welcomed 68 members. Whilst members got stuck into a very enjoyable evening
creating some lovely Christmas themed crafts and floral arrangements, various
notices etc., were read out.
Surrey Federation of WI’s
website: Fiona encouraged members to look at the new
website and suggested, whilst browsing, to have a look at the various courses
available to members https://surreyfedwi.org.uk/
NFWI AGM: Lesley
informed us that this will take place on Thursday, 4th June at the
Royal Albert Hall. She will let us know in due course when we can apply for
Lesley has been in touch with the Salvation Army and it was suggested that at
the November meeting members bring in gifts (unwrapped) for children
particularly between the ages of 9-13 for Christmas. The suggested price to spend on
gifts is between £5 and £10 but vouchers would also be really appreciated as
mothers/carers can then actually buy the present their child wants. Should
anyone be replacing their washing machine, the Salvation Army are in need of
Pampering Evening: We have been informed by the London WI
Advisors that there will be a Pampering Evening at House of Elemis,
Tuesday 19 November, 6pm-9pm, £15. Fulham & Chelsea have organised a pre-party season pampering
evening just for members at the House of Elemis where you can learn
how to look after your skin during the winter months and get a complimentary 15
minute treatment (e.g. hand massage, arm massage, mini Glow facial). You will
also have a free glass of Nyetimber sparkling wine and canapés, as well as
discounts in the shop (20% off products, 10% off gift sets) and £30 off if you
book your next treatment that night. Each member will also get a free goody
bag. If you’d like to book a place at this event for £15 (usually valued at
£60), please call Elemis on 020 7907 2780 and tell them you’d like to
book your place on the Fulham and Chelsea WI evening
Walk – Friday 22nd November 10.30am – The City of London Liveries. Liz will lead a walk through the western side of the City taking in many of the Livery Companies along the way. The walk is approximately 5 miles long. Meet at Blackfriars Tube/Rail Station entrance at 10.30am. There are several places in the area to eat at the end of the walk. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the November meeting.
Fiona told us that the Sutton Amateur Dramatic Club’s next production is
“We Happy Few” at the Adrian Mann Theatre, Epsom from 13th to 16th
November at 7.45. To book tickets please visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sadc
informed us that her husband, Stewart Wilde, has written a book entitled
“Sparkling Wine: Vineyards of England and Wales”. The book costs £12.95. She
has a few copies and it can also be bought on Amazon.
We have been notified by Sheena about the “Commit to Knit” campaign which asks people to knit hats for the homeless. If you would like to participate please visit
https://www.ukhandknitting.com/news/commit-to-knit-is-well-under-way for further details. h
Sheila welcomed Stephen Loizou, Managing Director of Jigsaw4u and our chosen
charity for 2019. She presented Stephen with a cheque for £1,353.21. He was
very appreciative and thanked all the members and said our donation will go towards helping some of the many children, young
people and their families who have been affected by significant social and emotional
issues and bereavement. Click on this link to view Jigsaw4u’s 2019 Annual
Charity for 2020: Fiona
thanked Sheila for all her hard work sourcing local charities. Members were
asked to vote on the following nominated charities:
stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health
in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers,
education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision
of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. This is primarily provided digitally through
innovative education programmes, pioneering mental health apps,
clinically-informed website and mental health conferences that contribute to
helping young people and those around them flourish.
Centre for Independent Living (also known as Merton
CIL) are a user led disabled people’s organisation. They are an organisation
run and controlled by Deaf and Disabled People, delivering free services for
Deaf and Disabled People who live in Merton. They provide advice and advocacy
support around benefits, community care and Disability Hate Crime.
Lantern Arts Centre is a venue for the community of Raynes Park and beyond, where people of all ages and abilities can learn and develop performance arts skills.
The Lantern Arts Centre offers a wide range of classes, activities and productions for the community to take part in.
result of the voting for the 3 charities was:
Stem 4 30
Arts Centre 20
Centre for Independent Living 15
Book Sale and Craft Evening: A very successful evening all
round. Thank you to members who brought in books to be sold and jigsaws. The
book sale had a good result making £74 for our funds and everyone appeared to
enjoy the various craft activities and socialising. If members would like
templates of the boxes or instructions for the needlepoint candle or Christmas
tree, please let Dulcie know.
Social Events: There are still
spaces available for the wonderful
light extravaganza at Syon Park Enchanted
Woodland at 6.20pm on Saturday 30th November (£12.80). As usual
please let Gillian know as soon as possible if you would like a place.
November Meeting: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NOVEMBER MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE
CANTEEN AT THE URSULINE SCHOOL when
we will be having the AGM and the re-election of committee members. Please let
us know if you would be interested in joining the committee. Anyone can join –
no experience needed. So if you have the time, we would love to hear from you.
again, we will be laying a joint wreath with SW19 WI on Sunday, 10th
November, at Wimbledon Memorial in Wimbledon Village. It would be lovely if you
could join us. We will meet at 10.00 at Belvedere Grove,
Wimbledon Village when we will process with other community groups.
Wimbledon Crafty Ladies: The next Crafty Ladies meeting
will be held on Friday 1st November in the upper restaurant at Ely’s Department
Store in Wimbledon from 2.30pm to approximately 5pm. Members are welcome to come to
every meeting or just to attend now and again.