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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 4th December 2018
Members were welcomed by our new President, Janet Porter. She especially welcomes Emma Sainsbury and Karen Morgan. Members were also given mulled wine and a non alcohol version. Proceedings got started with singing Jerusalem, played by Julia Sainsbury on the piano.
Minutes were agreed and signed.

Matters arising: We received a thank you from Keith Player and Angharad Baynham for their gifts for World Kindness Day. They expressed their surprise. Thanks went to Louise Roberts for organizing.

Our Business: Business was kept to a minimum as members had been sent a newsletter of things that would be happening during December and January but Janet quickly went through it.
A presentation to Betty Salthouse, our retiring President, took place. This was a book token and a flower planter; she was thanked for firstly stepping in to be President 4 years ago and then carrying on.

Christmas meal: On Dec. 10th 7.00 for 7.30pm. Arrange transport between members.

Christmas walk: Thanks was given to Carol for hosting and Gill for organizing the walk as well as the those who provided the refreshments.

Competition: The annual competition winner was announced. This year there were 3 winners, Louise Roberts, Betty Salthouse and Jenny Harris.

Flower of the month winner was Gill Truebody.

Members were reminded that there are 6 resolutions to be voted on. Information can be found in the latest WI magazine. The voting slip is to be returned at the January meeting.

The theme for next year’s has Show Table been decided by Old Sodbury WI which will be “A Child’s Fairy Tale”. Members were encouraged to put their “thinking hats” on.

Our carol display for St Mary’s is “Angels from the Realms of Glory” and will be put on the font, setting up to be arranged.

Denman draw: this was won by Julia Sainsbury.

Next year the Spring Group meeting will be holding a food bank collection, instead of a competition. There were leaflets on suitable items the food bank would like. As this meeting is being held on our March meeting we would still do the collection but would have it ready for the February meeting.
We had received a Christmas card from Donna Butcher.

National: We had been asked by Iron Acton, as they can’t, if we can find a delegate willing to go to NFWI AGM in Bournemouth. Travelling on 4th June with an overnight stay, meeting is on 5th June. The delegate must be willing to write a report which can be sent to other WI’s in our group. Louise Roberts stepped forward.

With business finished Janet introduced Karen Morgan from “Hawkesbury Farm Shop”. She brought with her samples of pates and cheese that they sell. Also there were leaflets on other produce that they sell.
There was also a food quiz put together by Betty Salthouse.
The vote of thanks was given by Betty Salthouse.

Flower competition: Wendy Weaver with a pelargonium.

Competition: “What to do with the remains of the turkey” was won by Jenny Harris with a poem.
During coffee, tea and mince pies served by the committee we were entertained by Julia and Emma Sainsbury singing Christmas Carols.

At the end of the evening Janet wished everyone a Merry Christmas and to see everyone next year on January 8th 2019 at The Methodist Hall at the usual time.
Our speaker will be Bill Fairney on “Romantic Poets”.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 6th November 2018
Members were welcomed to this year’s AGM by our President, Betty Salthouse. There were several visitors, Susan Bennett, Laurel Shore Hannah Herod and Jo Knight.

Members then sang “Jerusalem” accompanied by Julia Sainsbury on the piano.

The first order of business was members were reminded of the Fire Drill, pointing out the fire exits and where to meet if we have to evacuate the building!

Tea Rota: Liz Hemingway and Melanie Gibbs.

The minutes from the last month’s meeting were agreed but with a minor alteration.

Federation: Members that attended to recent Group Meeting at Rangeworthy. They listened to an interesting talk as well as lovely refreshments. The competition held on the evening was knitted Trauma Teddies. They were judged, 1st Chipping Sodbury Morning, 2nd Rangeworthy, and 3rd Hawkesbury & Horton. There were many other teddies that although they were not in the competition they were sent on.

Our Business: The 4 members that took part in the Marshfield Quiz came 4th

The meeting with Jonathan Ionidies last month was well received. He attended this month’s meeting to judge the competition set by him. The winner from this was Louise Roberts.

It was announced, by Louise Roberts, that on November 13th it will be “National Kindness Day”. 2 names were put forward by the committee: Keith Player, the school crossing patrol man and Angharad Baynham who supplies “pooh bags” at the Cricket Ground at her own expense.

Book Club: now reading “Reservoir 13” by Jon McGregor. Meet at Carol Blaken’s on November 13th at 8pm.

Names and money were taken for the Christmas meal on December 10th at “The Old Royal Ship at Luckington. Those who had not chosen must get back to Carol by the end of November.

