Welcome to the newsletter – albeit a rather late one. At least it is here before the February meeting.
Unfortunately we seem to be asking for you to empty your purses at the moment. Probably the most important notice is to ask that anybody who has not paid their subscription fee of £41 to please bring it to the meeting or let Liz have it as soon as possible because it must be sent to Federation very soon.
Balances for the tour of the RSC and the Needle Felting workshop need to be paid at February meeting. If you are unable to attend then please put it through Dee’s by letter box by 9th February. The balance for the Kelmscott trip must be paid at March meeting or, once again, through Dee’s door by 10th April.
Since we will be car sharing to the RSC we will check nearer the time who needs a lift. I know that some of you are making a day of it, shopping, having lunch etc, so the time to meet outside the theatre will also be confirmed.
We are visiting the National Memorial Aboretum in Staffordshire on Tuesday 15th May, travelling on Martins Coach, cost £12 for W.I. Members and £15 for non members. Pick up is from Tysoe only. This trip is open to all and promises to be a good day out. Entry is free, though donations gratefully received; there are various modes of transport available on site to explore and costs apply to these. Please follow the link to the official website for more information. http://www.thenma.org.uk/
We are holding another craft workshop on Saturday June 5th where we will learn how to craft fabric flowers and flowers from paper cupcake cases under the tuition of our visiting expert Paula.
Deposits for Visit to National Arboretum on May 15th and fabric flower workshop on 5th June £5 per person payable at Feb and March meetings.
The Craft and Laugh group are in the middle of a special project and are still looking for any small dolls for this. Maybe your children or grandchildren are clearing out their old toys to make way for their Christmas toys. If so please pass any unwanted dolls to us.
Further to our January meeting we have been invited by Myton Hospice to visit ‘behind the scenes’. We are limited to a maximum of eight people so speak to Dee if you would like to be included.
There will be more workshops, events and trips throughout the year.
Beki is organising a short circular walk in April which will take around an hour. Hopefully the weather will be improving by then. More walks will be arranged if enough interest is shown. Speak to Beki to be included in this particular event. Please be aware that it will be over uneven ground and include three stiles.
I know that it seems we are always asking you to donate something – that’s because we are! This time we are asking for any red wool, fabric, thread etc to take part in two projects , one for us and one for WFWI. We will explain later when we have more information.
Janice, one of our members, has just replaced her printer and has spare HP920 cartridges which she is happy to donate to anybody who uses these. She will bring them to the meeting on Wednesday.
We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 7th February at 7:30 pm when the speaker will be our own Eileen Mann. If you cast your mind back to the December celebration then I think you will realise that this will be quite a lively talk!
See you all then.
Competition is to make something Valentine themed.
Christine Harrop – Secretary