Archive | June, 2014

AGM – Leeds

Saturday 7th June 2014

National federation of Women’s Institutes AGM – Leeds



Myself (Gail – President) and Kate (Secretary) felt extremely privileged to be able to go to our first AGM within our first year in the WI.



It took place in Leeds in the First Direct Arena where over 5,000 women gathered to listen to talks, speeches take part in a debate and have a good old sing along by raising the roof with Jerusalem!! Along with Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau, the WI was born in Wales after all!

Guest speakers this year were Sir Andrew Motion, English poet & novelist; Dr George McGavin, entomologist, author & presenter; and Bill Turnbull, British journalist and presenter


For more information about the meeting, along with full transcripts of the Chair’s speeches see the following link to the NFWI website



Being a newbie to this whole blogging m’larky I thought I would direct you (in this instance) to a piece written by a more experienced New Wave WI group namely Seven Hills WI – Sheffield. For an extremely eloquent and succinct account of the day, click on the link below. See if you can spot Kate and myself as we joined in the lunchtime meet up of the young ‘uns!

Do have a look, it’s worth a read!

Bake & Take…and clothes swap

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Bake & Take….plus clothes swap

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   What a fab evening! Members were asked to bake or “make” a dish,  savoury or sweet to add to a summer buffet. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Some lovely dishes! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So that was the bake….the take comes in the recipes being printed out for members to try out at home.

The clothes swap was a hit with bargains galore at just £1 per item…..£40 raised for funds!! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This was the perfect final indoor meeting as it was extremely sociable lots of  movement around the room allowing us all a good chat with old friends!

And a chance to get to know some new ones. Next meeting Tuesday 1st July…..Summer Evening Walk

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