Whitley WI Bowls Shield competition

Judy won the Adelaide Hough Bowls Shield Competition this year.  19 of our WI members had a lovely day’s bowling, had the chance to chat to lots of fellow members and, as usual, enjoyed a delicious shared table. It was a shame that Adelaide wasn’t able to join us, but she will hear all about the day from WI friends.  Thanks to Joan who does such an excellent job in organising this event each year

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Craft Club update

Just a reminder ladies that there will be no craft club during the holiday month of August. Our next meeting, Wednesday 18th September,we have invited along Patt, the secretary of Norley W.I. who is kindly going to show us her patchwork and quilting techniques. She has shown regularly at the Chester Show and has been a regular prize winner so we look forward to her visit. 1.30pm start with tea and cake. Annette

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Whitley fun & friendship evening – 1st August

We decided to do things a little differently this year in August. Instead of going out we stayed in, and before the meeting we went for a walk around the village. Back at the Village Hall we began with a game of “Stand Up Bingo” which Virginia Butterworth won. This was followed by a lovely Ploughman’s supper and Orange Fizz produced by Anne O’Neil and other committee members. After that we had time to chat and play the various games that were provided including Giant Jenga, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Giant Dominoes and Connect Four.

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Warrington Food Bank Update

Whitley WI have donated for months and the donations are very appreciated.   Unfortunately, some items have depleted.   We see families and singles who are struggling to feed the family and themselves.  If you could bring an item below list, that would help many people. Cream crackers Tinned potatoes / mash potatoes Sugar Tinned fruit Tinned spaghetti Evaporated milk Semi milk Fruit juice Small coffee Sponge puddings Shaving foam Click here for the full list of products needed .

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Whitley Village News

For those members who don’t receive a paper copy of Whitley Village News, you can access it from the Whitley Village website or directly from this link on our website.

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Rose Queen Event – can you help?

Work has started on the WI stall for the Rose Queen Event.  Several ladies have taken on their own ideas for sale goods (remember sale price must not exceed £5.00). Joan is looking for oddments of double knitting wool in pretty colours to make pom-poms. If you have any, please bring it along to the meeting on Thursday. We would really like some help with the stall, whether it be goods or manning the stall on the day.   Please see Annette if you can help in any way.

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Our Planet, our Countryside, our Choices

Mary attended the March 2019 PAL (Public Affairs Link) Meeting in Tarvin in March. There were two speakers: Fay Sherlock, Sustainable Palm Oil City Project Officer, from Chester Zoo Martin Varley, Director of conservation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust Fay won us over with her photo of a sad-eyed orang-utan surrounded by a devastated landscape. The orang-utans’ habitat is being destroyed by deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia to plant Oil Palm plantations. But it can be environmentally friendly if grown sustainably. As Martin ruefully said, how can the more endangered white clawed crayfish compete with an orang-utan! Click on the picture…

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Craft Group Gets Busy

The craft group meeting on the 20th was very busy. Twelve members attended and seven ladies knitted Easter chicks that held a cream egg. This was popular as the item could be finished in next to no time so we shall be making them again at our meeting on the 17th April, still in time for Easter. Jackie our new member showed us the art of felting – we are all keen to have a go next time. Annette

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Cheshire Annual Council Meeting – 14 March 2019

Nine members from Whitley WI attended the Cheshire WI Federation Annual Council Meeting.  This was held at  Northwich Memorial Hall on Thursday 14th March 2019 in the evening. Notes from the meeting The Chairman, Jean Harding, thanked the team at Cheshire for all their support and hard work which makes Cheshire Federation so successful.  The following items were covered:End of year finance was discussed and the bank account looked healthy. Some money is being allocated to updating White Friars. Some of the Cheshire events may be subsidised this year. Two of Cheshire WI have been running for 100 years this…

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