Christmas Walk: December 3rd meeting on the Plain at 10.30am. Lunch will be at Carol’s. A list went round for those walking and for those just lunching.

British Legion Tea: A letter was read out from the Branch Secretary thanking those who helped to make it a good event.

Members were asked who would like to lay the Poppy Wreath at the Memorial on Sunday 11th November. Gill Truebody volunteered to represent the WI.

The ladies from the knitting group chose the “Carol” for the “tree lighting” Festival at St. Mary’s. It will be Angels from the Realms of Glory. It will be placed on the Font. Setting up will be on Monday 17th December.

Arrangements for the December were announced. We would be setting up the hall from 3pm. The meeting is sampling Cheese, Chutneys and possibly sausages, made from the Farm shop in the village. Betty would be organizing a food quiz.

AOB. It was announced that Coalpit Heath WI are holding a Carol Service on December12th at 7.30pm at St. Saviour’s Church.

AGM.
Treasurer report: Julia Sainsbury gave her report, firstly giving her thanks to Gill Truebody, who had held her hand through the changeover. Things have changed, in that WI House had changed how they want the accounts presented. So it was a big learning curve from both of them. They will both be attending a meeting in the New Year to help. It was adopted by members. Peter Kirby, who audited these accounts, it was the last time he would do it for us.

When Betty finished she told members that she would be stepping down as President. Gill Truebody then took over the election of a new President. Janet Porter name was proposed by Wendy Weaver and seconded by Liz Howard. Although Janet was not at the meeting she had said that if proposed she would accept the position.

New Committee: All members were still staying on for another year with the addition of Wendy Weaver.

With this process over Gill then introduced our speaker for the evening, Patricia Bell with her helper Penny Lacy. This was a hands-on evening doing some printing with paints, carving etc. to make a Christmas card. The vote of thanks was given by Melanie Gibbs.

Flower competition winner was Gill Truebody with a chrysanthemum.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 2nd October 2018
Members were welcomed by our President, Betty Salthouse, to this month’s meeting.

Tea Rota: Margaret Plummer and Ellen Callaghan.

National: 2019 AGM will be in Bournemouth on the 5th June. Our delegate will be from Iron Acton. It has been announced that 2019 subscription will be 42.00. Betty also informed members that there was a photograph in the latest WI Life magazine of when at the Hawkesbury Show a few years back of members dressed up as “Bees” following one of our campaigns.

Federation: At the AFWI AGM in Weston-super-Mare Wendy Weaver was our delegate. She gave her report of which there will be a copy in the minute book.

Our Business: Those who ordered next year’s diaries, Julia have them.

Everyone expressed their enjoyment of last month’s meeting given by Sandra Bateman on the Bronte’s.

Christmas meal: After the discussion from last month Carol Blaken did some research on the 2 venues suggested. (The Old Royal Ship at Luckington and the Fox and Hounds at Acton Turville). Menus were on display and members were asked to look over them during the tea break and then a vote would then take place.

Quiz at Marshfield: A team of 4 would be attending on 5th October, Jenny Harris, Pat Seabrook, Pat Sherry and Sue Hope.

Autumn Group Meeting: All 10 tickets were sold. The competition of the “Trauma Teddies” was to be Julia Sainsbury’s. Any others made would go as well.

WW1 Anniversary Party: We will be serving teas etc. on 6th October in the Village Hall between 2-5pm. setting up starting at 12.30pm. Emma Sainsbury will be entertaining us with her singing accompanied by her Mum, Julia.

Skittles: Although the team came last players have been entered in the Bezar Trophy.

Scrape Books: Just recently Betty has been looking through these and suggested that members also look through them as it’s quite revealing on the vast amount of things members get up to. Alison Barnett would welcome any photographs people would have to put in these books.

Next month’s meeting will be our AGM and Betty asked for members to think about joining the committee as it would be good to get maybe some new ideas on future events.

Scarecrow Trail: Betty Salthouse had Suffragette Scarecrow in her garden that was supplied by Louise Roberts and the Guides.

Christmas Tree lights: We have been asked to decorate a tree again in St. Mary’s Church.

AOB: Julia supplied a couple of programmes from local Coach firms on trips.

With business over Betty introduced our speaker Jonathan Ionidies who was going to talk to us Book Production. He brought with him many products from his days in the printing industry. At the end of his talk he announced that he would judge a competition for designing a complementary slip for our WI to use. This would be judged at November’s meeting. The vote of thanks was given by Debbie Young.

During the tea break the vote was taken between The Old Royal Ship and The Fox and Hounds with the Old Royal Ship winning. Menus would be put out next month for members to make their choices. The date will be Monday 10th December.

