Newsletters

August 2019
A Note from Sue
I am acutely aware that monthly meetings can be busy and therefore, I don't get the opportunity to chat to as many members as I would like. So with this in mind, I would like to invite small groups of members round to my house for a cuppa and a chat. You will find sign-up sheets on the table offering a number of dates and times. Hopefully, by the end of the year I will have had the chance to chat to most of you outside of the monthly meetings.
Best wishes
Sue

Birthday Greetings
Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in August
Moira H., Barbara H.

Monthly Meeting
Scavenger Hunt-An ideal opportunity to get to know more members over a glass of Pimms (or similar). The Scavenger Hunt will be based on teams of 4, and will all take place within the Sports Club premises. Prizes for the winning team and individual spot prizes also being given. Full explanation at the meeting.
PLEASE NOTE-As the scavenger hunt has been moved indoors due to the bad weather we have been having we will no longer be having a Bring and Share supper. Refreshments will be available as normal.
Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Carolyn, Kate J., Barbara C. Door-Barbara D. Raffle-Michelle Meet & Greet-Angela B.
July Meeting Report Attendance: Members:40 Visitors:1 Income: Visitors-£5 Refreshments:£43 ARC Silver collection-£21 NFWI raffle:£44

News and Events
Heart of the Heatons Festival-October 4th-13th. We have been asked to be part of this festival so we are having a Yarn Installation. We would like members to make beanie hats and hearts. Please see Sally, Ann M. or Linda McD. for more details, patterns etc.
Assets List-We are compiling a list of our WI assets and, once completed, it will be available for reference for members on the signing-up table. In order that we have an accurate record, we are asking those members who 'take care' of WI property to let Ann Marshall know. Ann will then add items to the register. 
Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela B. so that she can contact them.

News from North East Cheshire Group
Autumn Walk-Monday, 23rd September. Details to follow
Autumn Meeting-Wednesday, 9th October. The History Wardrobe “Good night, sweet dreams”, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.. See Angela B. for tickets which cost £5

News from Cheshire Federation
Autumn Meeting- Monday, 21st October at Mere Golf and Country Club. The speaker will be Reverend Kate Bottley. Tickets £14 to include lunch. Please contact Angela B. for tickets.
Beryl Hood Bursary-The federation is offering a bursary of £330 for an open course at Denman to be used between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. The winner will also receive help with travel expenses up to £50. If you are interested please send your name and contact details to WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th September.
New Wave Weekend at Denman-29th November-1st December. Some members of our WI are going to Denman College for this great weekend, If you would like to join us please book via the Denman Website or if you would like more information, please contact Angela B.
Price: £375. This includes: 3 workshops with all materials; 2 nights’ accommodation in single en suite rooms; a demonstration on Friday evening; Saturday night entertainment; welcome drinks; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 three- course dinners; 2 coffee and 2 afternoon tea refreshments; free taxi from Oxford Station; lots of fun! Places are limited so book soon.

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 

Macmillan Coffee Morning-Barbara Humpage will be holding her annual Macmillan coffee morning on Friday, 20th September 11.00am-1.00pm at the Moor Club, Heaton Moor. Please note this is a change of venue from previously.
Food Bank Collections-Each month Esther and Janet will collect donations for the Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank. (More information about the foodbank’s work and the Trussell Trust can be found at www.fallowfieldwithington.foodbank.org.uk). Donations of items such as cereal, tinned food, long-life milk, toiletries, sweet treats, etc., can be brought to our monthly meetings for delivery to the foodbank.

July 2019
A Note from Sue
I hope you all have a great meeting this month, I'm sorry that I'm not able to join you. For those heading off over the summer on various trips, excursions and holidays, I wish you safe travels and an enjoyable time.
Kind regards,
Sue

Birthday Greetings
Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in July
Ann M., Liz B., Chris T.

