Smisby WI Programme
The AGM has moved from from November to May, in line with the national federation.
All meetings at Smisby Village Hall unless stated otherwise.
Please note the meeting start time of 7:15 pm. So please arrive at 7 pm.
Advice to Tea Hostesses
Now that our WI has grown we have arranged for 3 tea hostesses per month. Every effort is made to rotate this duty and to share responsibility within the group.
If you are a tea hostess, it would be a great help if you arrive early to help set out. Also tea towels need to be laundered afterwards. £7 will be allocated for expenses to provide food plus milk.
Please note your date. If you are unable to do this one, please swap dates with someone or arrange a replacement in good time and notify the secretary of this.
Please park responsibly, without causing obstruction to driveways and the road. Where possible please car share.
|Date||Topic||Hostesses/Venue||Word of Thanks||Competition|
|15th March||Fit Steps: Rose Debney||Wilma Mulgrew, Maureen Crabtree, Christine Cox||Pam Hollingsworth||Best effort on the night|
|20th March||Evening at Springs Hydro, Packington||5pm to 10pm £39|
|11th April||Group Meeting||Ticknall|
|13th April||"My Fair Lady"||Repton theatre £16|
|19th April||Garden birds in Spring and Summer:David Tideswell||Adrienne Burton, Margaret Boyd, Phillipa Mitchell||Sue Fitch||Bird in any medium|
|17th May||A.G.M. and Resolutions||
Venue: Cedar Lawns.
All Pooled Cheese and Wine
|Competition for Trophy : TBA|
|21st June||Experiences aa a Store Detective: Richard Papworth||B Ball, M Boyd, W Vallis||Best Bargain Buy|
|28th June||Tinsel and Tiara||DFWI Centenary celebration|
|16th July||Tea at Norris Hill Farm||£2 in aid of Breast Cancer|
|19th July||Guided Walk aroung Melbourne: Keith Blood||Open Meeting||Supper provided by Melbourne WI|
|26th July||Food Hygiene Course||Contact Suzanne to attend. Cost £10||9.30 am to 4pm|
|31 July||Theatre at Kilworth||Open Visit|
|16th August||Life as a Queen look alike: Patricia Ford||C Newman, L Podmore, L Dent||A Tiara|
|21 August||Visit to Buckingham Palace||Open Visit|
|20th Sept||The Life of William Coltman VC: Tim Coltman||
|Photo of a relative in Military Uniform|
|17th October||Harpur Crewe Group meeting at Ticknall Village Hall||Host WI: Woodville Whirlwinds|
|18th Oct||Calke gardens, Echoes from the Past: Celia Sanger||A Burton, S Heap, M South||Foliage Posy|
|15th November||Gane Show Junkies: Stephanie and Trevor Mee||D Brown, E Godfrey, D Ikin||A prize or trophy that you have won.|
|12th December||Chistmas visit to Chatsworth||
House decorations and an Evening meal
More details to follow
|13th December||Ashby Spa Choir||Pooled refreshments||Best Wrapped Gift ( Value £5)|
|20th December||Christmas Lunch||Golf Club|
In addition to this evening programme of meetings, two other regular monthly meetings are held:
Smisby WI Craft Club
Meeting at 10am on first Thursday of each month, except January 2016
Meeting at 10.15 for 10.30 start on second Thursday of each month
Also members meet regularly to play games
Smisby Canasta Club including other card games
This club was initiated by W.I. members but is a stand alone club with its own organizers, and is open to anyone who wishes to play.
Meets every Wednesay afternoon in the village hall 1.30pm to 3.30pm. All WI members, husbands, partners and friends invited