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Wing WI


Wing WI recently celebrated their 90th birthday with a lunch at Normanton Hall Hotel. The occasion was enjoyed by all members along with Jan Holawell  who had moved earlier this year.
In October an oak tree was planted in the playing fields to commemorate the 100th anniversary of establishing the National WI in the UK. Special thanks go to Gloria Whight for raising the money to pay for the ‘mighty’ oak.
The members had a lovely meeting in November when Marianne Parry told the history of candle making and her way of making candles. This meeting was also the AGM, the president – Lilian Clark – gave her annual report and the secretary – Jane Gilmour a resume of the past year’s activities.
The December meeting will be on at 2.30pm on Dec 8th when the speaker will be talking about Magic and this will combine with the Christmas party – all are welcome.
If you have ever thought you would like to give the WI a try come along to our meetings, the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Reminder: PLANTING OF WI OAK TREE: THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER


Reminder: The WI are planting an Oak Tree commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the founding of Wing Women’s Institute (WI). The money for the tree was raised by members, led by Gloria Whight.

It would be lovely to have as many members as possible and guests are also welcome.

2.3O PM ON THE RECREATION FIELD followed by a cup of tea and slice of cake in the Village Hall.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO COME IF YOU CAN ON THURSDAY.

 

 

WING WI  JULY MEETING:  TRADITIONAL CORN DOLLIES


Thursday 14 July, 7.30 pm Wing Village Hall

The making of corn dollies is believed to date back thousands of years but our speaker this month will bring us up to date with this ancient tradition.
The competition this month is “Questions for Gardeners’ Question Time” so make a note of your problem and it is hoped all your worries will be sorted out at the September “Gardeners’ Question Time” meeting (8 Sept) organised by Pat Simmonds.

Following the talk in June on the National Trust property Stoneywell Cottage which was much enjoyed by members and visitors, a visit to the Cottage is being organised and details will be available at the July meeting.  Anyone who is interested but cannot be at the meeting please give your name to Jane Gilmore (number below) beforehand.

Please note that there is no meeting in August

Visitors are always welcome and if anyone would like more details about the meeting or about the WI please contact Jane Gilmore, WI Secretary, 01572 737324

What’s For Lunch?


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You are invited to come and see  

WHAT’S FOR

LUNCH

AT

WING VILLAGE HALL

ON

MAY 26TH 2016

12.30-3.30pm

Cost £5

Contact Judith 01572 737761 quilt9@gmail.com

 

Money raised from this will go towards the funding of the Oak tree Wing WI are to plant in the playing fields, to commemorate Wing WI’s 90th birthday. The tree will be planted in November.

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WI Leics & Rutland Spring Council Meeting


The meeting was held at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen and attended by members of most of the WI’s in the counties. Wing WI was represented by Gloria Whight, Ann Thompson, Ros King, Jane Gilmour and Judith Oakley.
 wi spring council meeting
The speakers were excellent,  amongst them Jenny Gilbert, Company Director of A J Adkinson & Son Funeral Directors who organised Richard III’s funeral, Baroness Hazel Byford, of Rothley Martin Hindle of Leicester Hospital Charity and Michael Portillo.

 

WING WI APRIL MEETING: Thursday April 14, 7.30 pm Mediaeval Crafts


WING WI  APRIL MEETING:  

Thursday April 14, 7.30 pm  Mediaeval Crafts

The April meeting is on Thursday 14 April, at 7.30 pm.  Having been back to wartime at the March meeting, this month takes us further back in history to mediaeval times, with Sue Jones as the speaker.  We hope to take the chance of some practical experience of crafts practised by our ancestors, certainly to learn more about them.

2016 is the 90th anniversary of Wing WI which was founded on 6 November 1926, so we are only 11 years younger than the whole WI movement in Britain. Visitors are always welcome as are new members so if anyone would like more information about what we do or is interested in joining us please do contact the secretary, Jane Gilmore on 01572 737324

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.  Some of the winter meetings are in the afternoon at 2.30, otherwise at 7.30 in the evening in the Village Hall in Wing.

WING W.I. MEETING


Thursday March 10, 7.30 pm “The Wartime Housewife”

The March meeting is on Thursday 10 March and this will be an evening meeting, 7.30 pm when we will hear about the trials and tribulations, and possibly triumphs, of “The Wartime Housewife”. The speaker is Biff Raven-Hill.

Visitors are always welcome and we would love to have some new members so if anyone would like more information about what we do or is interested in joining us please do contact the secretary, Jane Gilmore on 01572 737324

2016 is the 90th anniversary of Wing WI which was founded on 6 November 1926, so we are only 11 years younger than the whole WI movement in Britain. The programme for 2016 is now ready and promises a variety of activities and speakers for the year. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Some of the winter meetings are in the afternoon at 2.30, otherwise at 7.30 in the evening in the Village Hall in Wing.

We hope to arrange visits to Uppingham Theatre to see “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Easter, as well as to Stoneywell Cottage and the Corn Exchange Theatre in Stamford later in the year.

You can see the event calendar here.