Monthly Meeting
Speaker-Louise Danson from Manchester Dogs Trust re-homing centre
Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Carolyn, Tiff, Anne K., Sheila Door-Suze Raffle-Louise I., Michelle Meet & Greet-Angela B., Deborah
Trading Table-Tiff
June Meeting Report Attendance: Members: 42 Visitors: 1 Income: Visitors-£5 Raffle- £33 Silver collection-£20.40

News and Events
NFWI Raffle-We will be selling tickets at the July meeting. They will be £1 each. We will not be holding our usual raffle this month.
Heatons Festival-Some of our members were present at the festival, spreading the word about the WI, Kick the Plastic and selling a few crafts. We raised approximately £70.
Assets List-We are compiling a list of our WI assets and, once completed, it will be available for reference for members on the signing-up table. In order that we have an accurate record, we are asking those members who 'take care' of WI property to let Ann Marshall know. Ann will then add items to the register
Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela B. so that she can contact them.

News from North East Cheshire Group
Summer Outing-Friday, 26th July to Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tickets are £10.50. Please see Angela B. for details. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS OUTING.
Summer Evening Walk-Wednesday, 17th July. Meeting at the Spread Eagle Pub, Hatherlow, Romiley at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm departure, returning to the pub at approximately 8.15pm. The pub serves food, including a carvery. In the event of bad weather there will be a social gathering at the pub.
Autumn Meeting-Wednesday, 9th October. The History Wardrobe. See Angela B. for tickets which cost £5

News from Cheshire Federation
Autumn Meeting- Monday, 21st October at Mere Golf and Country Club. The speaker will be Reverend Kate Bottley. Tickets £14 to include lunch. Please contact Angela B. for tickets.
Beryl Hood Bursary-The federation is offering a bursary of £330 for an open course at Denman to be used between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. The winner will also receive help with travel expenses up to £50. If you are interested please send your name and contact details to WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th September.
New Wave Weekend at Denman-29th November-1st December. Some members of our WI are going to Denman College for this great weekend, If you would like to join us please book via the Denman Website or if you would like more information, please contact Angela B.
Price: £375. This includes: 3 workshops with all materials; 2 nights’ accommodation in single en suite rooms; a demonstration on Friday evening; Saturday night entertainment; welcome drinks; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 three- course dinners; 2 coffee and 2 afternoon tea refreshments; free taxi from Oxford Station; lots of fun! Places are limited so book soon.

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

Food Bank Collections-Each month Esther and Janet will collect donations for the Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank. (More information about the foodbank’s work and the Trussell Trust can be found at www.fallowfieldwithington.foodbank.org.uk). Donations of items such as cereal, tinned food, long-life milk, toiletries, sweet treats, etc., can be brought to our monthly meetings for delivery to the foodbank.

June 2019
A Note from Sue
Happy 11th Birthday to us! Carrying on with our birthday tradition, refreshments will be free of charge at this month’s meeting..
Following on from the huge success of our yarn storming event in Heaton Moor Park, the 4 Heatons Traders have asked if we could re-install a small section of our display for the forthcoming Summer Festival on the 7th July, so of course we have said 'yes'! It's been extremely heart-warming reading the many, many comments left on Facebook. And in addition to the little wave of happiness we helped to create in the park, we are now in a position to give Arc a further cheque for £300 from our combined fund raising efforts. Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make the day and installation such a great success.
Best wishes
Sue

Birthday Greetings
Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in June
Barbara C., Janet H., Carolyn, Kathryn C., Krysia, Linda K., Margaret L., Sue I., Sheila, Julia


Monthly Meeting
Birthday celebrations-Celebrating our 11th birthday with local dance teacher Natalie Woods. Wear your dancing shoes!
Competition-Homemade sweets, to be tasted and judged by all. Please bring your entries pre-cut in small portions on a plate. Please also provide the name of your item and an ingredients list.
Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Louise, Janet W., Ann W. Door-Yvonne Raffle-Barbara D. Meet & Greet-Maureen, Angela B.
May Meeting Report Attendance: Members:47 Visitors:0 Income: Visitors-£0 Guests:1 Raffle- £38 Refreshments-£30 Plant Sale:£40.65
April silver collection £20.05 Knitting needle sale:£6

