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ANNUAL MEETING 2018

Wednesday 19th September


    WE RETURN TO THE WINTER GARDENS PAVILLION, WESTON-SUPER-MARE
for
OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN 2018


The Annual Meeting will be on Wednesday 19th September. 
Please make a diary note.  You cannot miss our return to this newly refurbished venue.


NEW                                            AFWI 200+ CLUB (1st April - 31st Dec 2018)

You have to be in it to win it!


The application form for this year’s shares will be with your WI secretary this month.

The Club is open to individual members. The Annual Subscription if £5 per share and more than one share may be held.

There will be a draw each month with a cash prize of £30 and additional draws at the Spring Meeting and Annual Meeting.

DJEMBE DRUMMING WORKSHOP  -  CLOSED

Thursday 25th January 2018

Lansdown Golf Club
Bath, BA1 9BT

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Drums provided.  Bar, coffee & raffle

Members Only £15                                      Closing Date Wednesday 6th December


NEW OFFICER'S TRAINING 2018

Monday 29th January 2018


          The Methodist Hall (Key Centre),
Charlton Rd., Keynsham, BS31 2JA

       
    2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm

This is a chance to learn about what is involved in being a successful
President, Treasurer or Secretary in your WI.
Meet others and share ideas.
Existing Officers are welcome to attend to update their knowledge.

Tickets £9                Closing date Wednesday 13th December

Your Secretary has the Application Form

COFFEE MORNING WITH DEMONSTRATIONS - CLOSED

Thursday 8th February 2018


    Tickenham Village Hall, 205 Clevedon Road,
        Tickenham, BS21 6RX

Thursday 8th February 2018              10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Come and enjoy coffee & cake (included in ticket price) with members from other WIs.
Watch interesting demonstrations of crafts.
Country Markets will be selling delicious goods.
There will be a raffle.

MEMBERS £6, NON MEMBERS £7        CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 3rd JANUARY

Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

WALLACE, GROMIT & FRIENDS - CLOSED

Tuesday 27th February 2018


Keynsham Community Space

7.30pm - 9.30pm

For fans of Wallace and Gromit, there will be an opportunity to hear more about them, and other characters, from AFWI member Jess McKillop who works for Aardman Animations.

Members £12, Non Members £14.           Closing date Wednesday 20th December
   

GROUP SECRETARIES & REPRESENTATIVES WORKSHOP - CLOSED

Monday 5th March 2018


Methodist Hall (Key Centre), Keynsham, BS31 2JA

7pm – 9pm

Learn how to organise Group activities.

This workshop provides an opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another. The training is only available every other year, so please take part.  It is especially important for new Group Secretaries and Representatives to attend.

Tea/coffee and biscuits provided       

Members Only £9                                                    Closing Date Tuesday 16th January

Your Secretary has the Application Form



NEW      DANCE TASTERS

Wednesday 14th March 2018


St. George’s Church Hall, Priory Road,

Easton in Gordano, BS20 0PA (adjacent to football field)

12.45pm for a 1pm start – 3.30pm

Come and have a go at Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and Charleston and then, after a short break,
Rock n Roll Line Dancing.

Members only £8                                                                Closing date Wednesday 14th February

Your Secretary has the Application Form

THE SISTERS OF SWING

Thursday 15th March 2018


Conygre Hall, Timsbury

7.30pm - 9.30pm

The SISTERS OF SWING make a welcome return with another concert of foot tapping music and maybe some singing and dancing too.


Members £15, Non Members £17 Closing date Wednesday 31st January 2018


Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

THE VET INDUSTRY

Monday 19th March 2018


THE WORK OF A VET AND HELPING VET PRACTICES IN HOLLAND

    Keynsham Methodist Church (Key Centre)
Charlton Road, Keynsham, BS31 2JA

Monday 19th March 2018              7.30pm – 9.30pm

Richard Killen and Robert Dawson are founder members of the Highcroft Veterinary Group, the Bristol based hospital referral.  From its humble beginnings in 1982, the Highcroft Veterinary Group has become one of the UK’s leading Vet practices, led by Vet surgeons Richard Killen and Robert Dawson. 
Richard will speak about the Vet industry, the work of a Vet and some interesting cases. 
He is also helping Vet practices in Holland.

