Harlow Women's Institute

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

Friday 13 January 2023


 Who knew there were so many miniature teapots around?  Only about half our members were able to come to the January meeting, due to seasonal infections and miserable weather, but nine small teapots arrived on the competition table.

As usual, the meeting started with Jerusalem and apologies (lots of those).  Then on to the minutes of the last meeting - November’s as we were snowbound at the time of the December meeting.  After the President had signed the minutes, she became the caller for our bingo session, ably assisted by the Minutes Secretary.  The games of bingo proved very popular and we shall be holding more from time to time.  Prizes consisted of small bags of sweets.  

The refreshment break arrived with tea or coffee and mince pies, which had been preserved in the freezer since early December.  The raffle was drawn and the competition was judged.  The winning teapot is shown below.  (Photographs to follow)

After all the prizes had been collected and reminders given about the Activities Afternoon and the February meeting, we sang the National Anthem then headed home in the rain.


Forthcoming events:  (all these events are open to non-members)

Tuesday 17 January from 1pm until 4pm - Activities Afternoon (£3 including refreshments)

Wednesday 8 February at 2pm. The speaker will be Brian Carline on “Soil, Sweat and Tears”

                  Competition A personal garden/gardening photograph

We shall also be voting for a Resolution, so please remember to bring the voting slip from the December copy of WI Life.  

Monday 9 January 2023

Another New Year

After a year's silence on the subject of WI, here we are again.  We managed to hold most of the planned meetings last year - apart from December's which was snowbound.  Most existing members have renewed and a few new ones have joined.  At the AGM in May 2022 a new President, Linda Monk, took over from Christine Dellow who also resigned from the Committee.  The Committee now has eight members.   

The next meeting is on Wednesday 11 January at 2pm.  We had hoped to have the musical duo originally planned for December, but unfortunately they have transport problems and cannot get here.  Instead, we shall have a social afternoon with a bingo session.  Many members have asked about having bingo so here we are.  The competition is for a miniature teapot.  

We hope as many of you as possible will come on Wednesday and why not bring a friend?  All are welcome.  

A very happy New Year to you all.