June 2021

A Note from Sue

By now, we would have voted on this year's Resolution, but given the ongoing restrictions, the deadline to vote has been extended to 2nd July. At May's monthly meeting we had the opportunity to briefly discuss this year's Resolution i.e. raising awareness of the early signs of Ovarian Cancer. In order for you to make an informed decision on whether or not you would like to support this, please refer to the following link: WI Resolution

If you want to vote for this Resolution, could you please email me no later than 1st July

Resolutions and campaigns are an important part of the whole WI experience, and our Community litter pick (more details in newsletter) has its history based on a Resolution passed in 1954 to encourage residents to tidy up their communities. This helped form the organisation we know today as ‘Keep Britain Tidy' and the Charity acknowledges the importance of this Resolution on its web pages-please see below. As a National Organisation, we can and do make a difference, so if you have time, please support the Resolution process.

I know the past 15 months have been difficult for many members on so many levels, and the long-awaited lifting of all restrictions on the 21st June is balancing on a knife edge, but if it is delayed, so be it. The delay will not affect our monthly zoom meetings and small weekly face-to-face meet ups. I have said this on a number of occasions, but I will say it again, as a group we are here for each other and I for one, am immensely grateful for the support and friendship I have received from WI friends during this wretched pandemic.

Take care and keep safe.

With very best wishes,

Sue x

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in June

Julia, Barbara C., Carolyn, Janet H., Kathryn C., Krysia, Margaret L., Sue I., Sheila, Lisa

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 17th June

7.30pm

Speaker-Milly Lawson on “Mildred Freeman - Mother’s Ruin”, the Story of Gin.”

Join Zoom Meeting

Competition-This month we have the pleasure of learning more about GIN. To link with this our competition will be as follows- basically anything GIN related-A poem, calligraphy, cake, photo, yarn work, a poster advertising your own GIN!

We have our own GINspiring women who I'm sure will embrace this challenge.

P.S. There is no prize for drinking the most GIN!

May Competition Winners

1st-Trish

2nd-Liz B.

3rd-Tiff

Raffle

May Raffle Winners

Esther

Julia Mc

Kath G

Eileen M

Carolyn

Please Note-Could all members please have either their own name and/or a picture of themselves when they log in to the Zoom meeting in order to be identified and allowed in from the waiting room.

Heatons WI News

Craft Group-As we, hopefully, look to meeting in person we are looking at meeting times for the Craft Group. These will probably be the second Tuesday of each month at 2pm and the fourth Thursday at 7.30pm. If you would like more information please contact Sally

Reminder-Could you please send any changes to your address, telephone number or email address to Kate. It is important you do this so that our records are kept up to date.

Groups Restarted-Chat and Coffee groups in the park, on Wednesday at Thornfield Park and Friday at Heaton Moor Park at 11.00am, have now restarted. Walk and Talk on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm has also recommenced. Please meet outside the Co-op at Moor Top.

Heatons WI Exercise Challenge-A reminder to keep a tally of all the miles you have walked, run, cycled etc. We will be asking for your final number in January and certificates will be awarded.

The WI Annual Meeting-The Resolutions session of the Annual Meeting can be found here.

The National Litter Pick will be held on 26th June. If members are interested in becoming involved, please contact Sue to co-ordinate any group activity. Members may pick litter with their family as well, as it is a community initiative and can be WI or family led.

Heatons Post-The local newspaper has a community hub, on Tatton Road, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.

NHS Big Tea-Please click on the link if you wish to be involved in this event to support the NHS. NHS Big Tea

North East Cheshire Group News

Wednesday, 7th July-Zoom garden meeting at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 21st July-Summer Walk. Meeting at 6.30pm at Nelson Pit car park, Lyme Rd, Higher, Poynton, Stockport,

SK12 1TH. Please bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic tables available.

Wednesday, 6th October-NECG Autumn Meeting. This meeting will be via Zoom. Details of the speaker to follow nearer the time.

Future events planned are

2021 Winter Trip

Christmas celebration

Spring Meeting 6th April 2022- Lesley Smith

75th Birthday - 22nd April 2022. Possibly 1947 theme.

Possible trip to Lichfield and the National Memorial Arboretum next year

Details to follow nearer the time for all these events

Cheshire Federation News

Tuesday, 22nd June- Arts & Crafts Sub-Committee Zoom Workshop, Knitting for Beginners.

Materials:

1 pair knitting needles, any size although 5mm (old size 6 is good to start). Knitting yarn: double knitting, Aran or chunky will be fine.

Join our Zoom Meeting at 7:30p.m.

Please Note-This event is for CFWI members only so please do not share with non-members.

Future, planned workshop, all on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Details to follow: 22nd July 2021 - Simple tote bag: 17th August - Crochet for beginners: 21st September - Decorate your Centenary tote bag: 19th October - Knitting 2: 16th November - Yorkshire / Dorset buttons: 14th December - Crochet 2

Monday, 20th September-Bowls Fun Day 2021. This will take place at Winington Park Recreation Club , Northwich at 10am. Entry fee £5.00 per member.

Friday, 24th September-Golf Day at Hartford Golf Club, Northwich. 18 holes of golf plus light refreshments. Cost £19. Applications to WI House, 11 Whitefriars, Chester, CW1 1NZ by 20th August. Please include payment. Cheques made payable to CFWI and include SAE., your name, address, telephone and handicap.

October/November-Federation Darts Competition. WIs are invited to enter a team of 4 players and a scorer. Entries will be divided into areas and within each area a knock-out competition will take place to decide which 12 teams go forward to the Finals Evening at Winnington Park Recreation Club, Northwich CW8 4EB.. Notification of the draw for the first round to be played in Oct/Nov 2021 will be sent out at the beginning of October.

Dates to Remember

(For details see above)

Thursday, 17th June-Heatons Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, 22nd June-CFWI Zoom Workshop

Wednesday, 6th October-NECG Autumn Meeting

Members’ Notice Board

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter, or know of any local events other members might be interested in please send details to Linda

St Martin’s Foodbank-1st Wednesday of the month. Please drop off at Kate J’s house. There will be a box for donations on the drive if the weather is dry or in the porch if wet, from 10am until the evening. The foodbank is in particular need of donations of long life milk and fruit juices.

Saturday 3rd July- Women’s March in Manchester City Centre at 5pm. A woman is killed by a man every 3 days in the UK. This figure has not changed in 10 years. Its time it did. The above march is to demonstrate against male violence in all its forms. If you'd like to join me in wearing the suffrage colours in pride and sisterly solidarity then contact me below for more information.

If all goes to plan, remaining Covid restrictions will be removed on 21st June. It is understandable if you not wish to attend. However if you'd like to help by sharing the event with other women using the Facebook link it'd be very much appreciated.