News and Events
The Yarn Storming and Picnic in the Park-It was another very successful day selling cakes and crafts. We raised £246.25 for ARC.
June Outing- This trip is now full. The coach will leave Green Lane at 9.30am. We visit Hebden Bridge then go on to Howarth. We are expected to arrive back at about 6.30pm
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO PRESIDENT’S COFFEE MORNING THIS MONTH
WI Diaries and Calendars-These may be ordered from Krysia at the June meeting. Diaries are £5, calendars £3.30. Money with order please.
NFWI Raffle-We will be selling these tickets at the July meeting. They will be £1 each. We will not be holding our usual raffle this month.
Gin-spiring Women-We will be holding the next event on Monday 8th July. JULY-IPER will be hosted by Angela and Tiff and will be held in Angela’s garden. Details to follow but please make a note of the date. All enquiries to Angela or Tiff.
Assets List-We are compiling a list of our WI assets and, once completed, it will be available for reference for members on the signing-up table. In order that we have an accurate record, we are asking those members who 'take care' of WI property to let Ann Marshall know. Ann will then add items to the register.
Questionnaires-Could you please return your completed questionnaire to Ann M. as soon as possible. If you have not received one please see Ann at the monthly meeting.
Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela B. so that she can contact them.

News from North East Cheshire Group
Summer Outing-Friday, 26th July to Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tickets are £10.50. Please see Angela B. for details. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS OUTING.
Summer Evening Walk-Wednesday, 17th July. Meeting at the Spread Eagle Pub, Hatherlow, Romiley at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm departure, returning to the pub at approximately 8.15pm. The pub serves food, including a carvery. In the event of bad weather there will be a social gathering at the pub.

News from Cheshire Federation
Tuesday/Wednesday, 18th and 19th June-The Royal Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Cheshire.
Friday, 12th July-County Walk to Hilbre island.
Lady Denman Cup, 2019-You are invited, in no more than 500 words, to write a piece of science fact or fiction describing an historic breakthrough or future invention, as yet unknown. Entrants must submit 4 copies (typed if possible) on A4 paper to the Cheshire Federation Secretary, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th July.
Autumn Meeting- Monday, 21st October at Mere Golf and Country Club. The speaker will be Reverend Kate Bottley. Tickets £14 to include lunch. Please contact Angela B. for tickets.
New Wave Weekend at Denman-29th November-1st December. Some members of our WI are going to Denman College for this great weekend, If you would like to join us please book via the Denman Website or if you would like more information, please contact Angela B.
Price: £375. This includes: 3 workshops with all materials; 2 nights’ accommodation in single en suite rooms; a demonstration on Friday evening; Saturday night entertainment; welcome drinks; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 three- course dinners; 2 coffee and 2 afternoon tea refreshments; free taxi from Oxford Station; lots of fun! Places are limited so book soon.

May 2019
A Note from Sue
May is the month when WIs discuss and vote on current resolutions. It is also an opportunity to take stock of what we have discussed and achieved to date on the two we are particularly concerned about, i.e. 'Mental Health Matters' and 'End Plastic Soup'. This year's resolutions are 'Don't fear the smear' and 'A call against the decline of local buses’; you will find briefing notes attached to the newsletter. If you have time, it would be really helpful if you could read the notes before the meeting. We will be voting on each resolution independently, it will not be a case of voting one against the other. The process can seem a little complicated, but the resolutions sub-group will be leading the meeting and if you have any questions whatsoever, please just ask!
Best wishes
Sue

Birthday Greetings
Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in May
Sue J, Shirley S, Louise I, Jane H, Norma D.

Monthly Meeting
Resolutions Meeting-see Sue’s note
Plant and Pot Sale-Please remember to bring your plants, seeds or seedlings and any unwanted pots, decorative or otherwise.
Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Pat McG, Maureen C, Ellen W. Door-Pat G. Raffle-Louise Meet & Greet-Angela S. Julie T.
April Meeting Report Attendance: Members:46 Visitors:1 Income: Visitors-£5 Raffle- £29 Refreshments-£25

