Hot Topics May 2016

HOT TOPICS – Meeting 16th May 2016
Fiona, our president, opened the meeting and before introducing Eunice who later created some beautiful flower arrangements, she welcomed 79 members and 3 guests.

Fiona spoke about our many successful clubs and who members should speak to if they wanted to join any. As the wine club was full, she asked if people would be interested in setting up another one. If so Katharine had kindly offered to give advice on activities etc. Please contact a member of the committee if you are interested.

Morden Hall Park
Fiona also mentioned the Open Air Theatre at Morden Hall Park where they are showing “Much Ado About Nothing” on Friday, 12th August, at 7.30pm. For more details visit their website.

Plant Sale and Flower Arranging
Monday night’s plant sale raised £96 and the wonderful flower arrangements created by Eunice were raffled off making another £25.50 for our charity of the year, Home-Start, Merton. Thank you to everyone who brought in plants and seeds.

Eileen reminded people about the patchwork and collage workshop we will be holding at St. Lawrence Church Hall, Morden, on Saturday, 21st May between 10.00 and 2.00. We still have places so if you decide you would like to come, please contact Dulcie by email
Julia showed some of the lovely little “fish and chip jumpers and hats” which she will be taking out to Kenya in October and encouraged members to have a go as the patterns are very simple and easy to follow. Here is the link to the “fish and chip” baby jumper pattern as shown on Monday

Liz is offering to lead any willing participants on a walk which starts at New Malden station and finishes at Putney Bridge. Link to Beverly Brook PDF
The total walk is 8 miles but there are several drop out points along the way. These include Wimbledon Common leading up to the village.
There is a cafe at Roehampton Gate – so we could have a break en route!

The dates she has in mind are Friday 10th June or Friday 1st July (favourite date so far after Monday’s meeting) starting at 10.00am from New Malden station. If anyone is interested in coming, please let her know by email or at the next meeting. She looks forward to seeing you.

Wimbledon Fair
Veronica mentioned the Wimbledon Village Fair on Saturday, 18th June as this is the last meeting before the event. She asked for members to sign up for supplying produce and/or for helping on the day. A recent email was sent out with all the information needed for the day but if you have any queries please contact Veronica.

Our next meeting is on Monday, 20th June when we will have a talk and demonstration from Tasha Marks on “Conceptual Confectionery and Edible Art”. So we look forward to seeing you either at the Fair on the 18th or on the Monday.
The Committee