May Meeting – Resolutions

The May meeting was held on a gloriously sunny evening. We discussed the two resolutions will go forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June and had a Bring and Share buffet afterwards


The two resolutions were …

Alleviating loneliness
This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.
Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our ocean
Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.

The vote was unanimous for campaigning against more microplastic fibres reaching our oceans and unanimous against a national WI campaign to alleviate loneliness. We all agreed that this should be done at a local level not mandated by a national campaign

fancy line

Mary T was this month’s ‘5 minute advocate’ and she told us about the Piece by Peace quilt project that some members are taking part in.  click here for piece-by-peace website

fancy line

There was a meeting in the White Horse after the meeting to discuss our entry for this year’s Disley Show WI display.

As a reminder the items we need to make are:

A cake incorporating garden fruit or vegetables
A gardeners’ apron
A jar of home-made jam, or chutney of our choice
A basket of home-grown produce, e.g. fruit, vegetables, eggs
A cottage garden floral arrangement
A framed picture depicting an English Country Garden in a medium of our
choice, e.g. collage, embroidery, photography, painting etc.

April roundup

Our April speaker was Jenny’s husband, Mark Ross, who gave us a very entertaining talk on self-defence (and insight into his and Jenny’s home life!!)

And many thanks to Mark for stepping in at the last minute 🙂

The first ‘5 Minute Advocate’  was Val Edwards and she talked about dementia awareness

(The ‘5 Minute Advocate’ is a new initiative, at each monthly meeting 5 minutes will set aside where a member will be invited to speak on a subject close to their hearts)

The Baking Club had a session of gluten free baking

gluten free

The Thursday Book Club read ‘We Need to talk about Kevin’ by Lionel Shriver


The Bridge Club meets almost every week – they have become addicted!  (official monthly Bridge get-together is the first Thursday evening each month)

The Craft Group met to have a drink and a chat in the Rams Head


The Supper Club went to the Blue Nile in Hazel Grove


February Meeting


Our monthly meeting was held on Monday 27th February. Unfortunately, our speaker couldn’t make it and therefore Claire and Moira organised a quiz evening at the last minute. They did an amazing job and provided 4 different quizzes, including a dingbats, ‘what do these people collect?’ and general knowledge

“What does a brolliologist collect?”

“What is an Arctophile?”

Everyone had a great evening – 2 teams scored a very impressive 27 points and so were joint winners. [But as both those teams contained current committee members, the prize went to the team that scored 26 points.]




January Meeting

First meeting of 2017 was very well attended – around 40 members and several visitors

Our speaker had to cancel at the last minute and we were very fortunate that Grant Baynham was able to come along instead. Grant entertained us all with his comic songs and anecdotes about his life including being a comic songwriter and a That’s Life presenter



We also voted on our charity of 2017 – and decided on THE AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE click here

We talked about the 2017 well-dressing dates click here , and the new group in the village, Community Together and their event on Sunday June 18th.

Flowers were given to retiring committee members


2017 Programme

We meet on the 4th Monday of each month in Disley Community Centre – doors open at 7pm for socialising over drinks and the meeting starts at 7.30pm

[Disley Community Centre, Barlow Meadow, Buxton Old Road, Disley, Cheshire SK12 2BB]

23 January Moheeni Wright Everything you ever wanted to know about Gujarati food, but were afraid to ask
27 February Sarah Hill Modern Adoption
27 March Lesley Bull The Kings in the Car Park
24 April Jennifer Garside The suffragettes and jujitsu
22 May Resolutions and social evening  
26 June Jane Murison Designing for the BBC
24 July Camile from Fountain Square Physiotherapy Preventative fitness for women
28 August Social evening  
25 September Poynton Gemmas Morris dancing
23 October Dr Brian Schneider Murder, Madness and the OED
27 November AGM and bring and share evening  

Christmas Party


Our Christmas party/December meeting took place in the Rams Head as usual and a great night was had by everyone!

Quiz’s galore including one of Sarah’s infamous picture quiz’s, stand up bingo (aka Irish Bingo), Secret Santa presents and much laughter!!

A lot of delicious food was eaten and much wine was drunk!!!



And finally, the morning after the night before ….