Presidents: Andrea Dodd, Sue Jones Secretary: Janice Harris. Treasurer: Norma Brunsdon. Committee Members: Christine Byrne, Moira Elliott, Sue Evans, Gill Hilditch, Philippa Pill, Adrienne Skinner.

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Happy New Year to all members of Neston Riverside WI

Christmas seems like a distant memory & Spring’s corner is still a long way away. The resolutions made @ new year have already been broken – whilst WI’s resolution not yet decided!

January & February can seem very long dark months but thanks to the mild weather during the day – does make the winter seem shorter.

Our gardens are quite confused by this weather with the daffodils ready to burst forth – but will there be any available for St. David’s Day (1st March)?

Let’s look forward to the light nights & days & some social outings together.

ILLNESS - Please see any member of the committee if you know of any of our members who may need our support.

VISITORS: Visitors will be asked to pay £2.00 at the door towards our funds to help cover hire of the hall and refreshments.

SALES TABLE – Money raised from the Sales Table will be donated to a Local Charity chosen by members. Suggestions so far are: Wirral Churches Ark Project for the homeless, Claire House, Sainsbury’s Community Christmas Dinner, The Food Bank. Other suggestions are welcome and a vote will be taken tonight.

RESOLUTIONS – Please vote tonight on your chosen Resolution from WI Life. Spare voting forms are available.


QUIZ – The quiz team will be in action on Tuesday 19th February.

ESCAPE ROOM – Wednesday 27th February 11.30 at Escapism, George Street, Chester. (Near the bus station). In groups of 5 or 6 find yourselves locked in a room and use brainpower(!) and ingenuity to escape within 1 hour. Rooms are monitored if anyone needs to leave early. Price is £12 per person. Board tonight.

NESTON FAIR – We are thinking of having a table at the Neston Fair this year, possibly having bottle tombola and selling crafts. We would welcome offers of help from groups or individuals who are willing to provide craft items to sell.

LITERARY LUNCH - 28th March 2019 Christleton. Speaker author and screenwriter Adam Handy. Board tonight.


RIVERSIDE CLICKERS – Next meeting 7th February 2pm at Net’s Cafe. If you don’t feel like knitting come along for a coffee and chat. Ideas for new projects welcome.

RIVERSIDE WRITERS – 23rd January at Dee’s house.

RIVERSIDE READERS– 21st January at Philippa’s house.

RIVERSIDE DINERS – 11th February 7.30 at Kri Kri.

THEATRE GROUP - 28th February The Lady Vanishes at The Floral Pavilion. Board tonight.

SATURDAY CLUB – Sue Jones is organising a monthly Saturday Club for anyone who is at a loose end on a Saturday. The first get together will be on the 2nd February, 11.30 at the Royal Oak. The idea is to meet up and, depending on the weather and what people feel like doing, have a walk, coffee, chat, lunch, visit garden centre….There is no need to book. Just turn up if you feel like socialising.


Saturday club 2nd February
Kri Kri 11th February
Escape Room 27th February
The Lady Vanishes 28th February
Literary Lunch 28th March

SALES TABLE – The theme for February is Red and/or Yellow.

Next Meeting - 20th February. Peter Turner: Through the eyes of a Magician.

Teas: Brenda Cunnington and Marie Barnes