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

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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

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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

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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.

Happenings in May

Eleven members got together to learn how to make resin jewellery – a fun evening and some amazing designs were created. 

Here they are in the moulds and bottle caps …

Many thanks to Elicia for this workshop 🙂

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The Arts and Culture Club had their bi-monthly meeting in the Rams Head to discuss and arrange some cultural outings. The latest Culture Club programme is available from Maggie or our Facebook page

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Moira arranged a gentle keep fit class for members …

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The Thursday Book Club read ‘spill simmer falter wither‘ by Sara Baume

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The Bridge Club met for their monthly get-together …

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The Lunch/Supper Club went to the Three Bears in Hazel Grove for lunch 

 

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

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

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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

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The Supper Club went to the Blue Nile in Hazel Grove

 

The Suppliant Women at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Post from Maggie S

Last Thursday a few members of Culture Club went to see The Suppliant Women at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.  The performance featured a very young cast of volunteer actors in an unusual updating of Aeschylus’s Tragedy, written some 2,500 years ago.  The production followed the traditional form of Greek theatre, having a chorus and one or two principal protagonists, and told the story of a group of young women fleeing persecution in their home country and seeking asylum in Greece.  There were very obvious parallels with the current crisis faced by migrants seeking asylum and indeed with the fate of the Chibok schoolgirls captured and forced against their wills to marry their captors.  A beautiful, moving and thoughtful play.  We all enjoyed it very much.

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