REPORTS: Please send your reports for Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington activities to me, Maureen Copping by email email@example.com or telephone 485971 (answerphone). Please send your reports in at least two weeks in advance of the event or pop into my letterbox at 8 Wannock House, 2-4 Wannock Lane, Lower Willingdon. Behind Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon.
THE BRITISH QUEEN: Are holding community coffee morning on the second Thursday of each month from 10am to noon. Cake, tea and coffee are £1.50. There is a bookstall, bring and buy stall and a raffle, all in the aid of charity.
JEVINGTON AND FILCHING WI: The windows and door were left open at our meeting this month for the first time this year. Rose welcomed one new member and then read the delegate’s report on the NFWI AGM adding her personal thoughts. Twenty seats have been booked at the Langham Hotel next April for the Calendar Girl’s lunch. After the financial statement Janet reminded members that money was required for the Summer Luncheon at Chalk Farm Hotel, WI News, diaries and calendars. Clare thanked members for their support on our stall at Jevington Village Fete where good publicity and profit had been made. The WI Sports Week was advertised but it was felt we would organise an event locally. Members were encouraged to sign up for a session to be organised by the Hearing Resource Centre. Many other events were on offer from ESFWI. Susan reported on the Afternoon Cream Tea at Hilliers which had been a successful social gathering although there had been mixed feelings about some of the food. The next Out and About gathering will be coffee at the Pavilion followed by a visit to the exhibition. The following week will be a picnic lunch in Hampden Park followed on September 22 by a Tide Mills walk. The next craft group meeting will be at Janet’s house when a programme for the future would be discussed.
Our speaker Raymond Hale’s illustrated talk, A Walk Down an English Country Lane, was enjoyed by all. He informed us that there are 21,000 species of insects in the UK and assured members that all spiders found locally are beneficial and not dangerous. His talk about local flora and fauna was informative and amusing.
Our next meeting is on Thursday August 11 which is the summer luncheon. The next general meeting open to visitors is at 2pm on September 8 in Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Willingdon when the speaker will be Paul Lewis talking about his career writing music for TV programmes, Memoirs of a Media Composer. The competition is a music themed card. For further information either ring Mary on 489646, visit our website www.jevingtonwi.co.uk or just pop along to our September meeting, visitors are always welcome.
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