News and Events
The Yarn Storming and Picnic in the Park-This will take place over the weekend of 18th/19th May. The installation will be in Heaton Moor Park on Saturday, 18th starting at 9.00am. If you are able to help either let a committee member know or just turn up on the day. Please bring scissors attached to a string and kept around your neck for safety purposes. Ann M. has the plan of where things are to go so speak to her in the first instance.
On Sunday, 19th, weather permitting, we will be having a picnic in the park starting at 1.00pm. Bring along your picnic to enjoy with members, family and friends. We are going to take this opportunity to raise funds for Arc by donating baked goods and crafts to be sold at the picnic. Volunteers are required to help on the stall in Heaton Moor Park, so please add your name to the rota which you will find on the signing-up table, even if just for 30 minutes. There will also be a sign-up sheet for cake/biscuit donations. As ever, please ensure all baked goods are wrapped and have a list showing all ingredients used.
June Outing-There are, currently, just four places left for our trip to Hebden Bridge and Haworth on 29th June. Please see Karen to book a place.
ARC Fundraising-It has been decided to give ARC the funds we have raised in instalments rather than a lump sum at the end of the year. A number of members went along to Arc last week to present a cheque for £300 to Jacqui Wood, Director of ARC.
So ladies a challenge; we have raised in excess of £300 to date. Let’s see if we can raise another £300 by the end of the year!
Gin-spiring Women-We will be holding the next event on Monday 8th July. JULY-IPER will be hosted by Angela and Tiff and will be held in Angela’s garden. Details to follow but please make a note of the date. All enquiries to Angela or Tiff.
Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela B. so that she can contact them.
Questionnaires-Could you please return your completed questionnaire to Ann M. as soon as possible. If you have not received one please see Ann at the monthly meeting.

News from North East Cheshire Group
Spring Walk-Friday, 17th May. This will be in the Bollington area. Please see NECG Newsletter for details.
Summer Outing-Friday, 26th July to Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tickets are £10.50. Please see Angela B. for details. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS OUTING.


News from Cheshire Federation
Wednesday, 5th June-NFWI AM at Bournemouth. Angela B. will be the delegate for the Heatons.
Tuesday/Wednesday, 18th and 19th June-The Royal Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Cheshire.
Lady Denman Cup, 2019-You are invited, in no more than 500 words, to write a piece of science fact or fiction describing an historic breakthrough or future invention, as yet unknown. Entrants must submit 4 copies (typed if possible) on A4 paper to the Cheshire Federation Secretary, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th July.
Autumn Meeting- Monday, 21st October at Mere Golf and Country Club. Tickets £14 to include lunch. Please contact Angela for tickets.
New Wave Weekend at Denman-29th November-1st December. Some members of our WI are going to Denman College for this great weekend, If you would like to join us please book via the Denman Website or if you would like more information, please contact Angela B.
Price: £375. This includes: 3 workshops with all materials; 2 nights’ accommodation in single en suite rooms; a demonstration on Friday evening; Saturday night entertainment; welcome drinks; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 three- course dinners; 2 coffee and 2 afternoon tea refreshments; free taxi from Oxford Station; lots of fun! Places are limited so book soon.

Newsletter April 2019

A Note From Sue

On behalf of the Committee I should like to wish you all a very Happy Easter.  For those travelling over the bank holiday weekend, I hope your arrangements go according to plan.  And finally, I’ve recently been in the company of Ann Coffey’s P A Daniel Oliver; Ann says ‘hello’ and sends us all her very best wishes.

Regards

Sue

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in April

Barbara D, Linda McDl, Chris S, Di, Anne K, Eileen

Monthly Meeting

PLEASE NOTE-In order to ease the setting up of the room the door will be opened at 7.20pm. If you arrive before this time we would be grateful if you would wait in the bar opposite. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Speaker-Bronwen Simpson from the Hatworks shares her enthusiasm for Stockport’s hatting past and her own story of how she founded her millinery company. Bronwen will be selling her hand blocked hats.

Competition-Cress

Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Carolyn , Esther, Janet L.      Door-Kate Y.       Raffle-Val     Meet & Greet-Angela B., Linda McD.

March  Meeting Report   Attendance:53 Members:    Visitors:2    Income: Visitors-£ 10  Raffle- £ 48  Refreshments-£35

 News and Events

Easter Collection-We will be holding an Easter treats collection for Wellspring and the Foodbank at this month’s meeting.  There will be 2 separate collection points for your donations.Your continuing generosity and support in these matters is very much appreciated.

Summer Outing-There will be a sign-up sheet at this month’s meeting for the trip to Hebden Bridge and Haworth on 29th June 2019.

