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Wickhambrook Womens Institute Reports

June & July 2004

The WI movement started in Canada in 1897 when Mrs Hoodless, who had lost a child through illness, realised that with more knowledge of hygiene and nursing her child could have been saved. She determined that country women, often living quite isolated lives, needed to be educated in these matters and so, from such small beginnings, the movement grew. Now every year in June, the WI AGM is held at various venues around the country. At the meeting, resolutions, which have been chosen and discussed by every member, are debated and voted on.

In May our village WI discussed this year's resolutions and the delegate instructed how to vote. The topics were: The Trafficking of Women and Children, AGM Crops and the Funding of the Air Ambulance Service. The organisation now has a powerful voice which can influence Government decisions. After the business of the May meeting there was a Blind Auction which raised £70 for funds and was very comeptitive and noisy - Sotheby's look out! Also in May some of theRReading Group went to see the film Touching the Void which was enjoyed more than the book and The Merchant of Venice at the Theatre Royal had members remembering their school Shakespeare as the Theatre was full of teenagers and teachers.

In June we said farewell to Peggy Garner, a member for 20 years, who is off to Spain. So with Sangria and a few toasts we waved goodbye as she set sail to the sunshine, (it was pretty hot and sunny here at the time!) The speaker that evening was Michael Horne who spoke about theatre in the Middle Ages in this area. The Wickhambrook Players are following a long tradition especially the fight between the good and evil in pantomime.

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W.I. Tea Party W.I. Tea Party
2pm in the W.I. Hall. 
Tea/coffee/cake £1
All Welcome
Profits to Suffolk Family Carers
Friday - 24th April, 22nd May, 19th June, 24th July, 21st August

W.I. Spring Fayre

W.I. Spring Fayre
Saturday 21st March

2pm until 4pm in the WI Hall.
Tea and cakes, books and cards, a hamper, raffle and Easter Egg Hunt.  Come along for a wonderful afternoon.

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Coming Soon!!!
Another Yoga class is planned for Wickhambrook, starting in September. For two years, Chrissie Bond of Lilypond Yoga has been running a class on Friday mornings in the WI Hall at 9.30am. This was organised by the WI, but it is for everyone, members or not. We have several members from nearby villages, men as well as women. Chrissie's class is very popular and suitable for all levels of expertise. Her motto is 'Be kind! You can always be kind' and we have all flourished and improved in this atmosphere. We do not have a time/date for the new class, but it will be in the daytime. If you would like to join in with either of the classes, please contact Chrissie on lilypondyoga@live.co.uk or Dorothy on dorothya@btopenworld.com or phone 01440 820376. There will be posters up on the noticeboard shortly.

Ladies, now is the time to join your local W.I.!

We have 49 very friendly members and our new programme runs from January to December 2014 and has something for all. Please do feel free to come along to any of our meetings, held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm and have a free taster of what we get up to. You can come twice as a visitor before deciding to join us. Hope to see you soon

Information is always available from Dorothy (01440 820376) or Gillian (01440 820052) for all our activities.

Dorothy Anderson is awarded a Diamond Champion - read more here

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New Members are VERY WELCOME

Meetings vary but are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

Committee meetings are on the first Tuesday and are held in committee members' homes or in the hall.

The Committee, which is elected each November, is responsible for arranging meetings, outings and social events which are planned to be as varied and enjoyable as possible.

President Dorothy Anderson
Booking Officer Jackie Fieldsend
01440 820108
Caretaker Mrs Shelley Prigg
For keys please call 01440 820297
01440 820328
01440 820376

One meeting a year is run by members.

Notices advertising speakers, etc. are displayed at various points in the village and on the hall notice board.

Our Location : CB8 8XR

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