Rural Heritage Society
OF LITTLE GADDESDEN, RINGSHALL, HUDNALL AND ASHRIDGE

 

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LITTLE GADDESDEN W.I.

PROGRAMME FOR 2016

All meetings take place in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

JANUARY 21st OPEN MEETING
Ivinghoe’s unexploded bomb
David Butler
Competition: View of Ivinghoe beacon

FEBRUARY 18th OPEN MEETING
Wildlife photography
Tom Way
Competition: Wildlife photograph or drawing by a member

MARCH 17th
The Melting Pot - chocolate making and tasting.
Dawn Fry
Competition: Small seasonal posy

APRIL 21st
Pat Kingsland from county
Competition: Craft item made by member

SATURDAY APRIL 23rd
TEA PARTY
Village Hall

MAY 19th
AGM
with cheese and wine + TBA
Competition: Silver item

JUNE 16th 7.00pm
Garden meeting
Bring and share supper

JULY 21st
Looking after your joints
Dr Jack Stow
Competition: A bone item

AUGUST 18th
Recycling - how it’s dealt with
Sheila Chauhan from Dacorum
Competition: A recycled item

SEPTEMBER 15th OPEN MEETING
Life of a child in the foundling hospital, Berkhamsted
Lydia Carmichael
Competition: Photograph of a member as a child

OCTOBER 20th
BIRTHDAY PARTY

NOVEMBER 17th
Poisons for medicine
Graham Harrison
Competition: Old medicine bottle

DECEMBER 15th
CHRISTMAS PARTY

ADDITIONAL DATES TO REMEMBER

APRIL 14th 10.30am
Spring Council Meeting
Alban Arena

JUNE 11th
NFWI AGM
Brighton Centre

OCTOBER 10th
Autumn Council Meeting
Icknield Centre

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News reports from Josie Jeffries

October 2014

October 16th was the 95th birthday of this Women's Institute and was comprehensively celebrated with a superb catered meal at the Village Hall, followed by a Beetle Drive. The theme was, perhaps unsurprisingly, Bees and Butterflies which was reflected in the décor and the stripy and iridescently attired insects buzzing and fluttering around. Somehow the usual news and business was also dealt with and nobody got swatted.

November 2014

We were obliged to fall back on our own resources at the November meeting due to the speaker cancelling. Therefore, after the usual business we held a Members Meeting.

Jean Smith reported on a Group Meeting that several of us attended at Tring WI where the speaker gave an interesting presentation upon the fire at Windsor Castle. Janet Mitchell spoke on life in pre tourism Thailand and the dangerous occupation of collecting the nests of sea swallows, considered a delicacy. Josie Jeffrey shared the story of how she came to stop believing in Father Christmas and Virginia Westmacott showed some fine examples of the basketry she had made during annual trips to a Dorset craft centre.

Rita Humphreys announced that after 33 years she was sadly leaving us due to her moving to be closer to her family. We will miss her. We had mince pies with our tea and a short but devilish Chris Mawhood quiz which some-one won.

December 2014

The meeting opened with 'Jerusalem' accompanied by Laura Cahillane. President Glenda Cooper, dressed tastefully as Widow Twankey welcomed members, guests and new members and thanked Jill Hancock for the raffle and Fiona Masters for organising the party . There were seven birthdays, those of Hilary Catchpole and Jill Atkins that day. There were apologies including Anne Wooster, Secretary, Mo Grainger and Ann Williams. The sudden death of Anne Mountain was announced and a memento of Anne from her funeral attended by Glenda Cooper & Carolyn Wise was passed around with a voluntary collection on behalf of St. Mungo's, Broadway

Celebrations for the 2015 WI Centenary to include passing the baton at Redbourne Common, including a party on 9th May. This Institute will be making bunting. G.C. Suggested gatjhering in Scout hut for that purpose nearer the time. Acountrywide celebration is planned for 16th September, suggestions required please. There is no WI carol singing but all are invited to Village carolling around Christmas tree on the Green 22/12 at 5.30pm. Collection for The Children's Society.

The next meeting will be 15th January when subscriptions will be due. Speaker to be Stephen Hearn, Tring Market Auctions. Treasurer Mill Turner later distributed individual envelopes with details of membership and optional Gift Aid forms. Membership £36. and County Newsletter £4. to be paid in envelope at January meeting. As Mill will be away, Mary fletcher will be collecting envelopes and Mill will issue programme cards upon her return at February meeting.

President highlighted Spring home craft day 12th March at Wheathamstead. Only 2 tickets available, please enter names for a ballot. June Williamson gave news that the Christmas Tree fundraiser at her church in Berkhamsted had raised over £5000. Fiona Masters thanked the bar girls, Sheila Kellaway, Pauline Boultwood and Yvonne D'Souza and for the food, Virginia Westmacott, Margaret Sampson and Jan Elderton.

Fiona introduced a short entertainment starring herself, Beatrix Hopkins and Anne Isherwood in the style of a pantomime which took place on the stage and food was served. Laura accompanied the singing of some Christmas themed songs and a carol which the audience sung along to. The optional fancy dress was judged by a guest from Potton End WI; a difficult task.. Wendy Mitchell as Aladdin was first followed by Pauline Boultwood's Dick Whittington's cat and Glenda Cooper 3rd.. Mince pies and chocolates were served. The Secret Santa sack was distributed and raffle drawn. Socialising continued and members helped to tidy up. Meeting closed at about 10pm.

 

LITTLE GADDESDEN W.I. COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT
Glenda Cooper 842505
glendacooper@btinternet.com

VICE PRESIDENTS
Tess Faulconer 842232
Chris Mawhood 842594
Carolyn Wise 843221

SECRETARY / MCS
Anne Wooster 842469
aawooster@gmail.com
Vine Cottage, Little Gaddesden,
HP4 1PN

ASSISTANT SECRETARY
vacant

TREASURER
Mill Turner 871053
amanda.munich@gmail.com

ASST.TREASURER/COUNTY NEWS/GET WELL & BIRTHDAY CARDS
Mary Fletcher 843462

RECORD SECRETARY/PUBLICITY
Josie Jeffrey 843261

PROGRAMME SECRETARY/WALKS
Carolyn Wise 843221

CATERING
Tess Faulconer 842232
Glenda Cooper 842505

ROTAS: Raffle/Teas/Flowers
Sue Godar 842274

ARCHIVIST
Chris Mawhood 842594

OUTINGS
Fiona Masters 843723

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LITTLE GADDESDEN WI IN PICTURES

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Summer visit to Hill Hall

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Members playing bowls in the village

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Garden meeting in a members garden

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Christmas meeting with a panto theme

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And the winner is...

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