Harlow Women's Institute

Member of the Federation of Essex Women's Institutes
Charity Registration Number 228992

Thursday 15 December 2011

A few dates and items to remember-

Message from our leaders- New blood is required!!

Members are asked to consider volunteering for the committee.
Committee members are required to organise raffles, the teas, lunches, speakers, competitions etc..

Positions such as Chairman, secretary or treasurer cannot be undertaken by anyone who hasn't been on the main committee for less than one year.

If you think you would like to join the old Harlow committee members please speak to the President Daphne, or to the secretary Lillian.

I have it on good authority that they don't bite!

Dates for your diary-

16th December 2011- Handicraft group. This will be the last meeting on this year.

9th January-It is anticipated that the darts and games group will resume this week. Both groups are welcoming new members.For further details please contact Lillian Pedrick on 01279-303652

11th January- Your annual subscription is due for payment. The cost is £31.50. All cheques to be made payable to Harlow WI.

February 11th 2012- Table top sale. This is the idea opportunity to de-clutter after chrstmas. You could pick yourself up a real bargain and of course you can buy some of the wonderful WI cakes.

Raffle prizes- Unwanted, duplicate Christmas presents would be very welcome donations for our raffle prizes.

Theatre group- Jennifer Quinn is looking at the possibility at organising a theatre group for trips to the Harlow Playhouse or the Victoria Hall. If you are interested, please speak with Jennifer at the next meeting.

Walking group - Jennifer Quinn and the walking group are planning more walks for next year although no walks have been planned until after they are sure the bad weather has passed. There will be no walk in January.

Book stall- So far the sale of books and puzzles from the table inside the hall has raised £130. Please feel free to leave your books or puzzles on the table and if you wish you purchase any there is a price list on the wall.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Todays meeting : 14th December 2011

It was a very chilly day, but despite the weather loads of ladies had ventured out and the hall was full to brimming for the afternoons meeting.
Our speakers today were Mr Bryan and Mrs Margaret Tester who gave us a really beautiful view into the world of audio visuals or as Bryan put it 'Photos to music'. The pair are amateur photographers who make their own AV's using their own photos or from pictures found in books or on the internet.
Bryan and Margaret had prepared some sequences on a variety of subjects including; Leonardslee Lakes and gardens, Cats, VE Memorial Day, The Alhambra Granada, Staffordshire Arboretum, Paris, The Seaside, Granddad and finally a Christmas message. Each series of photographs were put to the some very beautiful and appropriate music.
All in all a beautiful afternoon viewing this photo videos.

As this is the last meeting before Christmas, we all enjoyed a warm mince pie with our cup of tea. Mmmm yummy!!

The vote of thanks was given by Joan Alderton and the flowers were provided by Christine Dellow.
The competition was a handmade Christmas card. All entries were absolutely superb.

Next meeting:
January 11th 2012 : The talk is 'From Russia with love' by Mrs M Rogers.
The competition is- A holiday memento.

We wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!