Some members enjoyed calligraphy taster sessions recently. This was a new venture for WOW and was very well received by our members. Thanks to Glenys and Sandra for organising and arranging. Many of those who enjoyed the tasters are able to join in a longer course soon held by the excellent tutor.
Some months ago, there were some taster sessions for walking Netball, open to all members of local WIs. Some of our members took part and Viv from WOW is now a fully fledged member of a walking netball team from WOW, Woolton Wanderers and Childwall WIs. They recently gave a demonstration in the Netball World Cup Fan Zone, joining with 2 WIs from the Wirral - Ness and Little Neston, and Willaston.
They have been meeting on Thursday 11-12 am at Hope University. As part of the partnership between WI and England Roses we have had an excellent coach, Karen, who has been very patient as they refreshed their memories of rules and regulations.
They have had and continue to have a great time: lots of laughter and improving our fitness.
They have also recently taken part in a tournament at Wavertree Sports Centre, competing as ‘Chasing Hope’
The sessions are now open to new members. Contact Viv or any other member of the squad for more details.
On a very damp Friday afternoon in July, The Boysie was set up for our annual summer treat - Afternoon Tea for our members. In 2018 we had a scorching hot day and were initially disappointed not to be able to set up outside this year. But we needn't have worried! The room looked fabulous after the committee members had decorated it with bunting and set up the round tables with lovely china and fresh flowers. The sandwiches and cakes on tiered plates completed the scene. Ladies arrived with their umbrellas and wet coats - but not to worry! Once we were all in, the fun began. Everyone was delighted with how the room looked and once Angela had opened the proceedings, tucked into the delicious food while committee members served tea, coffee or juice. Janet and Val had devised 2 brilliant quizzes - both based on the Lancashire theme of gardens and with our local area of Woolton in mind too. It was light hearted and great fun. Some comments afterwards from members:-
WOW what a wonderful afternoon. Thank you Angela and our great committee
Thank you very much for the fabulous afternoon and all the hard work .........the quizzes were excellent
......the food was absolutely delicious.
...a lovely friendly atmosphere....
....thanks for the lovely company...
...scrumptious food.... pleasant company....
Another example of the great things that happen when you are a member of WOW WI !!! If you missed it , make sure you come next time!
Marie Curie Hospice (previously known as Sunnybank) have been supporting the people of South Liverpool for 60 years this year! The Woolton WI sewing group got involved by making cushions reflecting the special design icons for their 60 year celebration. These were put on sale at Marie Curie's Summer Market on Saturday 20th July. Any that were not sold have been donated to the Hospice for them to use as they wish.
A very special quilt with the icons on has been made for the hospice and they are going to have it framed for display. Take a look at these pictures.
Under Judy's enthusiastic guidance, many members are beavering away at home, in groups and at workshops preparing for entries to the Lancashire Federation Show at Garstang in September. Momentum is gathering and we should have a sizeable number of entries when the time comes. Workshops that are contributing to our skills include card making, needle-felting and decorative flowers for hats. WOW WI will be making a presence this year!
At our July meeting, our former president Jan was presented with a beautiful glass vase and flowers to go in it. Jan was president for (I think) 5 years before handing the reins over to Angela at the Annual Meeting. She hoped to continue on the committee as vice president but work commitments have overtaken her and she has had to stand down. Angela expressed thanks for all her hard work in making WOW WI the fantastic group it is. Now Jan you can enjoy meetings when you can, without the hard work! Hopefully we will still see lots of you.
On Wednesday 19th June, our marvellous craft tutors, Glenys and Sandra, put on another of their excellent workshops. This one was to learn how to make flower decorations for hats. Glenys and Sandra had some great examples for the ladies to see, and as you can see from the photo, tuition must have been excellent as the results are amazing! Well done learners and tutors!
On Monday 17th June, a group of members went to Chester to join a barge on the canal for a delightful trip, with lunch. From all accounts, the trip was a great success and everyone thanked Marj for arranging the day. Some comments were:-
"...had a lovely day. Good food and good company..."
"..... have really enjoyed our day out and the meal was lovely...."
"...... Lovely day. Many thanks for arranging it Marj...."
".....A day well spent. I'm still full!....."
"..... Excellent day. Well done Marj. Everyone enjoyed it....."
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!