June Newsletter

Welcome to our June Newsletter.  I hope you have all been taking full advantage of the extraordinary sunny weather we are having.  Although no doubt some of us are finding it a bit too hot for comfort.  We are never satisfied are we?

As many of you are aware the new law regarding GDPR (General Date Protection Regulations) came into force last month.  When you joined WI you completed and signed a  form with your personal details and paid a fee.  This is deemed as permission for personal details to be held as the membership represents an agreed contract. This information will only be used to contact you on WI business.  GDPR also  applies to pictures and photographs we take at any event or meeting.  We need you to opt out  if you are not happy to be included in these photos etc.

It won’t be too long now until our August Tea.  The date is Wednesday August 1st and this year it will be taking place in the grounds of one of our members in Lane End, Lower Tysoe. The cost is £7.50 and this includes a welcome glass of Prosecco, sandwiches, choice of cakes and various savouries. We need to know ASAP how many of you will be attending so that we can give final numbers to the caterers.

Once again the WI are in charge of the teas at the Tysoe Flower Show. Liz will be putting out a notice asking for volunteers etc.

There are still some places available on the trip to Marlow and Henley on Thursday July 19th – members £12 non members £15.

There is limited availability on the trip to the Richard 111 exhibition in Leicester on Sunday October 14th – members £25 non members £30.

On Friday 12th October we are organising a visit to Blockley Café Dining Club. Cost is £23.50

The mosaic workshop will take place on Saturday November 3rd.  Time and cost to be advised.

The trip to the Houses of Parliament takes place on Friday November 16th – members £25 non members £30.

We will be having a chocolate truffle making workshop by Henley Chocolates on Wednesday November 28th – members  £21 non members £25.  Of course, it goes without saying that  you get take home your truffles at the end of the evening!

By popular demand we will be returning to the Worcester Christmas Market and Fair on Friday November 30th – members £12.50 non members £16. Those who attended a couple of years ago really enjoyed the day.  My goodness, November is proving to be a very busy month.

For those who ordered T shirts Dee will be bringing them to the meeting on Wednesday.

If you are paying for any trips etc please bring your monies in an envelope with your name, trips or events you are paying for and a note as to how many people  including. Hopefully this will alleviate any hold ups at the meeting.  As usual a receipt will be provided by Dee.

We are looking for many, many poppies to decorate the church for the Festival of Remembrance to commemorate the ending of World War 1.  We would be very grateful for your help in this.  Poppies can be made in any medium at all – knitted, crocheted, felt, fabric, crepe paper, card stock etc. Please click on the link where you will find crochet and knitting patterns.  Templates for felt, fabric or paper flowers are available from the Craft and Laugh Group.


Tysoe are taking over the organisation of the Shipston Group meetings for the next 12 months.  There will be two social events taking place here in Tysoe during that time; the first one will be in the autumn.  It is a great opportunity to meet up with other WI members within our group. More details will be available later.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday evening when we will enjoy “Singing Along With Cathy”.  This will certainly be something different and I for one am looking forward to seeing what Cathy Morris has in store for us.

The competition is “Something Inspired By Music.”  And of course don’t forget the Flower of the Month competition – unless your garden is totally wilted in this heat!

Christine Harrop, Secretary

Thank you letter from Myrtle

“Hello to all who were involved in my splendid Birthday Surprise
It REALLY cannot be nearly a month since this splendid event took place but I see that we are about to meet again in two days time so it must be.
So I must catch up on my manners now VERY promptly and send an ENORMOUS Thank you to all involved in the cards, the strawberry cake, the 90 balloon, AND the glorious blue hydrangea.  How could you know that I had just painted my front door that colour?
However , you must all have been horrified at the deafening silence from me all these weeks since June 6th and  I am sure you would imagine that an  old nonegenarian would have little to do but sit in the sun in a deck chair and drift into even older age!!!
However, the Queen may have a real birthday, and an official one, but I managed a real and SIX official ones, but no gun salute in Hyde Park and sadly I noticed no FlyPast.!,!b
 So my celebrations with friends and family lasted a whole lovely month in glorious weather in the garden and now I  am climbing down out of a little fluffy white cloud  and am slowly returning to normal.
Thankyou all again a whole big bundle for the lovely suprise evening.
See you on Wednesday and please  relay my thanks in whatever way you see fit to all involved.
X Myrtle “




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