Members that wish to go need to sign up at the meeting or, if you are unable to attend, contact Karen or Sue J. to be added to the list. We will be leaving Heaton Moor at 9.30am and arrive back approximately 6.30pm .The coach is being paid for by our WI.

Please note-There will be no choir on Saturday, 4th May. May 11th is a possibility, from 1pm to 3pm , but this has yet to be confirmed. Please see Karen for more information.

Charity Fundraising-We have raised over £250 for ARC so far.

Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela Britland so that she can contact them.

 News From North East Cheshire Group

Spring Walk-Friday, 17th May. This will be in the Bollington area. More details to follow.

Summer Outing-Friday,12th July to Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tickets are £10.50. Please see Angela B. for details.

News From Cheshire Federation

Wednesday 24th April-Resolution Meeting. 1.30pm at Frodsham Community Centre. See Sue J. for details

Thursday, 25th April-Resolution Meeting. 7.30pm at New Life Church, Congleton. See Sue J. for details

Wednesday, 5th June-NFWI AM at Bournemouth. Angela B. will be the delegate for the Heatons.

Tuesday/Wednesday, 18th and 19th June-The Royal Cheshire County Show, Tabley, Cheshire.

Lady Denman Cup, 2019-You are invited, in no more than 500 words, to write a piece of science fact or fiction describing an historic breakthrough or future invention, as yet unknown. Entrants must submit 4 copies (typed if possible) on 4 paper to the Cheshire Federation Secretary, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th July.

March 2019

A Note From Sue

I’m sure you will all appreciate the time, effort and many hours of planning which takes place to ensure our meetings run smoothly and efficiently.  The final part of this planning process culminates in the surge of activity on the night of our meetings from 7.00 pm – 7.20 pm.  And it is for this reason we are asking members who arrive before 7.20 pm, to please wait in the public bar, which is situated at the opposite end of the corridor to the meeting room. When you arrive for this month’s meeting you will see that the room will be set up in a ‘theatre style’. This room layout was chosen to enable members to get a closer look at the flower arranging demonstration which will be undertaken by Victoria from Blue Door Flowers.  So, I'm sure you will all agree that we have another interesting meeting to look forward to.

Best wishes 

Sue

 Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in March

Laura P., Val, Linda K., Ann W., Deborah, Esther, Lindsey, Tiff 

Monthly Meeting

Speaker-Blue Door Flowers. Victoria will give an arrangement demonstration which will be raffled at the meeting.

Competition-None

Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Carolyn , Lindsey, Sheila      Door-Chris S.       Raffle-Sue I.     Meet & Greet-Christine T.

February’s Meeting Report   Attendance: Members:53    Visitors:2    Income: Visitors-£10   Raffle- £41    Speaker-£7.70  Swish-£3.00

At this month’s meeting you will be given a packet of cress seeds for growing for next month’s competition.

 News and Events

Saturday, 30th March-President’s Coffee Morning. This will take place at the Moor Club, Heaton Moor Road at 11.00am. All members are welcome but we would like to encourage new members to come along and meet others in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We are looking for two members to bake cakes. If you can do so please email Sue. J.

Thursday, 4th April-Kick the Plastic meeting at the Sports Club, Green Lane at 6.00pm. This follows on from the meeting held in November, discussing the ways to reduce the use of plastics in our local environment.

Monday, 8th April-Mindfulness Event at the Moor Club, 7.00pm. This event is to help bring awareness to ways of controlling our own mind. We think we have no choice but to follow our thoughts. In the session Jane hopes to explain mindfulness and get people to engage in a short mindfulness exercise. This would be followed by a meditation based on Buddhist teachings but suitable for Buddhist and non Buddhist. There will be a charge of £2.50.

May Meeting-Bring and Buy Plant Sale. We would like members to start cultivating cuttings and seeds for this event.

Sunday, 19th May-Friends and Family Picnic at 2.00pm in Heaton Moor Park. To coincide with the yarn storming and the Heatons Garden Trail we are hoping, weather permitting, to hold a picnic.

The Heatons WI Choir-The choir is looking for new members. They usually meet on the first and third Saturday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, at the Moor Club and the cost is £4.

