Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Flight of Gemma Hardy!

A book we are very intersted in for this month is 'The Flight of Gemma Hardy'. Take a look at our Book Club section to see a short blurb about the Jane Eyre type novel!

Tomorrow, we will have three new recipes for our February menu!


Wetherby WI

As we are getting so many responses from our WI's about these profiles, we are posting them to you every two weeks. Enjoy!

Name – Wetherby WI
Formation – 13th October 1943
Day of Meeting – 2nd Wednesday of each month
Time of Meeting – 7.30PM
Location – St James Church Rooms, Wetherby
Members – 34 Full
President – Maureen Hudson
Secretary – Joan Staples 

Wetherby WI is one of our oldest WI’s in the West Yorkshire Federation and has over 30 loyal members. Since 1943, they have been taking trips to the theatre and to local events in Wetherby, as well as holding a craft day each year for the members. Recently, they held a Christmas party with celebratory activities and a quiz with a raffle to follow. At their last meeting they had a speaker named Cynthia Thewlis, who spoke about wool and how it goes from sheep to shawl. Also at their last meeting they were discussing what social events they will hold in 2012; hopefully we will have a list to post shortly.   
If you are interested in visiting or joining Wetherby WI contact the Secretary, Joan Staples on 01937 584856 or email her on norman.staples@talktalk.net .

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Saltaire WI

At the Federation, we have decided that each month we are going to do a profile on a West Yorkshire WI. The first month is on of our newest WI's - Saltaire!

Name – Saltaire WI
Formation – 13th October 2011
Day of Meeting – 2nd Thursday of each month
Time of Meeting – 7.30PM
Location – St Peter’s Church Hall, Shipley
Members – 111 members including 4 dual members
President – Elizabeth Pimperton
Secretary – Anna Kerr 

Saltaire WI is one of our most recent institutes to open in the West Yorkshire area. This institute was immediately successful; as they had over 80 visitors attend their first ever meeting in October 2011. Since then they have built their institute into a well-known group with over 100 members.
As they are a new WI they have not had a significant amount of time to host their own events and activities, but at the end of 2011 they had Christmas Pudding Making and a Christmas Quiz. For 2012, they have many interesting talks and activities for their members and visitors to enjoy. A few of these are a talk on releasing tension from your body named the Alexander technique and a visit to Kala Sangam in Bradford, which is a South Asian Arts Organisation. Another talk Saltaire WI is receiving a talk from Tim Crowther and Joe Maiden from BBC Radio Leeds on gardening. They are also hosting a share and swap evening for your tasty recipes. 
For information from Saltaire WI themselves visit – www.saltairewi.wordpress.com

If you are interested in visiting or joining Saltaire WI contact the Secretary, Anna Kerr on 01274 775728 or email her on secretary.saltaireWI@gmail.com .

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A New WI For 2012!

Since it is our first day back in the office, we have had a big revamp of our blog to make it sparkling and new for our readers. So we have, as you can seen changed the design to make it easier for you to read back on any blogs that you missed or just want to read again. We have also added dates for your diary and the Craft Collection. Lastly, we have added the 2012 resolutions, which will be updated when we find out the shortlist for the Annual General Meeting.
If you have any ideas for our blog, do not hesitate to contact us, we are always looking for new ideas.


Happy New Year!

The West Yorkshire Federation would like to wish all our blog visitors a Happy New Year!!

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