The flower of the month was won by Wendy Weaver with her Rose.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 4th September 2018
Members were welcomed back after the summer break by our President, Betty Salthouse. She also welcomes Laurel Shore as a visitor.

Tea rota: Yvonne Bird and Gill Truebody.

The previous minutes from July were agreed and signed.

National: Betty announced that there was a spare ticket available for the AFWI AGM at the Winter Gardens pavilion, Weston-super-Mare on 19th September.

Our Business: The group meeting on the 18th October at Rangeworthy Hall, 10 tickets are available so sign up if you want to go. The competition will be “Trauma Teddies”. Julia Sainsbury brought hers to show members. Any other teddies made will be judged at the October meeting.

Hawkesbury Show: All those who helped with the making of items and setting up the table were thanked. Old Sodbury WI came first, with our WI coming second and Chipping Sodbury (morning) coming third. Unfortunately Rangeworthy’s preserve let them down. Louise Roberts sent thank you cards to the competing WI’s.
Louise was given a big thank you for organizing the “Photo Shoot” stand based on our campaign to end plastic soup.
Also thanks to those who put the promotional table in the hall with the scrap books out. Alison Barnett is working hard keeping them up to date. So if anyone has photos etc of WI events please let her have them.

Skittles: Lin Robinson reported that the team had enjoyed their first season. Although we came bottom of the league we were all willing to play next year.

British Legion Anniversary Party: This is taking place on 6th October 2-5pm. Louise Roberts and Gill Truebody are helping organize this with Sally Macfadyen. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served which will be funded by us.
Members were told that there was a £871 excess in Group funds, so we were asked if they were happy for this to be divided up between the other WI’s in the group. This would mean that we would receive £75. Members said that this would be ok. This money would go towards the purchase of cakes from Di Meredith. Also members would also be able to contribute.
Members wishing to help would be welcome from 12.30pm.

Book Group: Reading “The Food of Love” by Prue Leith. Readers to meet at Pat Seabrook’s at 8pm. On 11th September.

Cinema: Pat advised.

Xmas Dinner: The date decided on is Monday 10th December. This year it would only be 2 courses. The venue the committee had decided on was the Cross Hands at Old Sodbury but after some members were not happy with their meal last year other options were discussed. In the end 2 venues were suggested
1) The Fox and Hounds” at Acton Turville
2) Old Royal Ship at Luckington.
Carol was to research both venues and menus and bring back to the next meeting.

Marshfield Quiz: 5th October at 7.30pm. A team will be put forward. Carol will email Marshfield.

Scarecrow Trail: 23rd-30th September. One will be placed in Betty’s front garden. New Committee: please think if you would like to join the committee. The AGM is our November meeting.

Our Speaker: Betty introduced our speaker, Sandra Bateman on “Dispelling the Myths of the Brontes”. She gave members a very passionate talk that had members thoroughly enjoying listening to her. Jennifer Oldershaw gave the vote of thanks that made you feel you were really there with the family. Sandra said later that this was one of the quietest audiences that hardly moved.
Sandra judged the competition (Favourite book and why). This was won by Lynn Edwards with “Stig of the Dump” This made a big impact on her for several reasons. It made her realise that rubbish could be reused. She has always been interested in recycling ever since.

Flower of the month: Was won by Alison Barnett with a Michaelmas Daisy.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 3rd July 2018

Tea rota: Margaret Tunwell and Jenny Harris.

National: Alison Marsden, President of Rangeworthy WI, was the delegate for our group and represented us at Cardiff at the NFWI AGM. Betty read out her report. A copy will be attached in the minute book.

Federation: There were no Avon News, although an email had been sent out saying that they would be posted. The Federation Quiz was announced for Friday 26th October. We would be sending a team of which names would be forwarded at a later date.

Two ladies from our WI had been invited to Rangeworthy’s Senior Citizen’s Party, Hilary Rogers and Betty Salthouse went. They were entertained by Richard Lennox with the piano. An enjoyable supper was enjoyed by both ladies.

Our Business: There would be a show table meeting on 30th July at 7pm. This will be half an hour before the committee meeting. A volunteer was asked for anyone able to make the special card for the table as Liz Howard would like to give this up as she has done it for a good number of years. Lynn Edwards said that she would see Liz to see how she might be able to carry out this task!
Also at the Show Louise Roberts is willing to run a promotional table for us as well as a “photo booth”. This would be supplied by Louise. We would like to see a lot of support on the day!