Save the Date-Summer trip. 29th June. Destination to be decided. Further details to follow.

The Royal Cheshire Show, 18th/19th June 2019-We now have the title for the show-“The Silver Screen”. Please follow this link for all the details of the categories-/https://cheshirewi.org.uk/cheshire-show/2019-royal-cheshire-show/ If you would like to see a paper version copies will be available at the monthly meetings. If you would like to enter please see Sally, Linda or Ann M. for further details. Please have details of your entry, not the actual item, to Sally by 1st April at the latest. Cheshire Federation is looking for exhibition and refreshment stewards for both days. They also need volunteers to bake cakes to be sold for refreshments. If you are interested please see Sally for more details.

Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela Britland so that she can contact them.

News From North East Cheshire Group

Wednesday, 10th April-Spring Meeting at Woodford. Louise Jordan: THE HARD WAY. Tickets £5 from Angela.  The Heatons to run the raffle. Competition: a mixed media collage on the theme: “LIFE TO ME HAS BEEN A GREAT CHALLENGE….”. Please see Angela for details.

Wednesday, 17th April-Cheshire Peaks Group presents Edwina Currie, “Be Careful What You Wish For”. 7.00pm at Poynton Civic Centre. Please see Angela B. for details and tickets which cost £5.00 and include a welcome drink and refreshments.

Friday,12th July-Outing to Cromford in Derbyshire. Details to follow.

 News from Cheshire Federation

Tuesday, 26th March-PAL’S Spring Meeting. 10.00am-1.00pm at Tarvin Community Centre, CH38LY. “Our Planet, Our Countryside, Our Choices”. Speakers from Chester Zoo and the Wildlife Trust. Please see Sue J. for details.

Thursday, 28th March -Literary Lunch. 12.00pm-3.00pm at Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, CH37PT. The speaker will be Adam Hamdy, author and screen writer. Please see Angela B. for tickets.

Saturday, 6th April-Beginners knitting and crochet at WI House, 10.00am-3.00pm. See Angela B. for details.

Wednesday, 10th April-County Walk, a walk in the Alderley Edge area. See Angela B. for details.

Wednesday, 10th April-Archive Workshops.10.00am-12.30pm or 7.00pm-9.30pm

Wednesday 24th April-Resolution Meeting. 1.30pm at Frodsham Community Centre. See Sue J. for details

Thursday, 25th April-Resolution Meeting. 7.30pm at New Life Church, Congleton. See Sue J. for details

25th-27th October 2019-Cheshire Federation visit to Denman. The following courses have been booked: Silver Clay, Gourmet Salads, Alexander Technique, Wildlife Walking, Sing Your Socks Off, and Family History.

Lady Denman Cup, 2019-You are invited, in no more than 500 words, to write a piece of science fact or fiction describing an historic breakthrough or future invention, as yet unknown. Entrants must submit 4 copies (typed if possible) on 4 paper to the Cheshire Federation Secretary, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th July.

1st to 9th October 2020-Cheshire Federation Centenary Tour to Ontario. Guideline price £2055 based on 2 people sharing a twin room.

February 2019

A Note From Sue

I am sure you would all like to join me in thanking Linda for her sterling work in updating the newsletter and producing the handbook.  Both of these initiatives have been introduced to keep our membership fully informed of all that is happening both at local and national level.   So please do take the time to read through them and familiarise yourselves with all that the WI has to offer.

I would also like to take this opportunity of thanking the Programmes sub-group ie Ann, Tiff and Jane for all of their hard work as they pull the 2020 Programme together. I recently joined them for a Planning meeting and was impressed by how much thought, time and effort they have invested to date in their efforts to provide us with an inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining programme for 2020.

My final piece of news relates to The Heatons Network, of which I have been a member representing The Heatons WI over the last 2 years.  Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester has awarded The Heatons 'Age Friendly' status; we were the only area in Stockport to have achieved this award and The Heatons WI will be included in the award's list of contributors.    

Best wishes 

 Sue

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in January

Liz R., Barbara Y., Michelle, Trish

Monthly Meeting

Speaker-John Lindley, who was Cheshire poet laureate 2004 and Manchester Cathedral poet 2010, joins us to share a selection of his poetry.

