Presidents Post – October 2019

Good morning everyone. As I sit here writing this, I am in a beautiful village in South Wales visiting family. I have been here for a couple of days and met a few local members of St Hilary WI – who always want to know what the WI-Flyers have been up to! Caroline is a member of this WI and I know several of you have met her.

There are a few things I would like to mention today…..

Our next meeting on 23 October is ‘Mindfulness for the Modern Woman’ – as I know very little about Mindfulness I am really looking forward to this talk. We hope to see lots of you there!

At the next meeting we will still be taking donations for our Christmas Charity ‘Parents Packs’ for parents of children admitted as an emergency to Frimley Park Hospital.

We are still looking for donations of:

Hand wipes / wet wipes (travel size)

Bodywash / shower gel (travel size)

  • Flannels
  • Packs tissues (handbag size)
  • Ladies and men’s deodorant (travel size)
  • Polo mints (or similar)
  • Moisturiser / Hand cream (travel size)
  • Combs

We are contacting local supermarkets and shops to see if we can increase our donations.

If you would prefer to make a donation to the cause you can either buy extra raffle tickets (as any monies raised will be going to buy extras for the packs) or just give a donation.

Last year the WI-Flyers donated and then personally signed Christmas cards that were distributed to Care Homes, Day Centres and other centres around Farnborough. They were given out as many people are lonely at Christmas and don’t even receive a Christmas Card. We would like to repeat this in 2019.

We are therefore asking you to bring a pack of Christmas cards ( a new pack or any left over from last year!) to the November meeting – where we can sign them and add a WI- Flyers sticker to them.

They were very well received last year, we sent out well over 300 cards!

The Hart Christmas Carol Service (organised by the WI-Flyers) is on Monday 9 December at St Peter’s Church in Farnborough. We will be serving refreshments after the service in the Parish Centre. It would be lovely to see lots of you there supporting your WI-Flyers .

Knit and Natter starts again in October. The group will be meeting on the Saturday in the month. Please ask Jeanie for details.

Martine is organising lots of outings. Check at the regular meetings or look on WI-Flyers Chat on Facebook

We have been using the Minibus hire from Rushmoor for some of the trips which is reducing costs.

Also please check out the Hart Facebook Group – come and join us there.

The WI-Flyers are going to be taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival in St Marks Church in Farnborough. 

If you’d like to help out and have some ideas for decorations, please let us know at our next meeting or by emailing me! It should be fun and if you like crafting – it could be up your street!

As a committee we have been discussing how we would like to celebrate bringing the New Year in! As we don’t have a December Meeting (It would always fall in between Christmas and New Year), we have almost always had a celebration (usually a meal in January).

Over the last few years numbers at this event have somewhat dwindled! We may by January be fed up with Turkey and crackers! So, this year we are thinking about something different and (we hope) fun!

So, bring out your dabbers – we are thinking about a Bingo Evening with a Fish and Chip Supper!

There will be a cost for the Fish and Chips and a small cost for playing each game – but these will be the prizes!

How about it – would you be interested? There will be a sign-up board at the October meeting or let me know by email.

Thank you to all of you who came to our Hart Autumn meeting where Sarah Slater spoke with great knowledge of the secrets of the Royal Court back in 1660-1760. Thanks especially to the ladies who helped and cooked the lovely soups we all enjoyed.  Next Hart Spring meeting is Saturday 4 April where we will be experiencing ‘Bollywood’. Put in your 2020 diaries now!

So, I think that is about all – I’m sure I’ve missed something out! Looking forward to seeing you all soon

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