Skittles team: Our team in the summer league are having an enjoyable time even if we are not winning. It’s a good night out so we would like to see some supporters.

Book Group: now reading “Black Roses” by Jane Thynne. They will meet at Sue Hope’s on 10th July at 12.30pm. Please to each bring some food.

Cinema: Pat provided a list of forth coming films.

WI Life: this is a reference to the wrap covering the magazine. This is now biodegradable but they are working to see if it can be improved.

Chipping Sodbury morning WI have invited 2 ladies to their annual coffee morning on 21st August at 10.00am. Ellen Callaghan and Gill Truebody volunteer.

Trauma teddy: Julia Sainsbury had made a teddy. This would be for the competition to be held in October.

AOB: There had been a request for the playgroup for donated cakes for an event they are holding on 15th July. Debbie Cleary would be grateful for any and is willing to receive them the day before. She lives at 9, Birgage Road.

With business over Betty introduced our speaker, Jenny Clark. Her topic was the reflections of a teacher, a learning legacy. This was her 1st talk to a WI. We think she did this very well. The vote of thanks was given by Pat Sherry.

Flower of the month was won by Betty Salthouse with a sweet pea.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 5th June 2018
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to our Annual Garden meeting. This year it was held at the home of Judy Chancellor. This was a return visit because we had held it here a number of years ago. The weather for the night was dry which makes a change!!!! Business was kept to a minimum.
The minutes from the last month’s meeting were agreed and signed.

Book group would be meeting at Jennifer Oldershaw’s. They would be discussing “ A Testiment of Mary” by Colm Toibin. The meeting would be on 12th June at 8pm.

Cinema: A list was available.

Those that would be attending the procession in Cardiff were given their instructions from Louise.

Members that would be playing skittles were told of the arrangements.

With the business over members were given permission to take a wonder around Judy’s garden. Many members remember how the garden was and how it has matured.
This evening gave members time to have a “catch-up” as well as having a supper. Food brought by members.
During the evening members that had decorated a hat for the competition paraded around and the winner, Lynn Edwards, was chosen by Judy.
The winner for the flower was Gill Truebody with a perennial gladiola.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 1st May 2018
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to this month’s meeting.

Tea Rota: Pat Sherry and Liz Howard.

National: as tonight’s meeting is to discuss this year’s Resolution, it will be discussed at the end of the business.
The coins for Friend ship envelope went around again. The money collected is for ACWW. This organisation is for communities abroad in less fortunate places. Also foreign coins are also accepted.

Federation: Those members that went to the recent Group Meeting that it was an enjoyable meeting. Although there were mutterings about the Treasure’s report. This was to be dealt with at the next committee meeting of Group representatives.

Our Business: A recent “show table” meeting was held which went well with things going well. A Carnival entry is still to be decided if we are going to take part.

The Bluebell walk is set for May 15th, meeting on the Plain at 10am. Those not walking can meet for lunch if wanting but see Gill Truebody.

Book Group: meeting at Pat Sherry’s on May 8th at 8pm.

Cinema: Pat Seabrook has put a list out.

Skittles: unfortunately the team lost their match. Another one is arranged for 14th May, 8.30pm at the Beaufort.

Emerson Green Hospital Visit: those attending are to be there for 6pm for the tour and buffet.

The Flower of the month competition is always judged by the visiting speaker. Thanks to Carol for the monthly reminders.

Next month’s meeting is the annual visit to a garden. This years is to Judy Chancellor’s garden on June 5th usual time. Judy lives in Alderley, next door to the church. Everyone was reminded to bring with them a chair, mug, plate as well as a plate of food which will be shared with everyone.
Anyone needing a lift to contact as committee member.

There is a competition for this meeting which is a “Decorated Hat.”

Following the business we then discussed this year’s resolution.

Mental Health matters as much as physical health. ”The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health, and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.”
A discussion took place with a vote afterwards with everyone supporting the resolution.

Following this debate our speaker, Donna Butcher, was introduced. Donna is our advisor for our group. She has held many positions within the WI. She was introduced to WI by her landlady while doing her training. She is around for the Hawkesbury Show, as one of the judges. The vote of thanks was given by Barbara Harvey.

Next month’s meeting, “A Learning Legacy”: Reflections of a Teacher with Jenny Clark.

Flower of the month was won by Judy Wilkie with a Camellia.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 3rd April 2018
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to this month’s meeting.

Tea Rota: Wendy Weaver and Pat Seabrook.

Minutes from the birthday meeting were approved and signed. Everyone agreeing that they all had a very enjoyable evening.

National: “the “Coins for Friendship” envelope was circulated.

