June 2022

A Note from Sue

At this month's meeting, we will be celebrating our 14th Birthday. Our Founders, Suze ably assisted by Sheila, promoted the idea of starting a WI in The Heatons, and as they say, the rest is history!! So do please come along and join in the fun. Dress up in Vintage style, or in red, white and blue or whatever takes your fancy, it really doesn't matter, what matters, is an opportunity to have a good time. There will be a quiz and a team competition to decorate a hat. Tea/coffee/scones and jam will be free and for those wishing to have a glass of Fizz, the bar in the public area will be open. Finally, for those wishing to dance around their handbags, we will make sure the floor is free for dancing!

Now to a little bit of WI business. The Committee would like to welcome members to join us ; if you would like to come along to a meeting to find out more, please have a chat with anyone on the current Committee. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm, with the next meeting taking place on Thursday 7th July.

Take good care.

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, Liz Brown

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 16th June

14th Birthday and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

If you have a table decoration you wish to use please bring it along to the meeting.

Although the air conditioning will only be on during the refreshment break it may still be a little chilly, so an extra layer may be needed.

Rota Volunteers-Door-Karen Raffle-Louise Refreshments-Carolyn, Sarah R., Pat McG.

Cups-Val Meet & Greet-Angela B., Anna

May Meeting Report-Attendance: Members 31 Visitors 4 Income: Raffle: £ 24 Cakes: £ 20.10 Visitors: £10

Plant Stall: £35.65

Heatons WI News

Refreshments-In an effort to raise funds for our WI any cake left over at the end of the meeting will be sold at 50p a slice.

Rota-The rota for the next year is available on the sign up table. Please add your name to a slot. As there are 76 members it should mean that if each of us takes a slot we will be covered for the year.

Saturday 18th, June-Smart Works Summer Fashion Sale, free entry from 10.00am-3:30pm.

Shop a guilt-free bargain! They will have LOTS of amazing pieces (including brand new with tags and pre-loved clothing) ⁣

Smart Works Greater Manchester

Mellor House

2nd Floor

65-81 St Petersgate

Stockport

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Sunday, 10th July-The Heatons SummerFest-We will be taking a pitch at the SummerFest to be held in Heaton Moor Park, 11.00am to 5.00pm. We will be selling cakes and craft items, along with the teddies and other items from previous yarn storming events. We are asking members for donations of cakes and craft items. We will also need volunteers to set up, assist on the stall during the day and help clear up at the end. This will be the first opportunity to raise funds for ourselves and Signpost for Stockport, our chosen charity. An email will be sent nearer the date with further details but, meanwhile, if you can help in any way please contact Linda.

Sunday, 14th August-Angela’s “Tea and Scones in the Garden”. This will be a fundraiser for our WI, with a plant sale and craft table. Friends and family welcome. £3 per head. More details closer to the date.

Wednesday, 14th September-Calendar Girls, the Musical-There are still tickets for available for this event at the Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Please ensure Karen has the payment of £16 by Thursday, 16th June at the latest. Money in an envelope please, marked with your name and the event.

Save the date 7th December 12.30pm, Christmas Meal at Wycliffe Hotel

North East Cheshire Group News

If anybody is interested in any NEC Group activities please contact Karen

Friday, 8th July Summer Outing-A visit to the National Arboretum. Leaving at 9.00am from Hazel Grove Park and Ride, due back at approximately 6.00pm. The cost is £16 which includes a tip for the driver. Cash payment at June meeting please in an envelope, marked with your name and the event.

Wednesday, 13th July-Summer Evening Walk. Details to be confirmed next month.

Date TBC-Visit to Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire. Details to follow.

Cheshire Federation News

If anybody is interested in any Cheshire Federation activities please contact Angela

CFWI VIRTUAL WI-If anyone is interested in joining, as a dual member, or has a friend who would be interested in finding out more, please contact Angela B.

Tuesday, 26th July-Literary Lunch, speaker Clare Mackintosh, author of ‘I LET YOU GO’ and ‘I SEE YOU’. 12 noon – 3.30pm (doors open 11.00am) at Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton. CH3 7PT. Clare will be accompanied by Joanne Goodwin (editor of Cheshire Life). Clare Mackintosh (a former police officer) is a number one bestselling crime author. Her stories keep the reader guessing throughout, with always an unexpected final twist. Tickets £25 which includes a 2 course lunch PLEASE ADVISE OF ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (Members Only) Please make your cheques payable to The Heatons WI and give to Angela B. by June’s monthly meeting. Car sharing will be arranged, where possible.

Member’s 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 may be interested in please send details to Linda

Saturday, 9th July-Lindsey’s Fund Raiser Lindsey’s garden was featured in WI Life during the pandemic and shows how she created raised beds and a patio from leftover bricks and found or donated paving stones after her house extension. There will be teas, cakes, a raffle, and a sales table. 10.00am to 12 noon.

Saturday, 9th July-Action for Children Coffee Morning 10.30am to 12 noon at Heaton Moor United Church, Stanley Road. Come along and enjoy a coffee and cake with your friends. Any donations of cakes very welcome on the day.

The Heatons Friendship Group-This is a Facebook group aimed at like-minded people over 30 who are looking to extend their circle of friends in and around the local area. Find it here.

Recycling

RNIB Stamp Collection-Shirley Shaw is collecting used postage stamps for the RNIB. She will bring boxes to WI meetings for members to put their used postage stamps in. You will need to separate UK mainland from the rest of the world, including Isle of Man, Jersey etc. Shirley will collect and send them to the RNIB, who get £20 kilo.

B&Q is recycling plastic plant pots, small electrical items, batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

Heatons Post Hub is a collecting point for plastic lids, type 2, 4, and 5, straws, type 5 and plant pots, type 2 on behalf of Plastic Shed. They are also collecting new/nearly new working attire, flat shoes and accessories on behalf of the Smart Works Charity.

Superdrug Pharmacy at the top of Merseyway Shopping precinct is collecting empty medicine blister pack.

Blaggs Hardware on Heaton Moor Road is collecting medicine blister packs.

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 food bank is asking for donations of shampoo, carrier bags, tinned fruit, puds, potatoes, carrots, long life milk, fruit juice and size 5 nappies. Also shower gel, soap and baby wipes.