November 2022

A Note from Sue

At this month's Annual Meeting we come together to acknowledge all that we have managed to undertake and enjoy in the last 12 months. Sally and Deborah have prepared the annual reports and I'm sure you will all appreciate the hard work and effort that goes in to compiling these documents. (The reports will be circulated before Thursday's meeting). Sally and Deborah will be on hand at the meeting to answer any queries you may have, and therefore, it would be extremely helpful if you could take the time to read them before attending the meeting. In an effort to lighten the tone of the meeting, after business, those wishing to do so, can make a simple Christmas star decoration with all materials being provided on the night.

Our Adviser, Vivien, will be in attendance, as will a member of staff from Signpost for Carers, who will give a brief 15 minute talk to give us an insight into the work they do and how the proceeds of our fundraising efforts will be used by the Charity.

November is also the time when we vote for our President and the incoming Committee. And on this note, it is now time for me to step down and hand over to a member of the Committee. It has been an absolute honour and privilege serving as your President over the last 4 years. There have been many highs and some lows, but that said, it has been a wonderful personal opportunity for me, and one, that 10 years ago, I could never have envisaged undertaking!

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, at November's Annual meeting.

With very best wishes,

Sue x

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in November

Chris L., Yvonne, Bo, Chris Smith, Gillian

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 17th November


Annual Meeting- The order of the evening will be as follows:

1. Ordinary Business.

2. The Annual meeting (Reports should be with you by Tuesday)

· Treasurer’s Report-Deborah

· Annual Report-Sally

· President’s Address-Sue

· Voting in the president

Refreshments and craft activity.

Hard copies of the reports will be available at the meeting or contact your email buddy.

Activity-Making a bead star

Competition-A simple Christmas craft item.

Rota Volunteers-Door-Margaret L. Raffle-Krysia Refreshments-Carolyn, Pat F., Sarah R.

Meet & Greet-Chris B.

October Meeting Report-Attendance: Members 39 Visitors 21 Income: Cakes: £8.00 Visitors:£5 Raffle:£37.00

December Competition-None

Heatons WI News

November Trading table-This month Lindsey will be fundraising for her trip to the World Scout Jamboree in Korea.

Charity Craft and Cake Sale-Saturday, 3rd December at St. Paul’s Church Heaton Moor, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. We are looking for volunteers on the day to help on the stall. Please contact Linda if you are able to help. If you have any craft items please contact Linda for dropping off. We also need cakes and biscuits. Could we please have cakes that can be sliced and muffins rather than small cupcakes? Please contact Sue if you are able to bake and let her know what you will be making-this way we hope to avoid too many cakes that are the same. Please list all ingredients. Cakes can be dropped off at Sue’s house on Friday afternoon between 2.00pm and 6.00pm or at the church hall before 10 o’clock on the day. All the funds raised will go to Signpost for Carers.

Christmas Meal-The balance of £22 pounds is now required. Please place it in an envelope with your name on and hand to Karen at the monthly meeting. Alternatively please contact her at to make arrangements to drop off or post to her home address.

New WhatsApp Group-Buy/Swap/Sell/Give-This group is for anything except pets or livestock. You can offer an item for sale, ask for a swap or give away your item for free. Please keep all comments on this group and do not direct message until necessary to arrange pick up. The usual system is that the goods go to the first person to comment. However this is ultimately up to the seller. You may wish to select a name at random after a given time to enable working members to have a chance. Please contact each other by private message-DO NOT put telephone, addresses etc. on the WhatsApp group. Admin and the committee accept no responsibility whatsoever for the quality or condition of goods offered. Remember one woman's trash is another's treasures. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Christmas Raffle-As you know Lindsey puts together fabulous hampers for the Christmas raffle. We are asking members for donations of food items, such as biscuits, chocolates, bottles, including non-alcoholic such as Belvoir cordials, and new good quality items, such as candles etc. These can be brought to the November meeting. As with Christmas raffles in the past each ticket will be £2. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to donate please contact a member of the committee and we will arrange for you to drop off. All committee members’ email addresses are in the handbook.

Emails-Could you please check your spam folder on a regular basis? Emails are occasionally going into spam, especially those with attachments.

North East Cheshire Group News

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

Friday, 25th November-Trip to Sheffield. Karen will have tickets at the meeting. The cost is £15-please place in an envelope with your name on. Pick up will be from Hazel Grove Park and Ride. Time 9.15am

Arboretum Trip-If you went on the trip please see Karen, for a small refund.

Winter walk - Lyme Park, January , date TBC.

Craft Day-Volunteers are needed to lead a craft session in March - date tbc (11th or 18th ). Please see Karen asap.

Wednesday, 5th April-Spring Meeting at Woodford. 7.30pm start. Speaker TBA.

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.

Thursday, 24th November-Beaded Candy Cane and Star Zoom workshop.

Materials Needed:-small amount of ribbon, 25 round pearl beads made of either glass or acrylic. They can be 6, 8 or 10 mm diameter, as long as they are all the same, beading wire, beading needle, 10 inches of 0.8-1mm silver coloured wire, wire cutters, round nosed pliers and scissors

This event is for CFWI members only so please don’t share with non-members. Thank

Saturday 3rd/Monday 5th/Wednesday 7th December-Christmas at Whitefriars, 10.30am-3.00pm. Why not visit Chester for some Christmas Shopping and then visit the beautiful Georgian WI House to see it decorated in all its Christmas finery? You will receive a warm welcome from the Trustees and have the opportunity to see an engaging exhibition of the archives, plus craft demonstrations, raffle & souvenirs Refreshments will be available-the popular bacon bap or a meat-free alternative, including tea/coffee, at £5. Mulled wine & mince pies will also be on sale. You may drop in on any day but pre-booking will ensure you are well catered for!

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

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 long life sponge and tinned puddings, tinned peas, sweetcorn, carrots, tomatoes and fruit. Also biscuits and soap.


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.