Group meeting: those attending to see Diana Deacon to pay for their tickets. (April 19th @7.30pm at Rangeworthy).

Our Business: • Summer League Skittles: On Monday 9th April at the Beaufort Arms, supporters encouraged.
• Emerson Green Hospital: We now have enough attending for May 15th.
• Treasurer reported that there are 34 paid members.
• It was announced that there would be a show table meeting on April 14th at 7pm, this should only take about half an hour, before the scheduled committee meeting at Diana Deacon’s house.
• The competition for the October meeting is knitted trauma teddies. If interested contact Carol Blaken as she has the pattern.

Book Group: meeting at Jean Dowlands on April10th at 8pm. Members are reading “Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.

Bluebell Walk: on 15th May meeting on the Plain 10am. Walking through Swangrove and Badminton Estate.

Cinema: list available.

Bulb scheme: Gill Truebody will be in charge of the orders.

There being no other business Betty introduced Alan Hale. He told members about his time as a Policeman. He has now retired. Sue Hope gave the vote of thanks.

Flower of the month: this was won by Gill Truebody with a Blue Hyacinth.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 6th March 2018
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members, our Federation Rep. Donna Butcher, and visitors from various WI’s.
This meeting was our 88th Birthday meeting.

As members settled down Betty went through a few notices. Cinema forms were available.

Book group would be meeting at Jennifer Oldershaw’s on Tuesday 13th March at 8pm.

Snowdrop Walk - 12 walkers enjoyed a good walk, visiting Newark Park and Ozleworth. This walk was led by Gill Truebody.

Emerson Green Hospital Visit - this is to be held May 16th 2018. Members are to make their own way, meeting at 5.30pm for 6pm start.

The musical entertainment for the evening was provided by Ann Summers and Naomi with tunes from around the world as well as a musical quiz on TV and radio tunes.
Betty thanked members for their contribution to the excellent buffet. Hilary Rogers who made and iced the birthday cake, and Gill Truebody for providing the fruit punch.

The evening finished with country dancing.

A vote of thanks was given by Donna Butcher.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 6th February 2018
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed new members and visitors from Hillesley and Chipping Sodbury.

The minutes were approved and signed.

The tea rota drawn: Pauline Cochrane and Gill Truebody.

National: only 7 resolution slips were received and sent off.

It was announced that the Group Meeting would be hosted by Rangeworthy WI and held at their Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th April. Tickets are available from Hilary Rogers at £4. As there are only 10 tickets there may be a ballot or if there have been tickets returned we may be able to have these.

Our Business: A 2019 Programme meeting was held at Carol Blaken’s. It proved to be a productive meeting.

Our afternoon event, held at the village hall on Sat. 3rd Feb. focused on the “End of Plastic Soup”, this is an on-going campaign with the National WI. This was highlighting the problem of pollution in our oceans. We would like to thank John Ruthven for showing the documentary “A Plastic Tide”. It showed the litter left in our streets will eventually find its way into drains, streams and finally into the ocean. We held small workshops for the children, a make do and mend table, recycling clothes as well as tips on how we can do our bit! Thanks also to Louise Roberts especially for arranging the afternoon as well as all other volunteers.

Gill Truebody’s Snowdrop Walk: on 20th February, meeting on the Plain at 10am, walkers to bring a drink and a sandwich. They would start at Ozleworth then move on to Newark Park.Show Table meeting: to be held at Betty’s on 19th February at 2.30pm.

Book Group: meeting 8th February at 1pm at “The Old Royal Ship”, ladies would have read “A Respectable Trade” by Phillipa Gregory.

Cinema: a list available

Outing: Emerson Green Hospital on Wednesday 16th May, 5.30pm for 6pm start. There would be a tour and buffet.

Our evening speaker was then introduced, Pauline Dixon. Her talk was “A whistle stop tour of the World”. This was part of hers and her husband’s “bucket list” wishes. She illustrated it with some beautiful slides of their travels, visiting friends and family, one was to a family wedding in the Philippines. We were all very envious of them both. The vote of thanks was given by Wendy Weaver.

Flower of the month was won by Wendy Weaver with a periwinkle.

The evening finished with tea, coffee and the raffle.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 2nd January 2018
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to our first meeting since Christmas. She also welcomed Jane Booe who came as a visitor.

Before starting the meeting she read out a poem written by Jenny Harris.

Volunteers were taken for making the drinks later.

The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were reminded that the resolution slips were needed to be handed in, if not on the night, by the end of January to Carol Blaken’s house. Also annual subs. are to be paid tonight of £41.

