Wednesday 15th February 2017.
President Pauline Hignett, Treasurer Norma Brunsden, Secretary Julie Dawson, Vice Presidents Sue Jones/Julie Dawson. Committee Members – Andrea Dodd, Janice Harris, Gill Hilditch, Sandra Jones, Philippa Pill, Judith Whiteway.

Wednesday 15th February 2017.


Diners Club – 10 of our members had a very enjoyable evening tucking into a Thai buffet. Excellent value for £12.00 considering you could eat as much as you like. The next diners club is on Monday 6th March, 6.30p.m. at Hinderton Arms, 2/3courses £12.99/£14.99. Board available to sign this evening.

Body Shop – After a lot of phone-calls, texts Sue Jones successfully sorted out the problems relating to the Body Shop evening. Three members have had their money returned from the company Body Shop.

Book Club – The book the Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham is this months book choice. “All book members read it and decided that, whilst it didn’t have the power to shock us as more modern graphic horror stories do in its time it was innovative and scary. It still raises interesting moral questions as to what is civilisation and how far we should go to protect ourselves”. The next month’s book is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and will be held at Sandra Jones on Monday 6th March 26 Springcroft, Parkgate.

Creative Writing – The next meeting of the Creative Writing group is on Monday 20th February, 2p.m. at Philippa Pills house, 5 The Quillet. For more information please speak to Pauline.

Clickers - £45.00 was raised at the last sales table and will be donated to the Clickers to cover the cost of some of the wool. Donation of wool always welcome.

Ramblers- A walk organised by Linda Worrall is on Saturday 18th February. A Snowdrop Walk around Chirk Castle. The cost is £6.50p to non-National Trust members. A light lunch is available. Please meet at the Royal Oak at 10a.m.

Theatre Group – Thursday 2nd March, 7.30p.m. ‘The Verdict’ with Clive Mantle and Jack Sheppard. The Floral Pavillion, New Brighton. Andrea has recived the tickets.

Drama Group – The drama group will meet every other Wednesday in the month at Methodist Church Hall, 7.30p.m .If any other members would like to join in please see Janice Harris.

Cancer Research visit –Royal Liverpool Hospital – Tuesday 21st February 10.30am at the centre. Transport will be by public bus from Neston. More details this evening.

Quiz – Tuesday 21st February, Thornton Hough. Our two reserves are Andrea Dodd and Sue Kendall.

Winsford- Tuesday 7th March 11a.m – 3.00p.m. Details in Cheshire Life. 6 tickets have been applied for.

St. Georges Hall – The date for this trip is Monday 20th March, 11a.m. The cost of the tour is £3.50p and is to be taken out of funds. Details about times of the buses will be announced this evening.

Guides Coffee Morning – Saturday 25th March. Help is needed in the kitchen on the day. The guides will manage the stalls and our volunteers will cover the kitchen. Tickets £2.50p.

P.A.L. – ‘What is Happening to our Climate’ is the talk presented by Dr William Roberts a scientist from Bristol University. Tarvin Community Centre Thursday 30th March. PALS £2, visitors £3. Pay on the door.

‘Craft Taster’ day - Saturday 1st or Saturday 8th April (to be confirmed tonight) 10a.m. till 3ish. Bring own lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. There is no charge for this event. Card making and needle felting have been suggested but if any member would like to make a suggestion about a craft they would like to make please see Pauline.

W.I. Websites and Social-Media- There is a course at White Friars on Thursday 6th April, 2-5p.m or 6-9p.m. The cost is £5.00 and the closing date for this course is 3rd March.

Follyfield – Tuesday 25th April. 2.30p.m. Lunch beforehand to be arranged at the Nags Head in Willaston. Board available tonight.

C.F.W.I .Resolutions Meeting –Tuesday 25th April, 2-4p.m at White Friars, Chester. Open to all.
Haughton Hall – Thursday 18th May. 19 members have signed the board. Pauline will look into booking a 29 seater coach. Details are in the Cheshire News.

South Wirral Group – Friday 26th May, 7.30pm. Gladstone Village Hall, Burton. The entertainment is a band/group of 7 men called the P.M. Session Band. A bit of listening, singing, dancing. Tickets are £4.00. Savoury refreshments and bring own alcohol/non-alcohol and glass. 12 tickets available next meeting
Segway Experience -14 members have shown an interest in the Segway Experience in Delamere. The date is Wednesday 28th June. The cost is £35.00 with perhaps deals nearer the time. Unfortunately anyone under 7 stonesand above 19 stones unable to participate.

Summer Fair – Saturday 1st July. We have been approached by the organisers of the Neston Summer Fair asking us if we would like a stall. We have taken part in the past but we feel that it is such a long day and the organising of the gazebo and goods to be sold is very tiring and left to the same people every year. Regarding the funds we can raise (which we don’t require at the moment, because of a healthy bank balance) can be done at one of our coffee mornings.

We have had one or two empty hampers donated by members, and the idea was suggested that nearer the time members could perhaps donate food goods to fill the hampers and they could be raffled at the Christmas Meeting.

March Members Meeting - History of the Apron- Jane Chance and Jane Baker. We have been requested by the speakers to wear our aprons from home.

Teas – Ann Shakeshaft and Maureen Shakeshaft.

A request from a member in the suggestion box is as follows- would it be possible for Annual Subscriptions be paid on-line?

A couple of members asked if the Bursary could be split between two members.

Web-site – Philippa has been updating our web-site page. If any member has photos, snippets, and information can they please see Philippa?

Sales Table – Several members have very kindly volunteered to look after the sales table before the meeting and during refreshments.

Dates for the Diaries
Ramblers- Saturday 18th February, 10a.m. Book Club – Monday 6th March 7.30p.m.
Creative Writing – Monday 20th February 2p.m. .Diners Club – Monday 6th March 6.30pm
Clickers – Thursday 16th February 2p.m. Winsford – Tuesday 7th March 11a.m.
Quiz – Tuesday 21st February. St. Georges Hall- Monday 20thMarch
Cancer Reasearch Visit – Tuesday 21st February Guides coffee morning – Saturday 25th March
Drama Group – Wednesday 22nd February, 7.30p.m. Haughton Hall – Thursday 18th May
Craft Group – Wednesday 22nd February 7p.m. South Wirral Group- Friday 26th May 7.30pm
Floral – Thursday 2nd March 7.30pm Follyfield – Tuesday 25th April 2.30pm