Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Book Group - latest book

WOW WI Book Group met as usual in Loves Cafe on Tuesday 12th June to discuss the latest book choice - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  This is the story of Harold Fry who sets out to post a letter to a dying friend.... and  ends up walking over 600 miles to see her instead. A poignant sometimes humerous tale of coming to terms with grief,loss,  love, family and   marriage -this book was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A very 'readable'  and absorbing book.

In July, WOW WI Book Group are reading The Red House by Mark Haddon.

Dates for future Book Group Meetings are

Tuesday 10th July ( No meeting in August)
Tuesday 11th September
Tuesday 9th October
Tuesday 13th November
Tuesday 11th December

Sunday, 10 June 2012

WOW WI Meeting 19th June

Hello Ladies
 
The next WOW WI meeting will be held at Loves Cafe, West Street on June 19th (our usual venue of the Museum being unavailable that night).

Anna at Loves has arranged for a pianist to play just for our entertainment , first from 7 pm to 7.30 ,so arrive early and enjoy the music! Tea, coffee, cakes etc will be available to buy in Loves Cafe.

At 7.30 Mike Harding of Weston Walks will provide short 'tasters' of his guided walks around Weston super Mare. Depending on how many members want to go on the walk, members may be divided into one of two or two groups going.

Whatever the weather we will have music and activities

For those who choose not to go on the walk, a topical quiz will be held with a prizes for the winner.

The walking group is  expected back at Loves around 8.30 pm when we will have our usual notices and announcements & raffle.
 
The pianist will once again serenade us for another half hour from 8.30 - 9 pm  The meeting will finish as usual between 9 - 9.15 pm.
 
Those members going on the Hestercombe Gardens Trip ( 4th August) please bring cheques for £25 made out to WOW WI

Thank You!

Avon Federation Olympic Torch Handover

Due to some communication problems and resultant confusion of various members of various WIs, the torch handover was done at very short notice on 24th May.  Fortunately your President and your Secretary are always poised, like coiled springs, to respond the call of  WI duty and were able to scramble the emergency Ford Ka, fling on their WOW-WI sashes and make it to Knightstone Island in time to hold the torch for a very brief period of time between Bleadon and Locking Green WIs.

  Annie waits excitedly to do the handover, smiling through the pain of a twisted ankle.

Here are the photos to prove it:

 
Helen receiving the torch from Bleadon

5 minutes later, Annie passing the torch safely to the Locking Green ladies.

There are worse ways to spend part of a summer evening in Weston and it was great to meet the members of other local WIs.