Federation: As there are new banking procedures for future events members were reminded that any tickets to be purchased are to be paid for up front. All members on email would have been sent a copy previous. Also a hard copy was available on the notice table.

Our Business: Thanks were given to Jenny Harris for getting the new programme the printers.

Review of Christmas Dinner -was an excellent evening with lovely atmosphere, although some members expressed a slight concern about the quality of the meal. Also the number of courses made it a little difficult working out the costs as well as the time factor. Next year it will be 2 courses and also considering another venue, possibly “The Old Royal Ship at Luckington.

Book Group-reading “An Imaginative Experience” by Mary Wesley, meeting at Pat Seabrook’s on 9th January at 8pm.

Cinema- Pat advised.

Birthday Meeting in March- a food list was circulated. Committee would provide the sandwiches. Hilary Rogers and Carol Blaken would organise the cake.

“Plastic Soup Campaign” organised for Feb. 3rd 2-4pm is to be held in the Village Hall. Louise Roberts is organising this event. We will be providing a produce table, any offerings will be welcome. This will be a fund raiser, so please spread the word!

AOB. It was announced that Audrey MacCarthy’s funeral will be on Thursday 10.45 at Westerleigh Crematorium. She was a long member of this WI.

Gill Truebody will be organising a “Snowdrop Walk” on 20th February around Newark Park and Ozleworth.

Betty introduced Jim Wilkie, who brought with him a collection of very old films, the topic being “Bringing the Past to Life with films”.
The vote of thanks was given by Louise Roberts.

The competition “A photograph of the Local Area” was won by Jenny Harris.

The flower of the month was won by Gill Truebody with some snowdrops.

The evening closed with cake, biscuits, tea and coffee.

 

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Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th
2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.
Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

Record of the Meeting held on 5th December 2017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the AGM meeting. The meeting started with the ballot for the Homes and Gardens meeting on Monday 27th November as we only had 6 tickets with 7 people wishing to attend.

Betty did the Fire drill for those attending.
Barbara Harvey set members off to sing Jerusalem.
The minutes were agreed and signed.

National: Members were informed that the subscription fees, to be paid 1st Jan. 2018 will be £41.

Federation: The Federation Carol Service is to be held on Monday 4th December at St. Mary Redcliff Church.
Other Carol Services are 1) Chipping Sodbury’s on December 11th. 2) Coalpit Heath’s on December 13th.

Our Business: Denman list was circulated with the draw to take place at the December meeting.
Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Jenny Harris and Barbara Harvey entered the Federation Quiz and came joint 2nd with over 30 teams taking part.

Book Club: 14th November 8pm at Jean Dowlands who are reading “Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Christmas meal: 6th December, Lin Robinson was collecting money and menu choices.

Christmas Walk: 11th December, meeting on The Plain, time to be confirmed at next month’s meeting. There will be soup and puds at the end of the walk courtesy of Wendy and John Weavers house at Beech Lane Farm, Starveal Lane.
Betty asked members if anyone would kindly lay the Poppy Wreath on behalf of the WI, Sue Webb volunteered.

December meeting was discussed. The entertainment is to be “Spectrum SG” (approx 20 people are going to sing etc); they all do this for charity.
There will be the usual mince pies and mulled wine.

AOB. Green Hearts and swishing etc: Louise Roberts was going to organise with a possible date of 3rd Feb. 2018 at the Village Hall.
Plastic Soup: this will be discussed at a later date.

With this part of the evening over it was over to the Annual General Meeting.

 

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Record of the Meeting held on 7th November 2017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members and visitors to this month’s meeting.
 

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Record of the Meeting held on 10th October 2017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members and visitors to this month’s meeting.

It was decided that refreshments would be served by committee members.

The minutes from last month’s meeting were agreed and signed. With several members from the committee missing, due to various reasons those who were present were thanked for taking the meeting.

Gill Truebody was our delegate at the recent Avon Federation AGM. She gave a short report. A speaker from “The Not Forgotten Association” gave a very enjoyable talk. There was also a talk from author Julie Summers who wrote “Jam Busters”, from this book came the television series “Home Fires”.
Gill saw our banner that we made as well as all other WI entries. Gill said that she’s glad she goes to these meetings but when taking notes she can get lost in her notes.

Our business: As we were the hosts for the recent Group meeting Betty thanked all those who contributed with refreshments, help and for all those attending.

Book group: 14th November at 8pm at Jean Dowlands, reading “ Black Water Lilies” by Michel Bissel.

Cinema: list available.