Competition-Write a poem about inspiring women for International Women’s Day, which is being celebrated on 8th March.

Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Carolyn, Linda K., Lesley Hill   Door-Angela B.   Raffle-Linda K. 

Meet & Greet-Deborah

Swish Event-We will also be holding a swish event. Please bring along any unwanted accessories, handbags, scarves, jewellery etc. which are in good condition. You will be given a raffle ticket for each item with which you will be able to purchase one item. Members with tickets will have first opportunity after which other members may purchase items, with a minimum donation of £1. Any items left unsold must be taken back by the donor. All proceeds will go to our chosen charity, ARC.

December’s Meeting Report  Attendance: Members: 50   Visitors: 3   income: Visitors:£15   Raffle:  £38.50  Charity Raffle: £49

December Trading Table: £15.38   

News and Events

The Heatons WI Choir-The choir is looking for new members. There will be a back to basics session on 2nd March-all are welcome.  They usually meet on the first and third Saturday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, at the Moor Club and the cost is £4. PLEASE NOTE-The choir will meet on 9th and 16th of March.

The Royal Cheshire Show, 18th/19th June 2019-We now have the title for the show-“The Silver Screen”. Please follow this link for all the details of the categories-/https://cheshirewi.org.uk/cheshire-show/2019-royal-cheshire-show/ If you would like to see a paper version copies will be available at the monthly meetings. Cheshire Federation is looking for exhibition and refreshment stewards for both days. If you are interested please see Sally for more details.

Save the date-Thursday, 10th October-Louise Jordan will be with us again to present her new show “ The Hard Way”.

Please note-The time of the Friday swimming group has changed to 2.45-3.45. Please see Shirley Shaw for further details.

Charity support-Members voted last month for ARC to be our chosen charity for 2019.

Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela Britland so that she can contact them.

News From North East Cheshire Group

Wednesday, 10th April-Spring Meeting at Woodford. Louise Jordan: THE HARD WAY. Tickets £5 from Angela. The Heatons to run the raffle. Competition: a mixed media collage on the theme: “LIFE TO ME HAS BEEN A GREAT CHALLENGE….”. Please see Angela for details.

Friday,12th July-Outing to Cromford in Derbyshire. Details to follow.

News from Cheshire Federation

Tuesday, 26th March-PAL’S Spring Meeting. 10.00am-1.00pm at Tarvin Community Centre, CH38LY. “Our Planet, Our Countryside, Our Choices”. Speakers from Chester Zoo and the Wildlife Trust.

Thursday, 28th March -Literary Lunch. 12.00pm-3.00pm at Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, CH37PT. The speaker will be Adam Hamdy, author and screen writer. Please see Angela B. for tickets.

Wednesday, 10th April-Archive Workshops.10.00am-12.30pm or 7.00pm-9.30pm

25th-27th October 2019-Cheshire Federation visit to Denman. The following courses have been booked: Silver Clay, Gourmet Salads, Alexander Technique, Wildlife Walking, Sing Your Socks Off, and Family History. Please see Liz Robertson for details.

Wanted-Are you a confirmed craftaholic? Do you like sharing your knowledge and skills? Would you like to observe the CFWI Craft and Arts Committee? Then, your fellow committed crafters would like to hear from you. Please get in touch with Norma Dent, normadentwi@outlook.com

January 2019
A Note From Sue
I hope you all had a good Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Angela again, for all of her hard work and dedication over the last 4 years, representing us as our President.
January is an important month in the W I calendar-it's the month when we select which resolution we would like to see gain our vote at the Annual Meeting in June. The resolutions process can, at times, seem a little confusing but please don't concern yourselves about this as the resolutions sub-group will be on hand at this month's meeting to explain the process in more detail. You will find your resolutions selection slip in the November/December edition of WI life, so please complete this and bring it along to the meeting.
Best wishes
Sue

Birthday Greetings
Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in January
Pat McG, Ellen, Pat G,

