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On Wednesday 15th May, a needle felting workshop was held for members, led by Glenys and ably supported by Sandra. We were well taught by Glenys, with most of the group being new to this skill. We created butterflies, using different coloured wools, a vicious looking needle! and a sponge pad. We all found the process very pleasant and almost therapeutic, with chatting going on as we worked. Everybody produced a butterfly and we went home with materials to make another one, perhaps at a better standard second time round! Hopefully many of us will submit a needle felted insect for the County Show.
. It has had great reviewsAfter quite an absence, our Book Club is making a comeback. The next meeting, for all members, will be on Thursday 27th June at Simpson Ground. The book is DEAR MRS BIRD by A. J Pierce, a comic novel about an agony aunt in wartime London. It is a Richard and Judy choice so will be widely available in all book shops. It has had great reviews!
This is very belated news (editor's apologies!) but well worth sharing nevertheless. Our WI had 3 teams in the LFWI regional Fun Quiz competition in Scarisbrick at the end of January 2019. OUr 3 teams were:-
WOW Power: Jean, Janet, Anne, Sally
Woolton Pie: Viv, Liz S,Joan, Colette
Woolton Quarry: Angela, Mo, Elaine, Barbara
All great team names, I'm sure you'll agree. But the BEST is that WOW Power came 1st and Woolton Pie came 2nd!! Fantastic success for our WI and not for the first time either! Well done all ladies who took part.
Quiz sessions take place on 3rd Tuesday evening of the month and all members are welcome.
The sewing group are getting involved in the Marie Curie 60 years in Woolton celebrations this summer. We are making cushions with the new 60 years logos on to sell at the Marie Curie Summer Fair in July and a quilt for display in the hospice. Other organisations are involved in the celebrations: Woolton in Bloom has already got a special display near the Derby Arms and where the Tommy the WW1 soldier was, near Sainsbury's. As summer bedding comes in we will see more and more yellow featuring in the village. In fact we hear that Woolton is to turn yellow in the month of June!
To prepare for our cushion making and quilting, the sewing group and friends had a trip to Longsight fabric market in Manchester on Wednesday 1st May. We had a lovely lunch on the famous "Curry Mile" in Manchester before bringing our bags full of fabric back to Woolton. Some of the fabrics bought might end up in items for the Lancashire Show in September! Thanks to Margaret who organised the trip!
Your committee meets each month on the 4th Tuesday of the month to ensure the smooth running of our WI and all its groups. If you have any ideas, or if there is anything you would like the committee to discuss, please contact any member of the committee:- Angela, Jan, Marje, Janet, Margaret, Judy, Liz, Sandra, Glenys, Val, Liz, Janet.
All groups are open to any paid up member of WOW. Come along to enjoy friendship and maybe learn something new! When you read this list you will realise what a lot of opportunities there are in Woolton WOW WI. Take advantage of what's offer!
Quiz - at the Simpson Ground on 3rd Tuesday of the month. Cost £2 per person including a raffle.
16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November
Games Evenings - still in the experimental stage. Bring a board game along. Cost £1 per person at the Simpson Ground.
Wednsesday 29th May, Tuesday 29th October
Book Club - this is being revived after an absence. Cost £1 per person at the Simpson Ground.
Thursday 27th June, Tuesday 30th July, Monday 30th September
Craft 'n' Natter - see previous post
Walks - Look out for dates on Whatsapp or emails. They are held approximately every 2 - 3 weeks. Next on Wednesday 17th April. Meet Hunts Cross Station at 10am.
Sewing Group - This is very popular and space is getting limited. If you are interested please contact Sonja or Marje
Ukulele - these lessons have really taken off with 2 groups still going strong Summer term classes start on Wed 24th and Thurs 25th April and finish on 3rd and 4th July with a break for half term.
Needlefelt butterflies Cobden Place 15th May. Speak to Glenys about places.
Flower making for hats Cobden Place 15th Junes. Speak to Glenys about places.
All members are welcome to come along to the Craft'n'Natter group - please note the change of times and venue. The group is now held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Simpson Ground on Hillfoot Ave (the extension to Menlove Ave) starting at 7.15. It costs just £1 per person to cover the rent of the room!
9th April, 14th May, 11th June,9th July, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November
WOW WI bee friendly garden in Woolton village, outside Brown's newsagents and near the traffic lights, is in need of a bit of tlc. That said, there are some beautiful flowers shining out when you look closely (primroses, wallflowers, rosemary...) Look at how it is now, and then WATCH THIS SPACE to see some improvements over the next few months.
We are so lucky in WOW that so many activities are on offer to members. These are the regulars:
Quiz - 3rd Tuesday each month at Simpson ground
Table Tennis - each Monday at SFX 7pm
Tai Chi - each Wednesday morning at Arncliffe Community Centre, 9.45-11.45
Ukulele classes - currently Thursdays 7-8 at Arncliffe. Ask for details.
Walking - usually about once a month always on a Wednesday. Look out for details and arrangements
Walking Netball - a national WI initiative. A couple of taster sessions have taken place, look out for further details
Craft workshops - usually one a month but with limited places. April will be Floral cupcakes, May will be handcrafted flowers, June will be needle-felted birds and insects. Look out on Whatsapp and emails for details.
Sewing group - each Friday morning 9.30- 11.30.
Craft and Chatter - was on Monday evenings at the Quarry. This may be revived and in a different venue if there is interest to do so.
Women of Woolton WI held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday 5th March. The evening was conducted inline with NFWI regulations and chaired by Angela as Jan was working in London. We had 2 'tellers' from Jam Butty Ladies WI in Knotty Ash, who carried out the voting for president. Jan has been president for 5 years and has done a fantastic job, putting her heart and soul into the position, but work commitments have been making it difficult for her of late. After introducing the committee and their roles to the membership, nominations and a vote took place with the committee leaving the room. Everyone was delighted to hear the announcement that Angela had been voted on to be our new president. Well done Angela!
The evening was then taken up with various announcements, diary dates and a light hearted table quiz.