Xmas Dinner: A list of menu choices available as well as deposits to be paid. Dec. 6th at The Cross Hands 7 for 7.30pm.

Xmas decoration meeting: Gill would be arranging a meeting to make decorations for the tree for the Christmas service.

Melanie gave a short mention about the “Free day” at Denman she attended recently.

Our November meeting is also our AGM. Several long serving committee members will be standing down (Gill Truebody, Barbara Harvey and Wendy Weaver) so we will be looking for some new members to join us! Following the AGM our speaker will be Liz Ranger from the MS Therapy Centre.

Following the business Betty started the rest of the evening off with some poetry and prose. Members also had a chance to contribute their favourite prose and poems. Those taking part also was Gill Truebody, Liz Howard, Judy Wilkie and Margaret Plummer with one of her own poems.

Flower of the month was won by Alison Barnett with a rose.

 

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Record of the Meeting held on 2nd May 2017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members and visitors to this month’s meeting.

Tea rota drawn: Kathryn Kempster and Judy Chancellor.

Minutes from last month’s meeting were agreed and signed. It was agreed that those that joined in with the mini workshop of making a beaded bracelet was enjoyed.

Betty again thanked everyone that was involved with preparations for the recent Group meeting.

The envelope for the “coins for friendship” was passed around.

A skittles evening at the Beaufort Arms has been booked for Tuesday 1st August. Details will be discussed at a future meeting.

Cinema: details of forthcoming films will be circulated by email.

Book Club: they are reading “The Marble Collector” by Cecilia Aherne. They will meet at Jean Dowland’s on Tuesday 9th May at 8pm.

Show Table: “A Winter’s Tale”. A summary of the play was put out, for those interested. Any members who are interested in holding a play reading are to make their own arrangements.

Carnival entry: Volunteers interested in entering the carnival are to contact Liz Howard. She is looking into obtaining a float and the theme may be “Underground Stations”.

The Garden meeting on June 6th will be at Hillesley Rec. Members to bring a plate of food, enough for one, a chair, mug and plate. If members have some outdoor games could they bring them? If for any reason it rains then there will be a quiz. If members cannot sort out a lift then please contact Carol Blaken.

A.O.B. Jenny Harris informed members that Wendy Peacock sent her best wishes to members.
Gill Truebody wanted to remind members that she would be standing down as treasurer and as a committee member at Novembers AGM. So hopefully someone will come forward to take up this position.

Liz Howard, our delegate for the National WI AGM in Liverpool in June, addressed members of the resolutions that will be discussed. There are 2 resolutions that will be voted on:
1) Microplastics fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on the Government and industry to research and develop solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.
After a short discussion members voted unanimously in favour of this motion.
2) This meeting calls on every WI and NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.
This resolution was not so easy to vote on, so it was decided that Liz was to use her discretion with this one as the information she had was limited. She would be attending a meeting at Keynsham later in the week and there may be more information available to her.

With business over Betty introduced Barry Walding and his wife to members. With the use of slides he showed us some of his paintings and techniques he uses. The detail was amazing. The vote of thanks was given by Judy Wilkie.

The competition “A picture using any medium” was won by Wendy Weaver.

The flower was won by Pat Sherry with a tree peony.

  
 

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Record of the Meeting held on 7th March 2017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed our members as well as guests from local WI’s as well as Donna Butcher, WI Adviser, and her guest to our 87th Birthday Party. We were asked to stand and sing “Jerusalem”. Julia Sainsbury accompanied us on the piano.

Minutes from last month’s meeting were approved and signed.

The programme for the evening would be a short business session. We would be entertained by our close-up magician, Philip Ringwood, who would work round the tables, so during this we can partake of the buffet.

Betty thanked Carol Blaken for making the birthday cake and Hilary Rogers for decorating it. Also Gill Truebody for her excellent punch and all those who contributed to the buffet and committee for making the sandwiches.

A reminder was given for the Group meeting, which would be on 4th April. We will be the hosts and admission is by ticket only. The speaker will be Lucienne Boyce who will be talking on the Bristol Suffragettes. Our own meeting will be on 11th April in the Methodist Hall with Kathryn Smeaton from Marriot Crafts and we will be making bracelets.

Louise Roberts gave a short report on her recent visit to “Denman College”. She won a Bursary from this WI at Christmas. She went on an Italian Course and thoroughly enjoyed her experience. She is saving up to go back again.

Avon Federation Spring EGM will be on the 29th March in the Somerset Hall Portishead.

Our delegate to the AGM in Liverpool will be attending the Resolution meeting on the 27th April.