News and Events
Lunch Club-The first meeting of our new lunch club will take place this month at The Heaton Pub on Didsbury Road. It will be on Wednesday, 23rd January at 12.30pm. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting. This will be a regular event, probably mid month. More details soon. Please see Suze for more information.
Spare Thursday Social-31st January, 7.30pm at the Moor Club. Line dancing.
Trip to Oldham and Manchester-On Friday, 8th February we will be meeting at East Didsbury tram station at 9.30am. We will travel to Oldham to see the Annie Kenney statue, have coffee and travel back to Manchester to view the Emmeline Pankhurst statue, with an option to stay for lunch. Lease see Angela Britland for details.
2019 Charity Nominations
The list below is of the nominations submitted by the Heatons WI members for the charity we will support in 2019. We will vote for our chosen charity at the January monthly meeting.
ARC-A local organisation, based in Reddish, which reaches out to individuals through creative workshops. It is art-based (painting, pottery, craft and textiles) and aims to improve mental health and well-being for those vulnerable adults, young people, children and post-natal mums who are affected and isolated by mental health issues.
Heaton Mersey Collective-The aim of the collective is to arrange events and activities to create a sense of inclusion. Funds are needed to develop a gardening group to care for small plots of land in Heaton Mersey.
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team- A 50 member team of volunteers, funded entirely by donations, who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Trafford Domestic Abuse Services-A charity which offers support to individuals and families who are affected by domestic abuse. Both female and male victims who work or live in the Trafford area are supported. Intervention and prevention services, in conjunction with other voluntary organisations, are provided across Greater Manchester.
Charity Fundraising-Last autumn the Heatons WI won first prize in the scarecrow competition at the Heaton Mersey Artisan Market with Aunt Sally Suffragette. The prize for the competition was a two-course Sunday lunch for two from the Sunday set menu at The Heaton Pub, Didsbury Road. We will kick-start our charity fundraising at the January monthly meeting by holding a raffle to win the lunch.The tickets will be on sale for £1 and all proceeds will go to our 2019 chosen charity.
The Heatons WI Choir-The choir is looking for new members-all are welcome. They meet on the first and third Saturday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, at the Moor Club and the cost is £4. PLEASE NOTE-There is no choir on Saturday, 19th January.
The Royal Cheshire Show, 2019-We now have the title for the show-“The Silver Screen”. We will send out details of the categories shortly.
Observer tickets-These are now available for the NFWI Annual Meeting in Bournemouth on 5th June, 2019 at a cost of £20. If you would like to attend please give the money, in an envelope with your name and the event, to Angela B. by 14th February.
Pastoral Care-If you know of anybody who is ill or has suffered a bereavement please get in touch with Angela B. so that she can contact them.

Monthly Meeting
Green Hearts Craft Evening: Make and take a green heart to #showthelove for our climate.
Competition-None
Rota Volunteers: Refreshments-Carolyn R, Michelle, Jane Door-Trish Raffle-Lynda 
Raffle-This month there will be two raffles-our normal monthly one which will be at 50p a ticket and one for our charity which will cost £1 per ticket
December’s Meeting Report Attendance: Members: 54 Visitors: 3 Donations: £30 Raffle: £131

News From North East Cheshire Group
Winter Walk-25th January. A walk in Lyme Park to the café and back to the Boar’s Head for an optional lunch. Meeting at 10.15 at the Nelson’s Pit car park, SK12 1TH. The walk will take place no matter what the weather is like. Friends and dogs are welcome

News Fron Cheshire Federation
ACWW-We have been advised that there will be no collections for ACWW for the foreseeable future.
Monday, 28th January 2019-Winter County Walk. More details in January.
Thursday, 14th March-Annual Council Meeting.
Thursday, 28th March 2019-Literary Lunch. The speaker will be Adam Hamdy, author and screen writer. More details to follow.
Wednesday, 10th April-Archive Workshops.
25th-27th October 2019-Cheshire Federation visit to Denman. The following courses have been booked: Silver Clay, Gourmet Salads, Alexander Technique, Wildlife Walking, Sing Your Socks Off, and Family History. Please see Liz Robertson for details.
Wanted-Are you a confirmed craftaholic? Do you like sharing your knowledge and skills? Would you like to observe the CFWI Craft and Arts Committee? Then, your fellow committed crafters would like to hear from you. Please get in touch with Norma Dent, normadentwi@outlook.com