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. £5 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|
|20th April||Queen Eleanor of Castille: Julie Ede||W Vallis, S Wallis, R Wood||Marie South||A Cross|
|6th April||Oliver musical||
Repton 400 Theatre
|4th May||Visit to Trentham Gardens and Middle Port Pottery||Stoke on Trent|
|10th May||Harpur Crewe Group meeting at Ticknall village Hall||Smisby is the hostess|
|24th May||Evening visit to Chatsworth farm Shop||Leaving Ticknall at 4.30pm. £16|
|15th June||Metal Detecting for History: Jonathan Smith||Margaret Bailey, Lynn Benoist, Sue Betteridge||Felicity Archer||An old metal item|
|11th July||Bletchley Park visit|
|20th July||Herbs: Lynn Tann-Watson||Dorothy Ikin, Sylvia Murphy, Sheila Heap||Sybil Wallis||Posy of fresh herbs|
|28th July||Ladies Day at Uttoxeter Race Course||Open event|
|17th August||Guided Walk with Keith Blood around Repton||
Supper at Repton Tea Rooms
|19th August||Murder Mystery||Open event
|26th August||Bacon Buttie and Boules morning||Open event. Contact Pat Barnes for tickets|
|21st Sept||Derbyshire Mountain Rescue:Kevin Corcoron||Pooled Refreshments||Jean Raynor||Item to take on a walk|
|18th Oct||Harpur Crewe Group Meeting||Ticknall village Hall|
|19th Oct||Day in the life of a Photographer: Ruth Downing||Lorna Gamble, Else Godfrey, Pam Hollingsworth||Marie South||Autumnal Photograph|
Special Meeting Lynne Stubbings NFWI Chair on the Future of the WI
Tickets from Suzanne
|9th Nov||Special Lunch in village hall after walk from Smisby, open to friends and family||
Organisers, Pat and Suzanne. Meal £5
|10.15 Meet for coffee in the village hall and place food order. Return from walk approx 1pm|
|16th November||Personal Safety For Women Drivers: John Budulis||Maria Jackson, Felicity Archer, Lynn Dent||Sheila Heap||A car in any form|
|3rd December||DFWI Carol Service, St Wystan's Church Repton, 2p.m. to 4.00|
|4th December||Harpur Crewe Group Carol Service at Breedon on the Hill Church 7.pm.|
|8th December||Christmas Quiz||Open Event: 7pm at Smisby Village Hall||£5pp Jacket potatoes with bolognese and mince pies.|
|14th December||Market Bosworth handbell Ringers||Pooled Refreshments||Adrienne Burton||Best Wrapped Gift|
|21sr Dec||Christmas meal at Willesley Golf Club||12.noon for a 12.30 sit down|
|18th Jan 2018||Murder, Mystery and Intrigue Margaret Beaufort: Suzanne Jones||Sonia Bowker, Sue Fitch, Pat Barnes||Ann Devitt||Photograph of lady from your family history|
|15th Feb||A Thoroughly Modern Milliner: Louise Brooks||Avril Smith, Ann Devitt, Trisha Hewitt||Cynthia Massey||Hat or Fascinator|
|15th March||Fit Steps: Rose Debney||Wilma Mulgrew, Maureen Crabtree, Christine Cox||Pam Hollingsworth||Best effort on the night|
|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|
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