Book Group will meet at 8pm on the 14th March at Hilary’s and are now reading “The Improbability of Love” by Hannah Rothschild.

A very successful show table meeting was held. The 2018 programme was well underway.

A positive response for an outing to “Yeo Valley” was shown. We’ve also looking at the possibility in holding a skittles and social evening. Also another possible outing was a visit to Birmingham for Knitting and Craft Exhibition. If anyone has any other suggestions please pass them on to a committee member.

With business over Betty introduced Philip Ringwood, as he was going round the tables members enjoyed the buffet. Lynn Edwards gave Philip the vote of thanks.

The flower of the month was given to Judy Chancellor with a daffodil.

  
 

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Record of the Meeting held on 7th February 2-017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed our members to this months meeting.

Tea rota drawn: Julia Sainsbury and Pat Seabrook.

The minutes from last month’s meeting were agreed and signed.

Federation: Avon News. It was decided to keep the format the same. Copies will be delivered and distributed at the monthly meeting as it appeared to be no financial gain. But we would reduce the number of copies from 35 to 30. Members are to be encouraged to take them home, as often some are being left behind.

Pennant bunting flag from the federation: members, anyone interested in completing this are to see a committee member at end of meeting.

Our Business: There will be a programme meeting for 2018 will be taking place on 13th February at 2pm. All welcome.

Show Table: members were asked if they had any craft item that they could link to the theme of “A Shakespeare Play”, as this is a major consideration, to contact a committee member. A meeting will be held on 28th February at Wendy Weaver’s starting at 7pm, before the monthly committee meeting.

Trips: We would welcome ideas for future trips. One being considered is to “Yeo Valley.

Book Club: Meeting at Pat Seabrook’s on 21st February at 8pm. They will be discussing “Readers of Broken Wheel Recommended” by Katarina Bivald.

Fabric Bags: A small group got together to make these bags .Betty thanked Bethesda Chapel for the use of their facilities, free of charge. They completed 40 for the use with drainage bottles after breast surgery. Lin Robinson delivered the completed ones when attending an appointment at Southmead Hospital. They were very pleased with them.

Birthday Meeting: the list went round again. The entertainment will be a Magician.

Group Meeting April 4th: We are the hosts. Tickets will be available from Hilary Rogers at a price of £4.

Betty then introduced this month’s speaker, Michael MacMahon. He gave a talk on “Living Well, Spending Less”. The competition for “A money saving tip” was won by Wendy Weaver with “Is it a want or is it a need”. The vote of thanks was given by Betty Salthouse.

Flower competition was won by Lynn Edwards with an Iris.

The evening came to close with tea, coffee and biscuits.

  
 

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Record of the Meeting held on 3rd January 2017
Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members to the first meeting of 2017. She also welcomed a visitor Kirsty Stevens.

Tea rota: Louise Roberts and Katheryn Kempster.

Minutes from the previous month was agreed and signed. Members were reminded that subscriptions of £39 and new programme were being collected. Resolution slips are being taken. Spares are available tonight but slips can be delivered to Carol Blaken’s by the weekend where they will be posted off. The successful one or ones will go forward to the NFWI AGM in June. Liz Howard is the delegate.

Federation: Avon News Letter, over the past year they have been trialling options to receive it. Lots are being wasted and now members can decide whether to receive it electronically as well as hard copy or both. We will need to know your choice by the February meeting.

Our business: Christmas meal: Everyone enjoyed the meal and venue. The date for the meal for this year will be decided at the September meeting.

Thanks were given to Gill Truebody and others who decorated the Christmas tree that depicted the carol “Ding Dong Merrily on High” at the Church. Also thanks came from Melanie Gibbs for donating the tree for Hillesley’s Christmas Festival.

Betty Salthouse thanked Wendy Weaver for hosting the venue after the Christmas Walk. Everyone that went thoroughly enjoyed the food!

Birthday Party: a list was circulated for food donations. Sandwiches were going to be done by the committee.

Spring Group meeting: We are the hosts.

Book Group: Meeting taking place at “Trouble House” on 19th January at 1pm. They will discuss “Single & Single” by John LeCarre.

Cinema: list available.

Show Table: the theme to be a “Shakespeare Play”.

A date is to be arranged to make some bags for the Bosom Buddies. Those interested contact a committee member.

Competition winner for the year was Louise Roberts. She also won the Bursary Draw to Denman.

Flower competition winner for the year was Wendy Weaver. Wendy also won this month’s flower of the month with a Geranium; this must reflect the strange weather we are getting.

The evening went on with a Beetle Drive.

  
 

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