Wednesday, 23 January 2013

January Meeting Report

Our first meeting of the year has shown that 2013 promises to be as much fun as 2012 for WOW-WI.

We are always grateful to those members who volunteer to help out by making cakes and assisting Marianne with the refreshments.  Sign-up sheets were made available for any additional volunteers to go on the rota.  If you missed this and would like to be included, please email us.

The Bring and Buy table has been operated by Jackie for the last couple of months and seems to be a great
success for raising funds so we plan to continue with it.  Don’t forget to bring some cash and any unwanted items to the next meeting.

Membership fees are now due!
  If you have not yet paid, please contact us to arrange this as soon as possible.  Membership booklets were handed out at January’s meeting – if you did not attend or did not pick up your copy, they will be available next time.

As we mentioned at the previous meeting, we have had to cap our membership numbers at 125 to make it manageable.  At present we have reached capacity and are putting enquiries from potential new members onto a waiting list. It may be that new spaces become available if people decide not to renew and this will become apparent in March and those on the list will be notified.

Please let us know if you have decided not to renew so we can make your place available to a new member.

The next Book Club meeting is on 12th February and this month’s book is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

The next Craft Club meeting is something a bit different and will take place at Oak and Glass where our lovely WOW-WI member and chef Amy Hunt will demonstrate chocolate-making.  It is open to craft club members only, the cost is £5 each and you will need to bring a gift box or bag to take the treats home in.  Please note that this does clash with Book Club so you will have to choose which to attend.

Helen has organised a walk to Snowdrop Valley on 16th February

If anyone has any suggestions for trips or events please do let us know.

Next month our speaker will be Paul Cook who will be talking to us about life as an ostrich breeder.  We have heard great things about his talks and have been looking forward to his visit for a long time as he has a waiting list too!  We will also be having a competition for the best heart-shaped item produced by a member, whether that be a knitted heart, a heart-shaped cake or a fancy-dress outfit.

Our speaker this month was Rev Jill Putnam who told us all about the work of Chaplaincy Around Town (ChAt) in Weston-super-Mare and the process of setting up the charity.  ChAt is a charity that has been set up by local Christians, to provide a friendly listening ear to businesses, employees, shoppers & anyone who frequents the Weston-super-Mare town centre, regardless of faith.

We followed this with the return by popular demand of newlywed Shona with a 30 minute make, ably assisted by Leanne, who demonstrated how to make a wire and button hanging heart.  It was very straightforward and adaptable so we imagine variations will be springing up around houses in Weston-super-Mare with great abundance!  More of Mrs Millar's Makes to come we hope!

See you next time

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