MEMBERS £8, NON MEMBERS £9      CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY

Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

SPRING MEETING

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 22nd March

                    Somerset Hall, Portishead, BS20 6AH

  7pm for tea/coffee, meeting commencing promptly at 7.30pm

                    Please remember to book your places for the Spring Meeting,
as numbers will be limited.
Our Speaker will be Ian Martin from the Eden Project with his talk entitled:
Eden – Concept, Present Day & Future Ambitions.
Ian has been invited to this meeting following glowing
recommendations from other Federations. 
The evening will end with light entertainment, further information to follow. 
                             
Members only £9                       Raffle                            Closing date Wednesday 31st January

Application Form with November Newsletter Mailing

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Monday 23rd April 2018


Meet at Blaise Estate car park,
Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS
at 10.30am

An interesting walk led by a member of Blaise WI. 
£2 per person. 

Contact Sue Murphy to register your interest:  smmurphy@blueyonder.co.uk


NEW              RESOLUTION & DELEGATES MEETING

Thursday 26th April 2018

The Methodist Church Hall, (Key Centre),
Keynsham, BS31 2JA

An opportunity to discuss this year’s resolutions and to hear expert/s on the topic/s for discussion.  You will also meet other delegates and members who will be going to the NFWI Annual Meeting in Cardiff.  Come along and discover what being a delegate is all about.

MEMBERS ONLY £9                                                CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 14th MARCH

Application form with your December Newsletter mailing

NEW      CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Saturday 28th April 2018

Turnberries Community Centre, Bath Road,
Thornbury, BS35 2BB.

10.30am – 3pm.
                             
Tea & coffee available. BYO lunch.

                                           
Members £15    Non Members £17                                Closing Date  Tuesday 27th February

Application Form with January Newsletter Mailing

NEW                      SPEAKERS CORNER 2018

Monday 14th May

Keynsham Community Space, Temple Street,
Keynsham, BS31 1HA


Come and listen to prospective speakers auditioning for our 2019 Year Book.
New and interesting Speakers/Entertainers will be auditioning.

This event will provide WI members with an opportunity to choose those speakers that they feel would be suitable to put into their WI programme

Available for two members from each WI at £7 each (usually paid for by your WI)
                                                                          Closing date Tuesday 20th March

Application Form with February Newsletter Mailing

NEW      GIG ROWING

Friday 18th May 2018

On the Marine Lake in Clevedon

1pm - 4pm

Why not give it a go and have some fun!
Members will row in rotation.
All who take part must be able to swim.

Members Only £8                                                  Closing date Tuesday 20th March 2018

Application Form with January Newsletter Mailing

NEW      HARP PERFORMANCE

Thursday 21st June 2018

Frenchay Parish Church, Beckspool Road,
Frenchay, BS16 1LU


7.30 pm - 9.30 pm.

We are delighted that Elizabeth Jane Baldry, who gave us a memorable and
exquisite harp recital in Bath some years ago, is returning to play for us again.

Members £12, Non Members £14                                      Closing date Tuesday 8th May

Application Form with February Newsletter Mailing

NEW          FEDERATION LUNCH

Thursday 28th June 2018

The Bristol Golf Club, Blackhorse Hill,
      Almondsbury, BS10 7TP
(ample parking available)

10.30am – 3pm


For the Federation Lunch this year we are returning to The Bristol Golf Club following the positive feedback we received in 2017.  Come along and enjoy a three course meal followed by coffee.  We are delighted that Emma Britton is our Guest Speaker.  I’m sure many of us have listened to Emma on her Radio Bristol early morning programme.  No doubt she will entertain us with her various humorous anecdotes about her life in Radio.

Drinks available to purchase from 10.30am – 11am. The talk commences at 11am followed by lunch at 12.30pm. There will be a raffle. Menu choices must be made on application.

  Members £29.50           Closing Date Tuesday 22nd May

Application Form with February Newsletter Mailing


BRITISH FLOWERS AT THEIR BEST

Wednesday 18th July


    DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Crossbow House, Frampton Cotterell

DABBLE DAY

Saturday 8th September 2018


    DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Warmley Community Centre

BIG BAND CONCERT

COMING SOON


    FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW



HOME SKILLS & GARDENS DAY

Monday 26th November


    DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Somerset Hall, Portishead

NEW  OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020

Departing Thursday 10th September 2020

for 5 days (4 nights)

We will meet at our designated pick up points & transfer by coach to our allocated London airport for our direct flight to Munich. Here we are transferred by our executive coach to the 3* Hotel Kolberbrau in Bad Tolz (or similar) for a 4 night stay on half board basis.
The tour includes Oberammergau Passion Play tickets & package, Herrsching am Ammersee, Andechs Abbey, Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace & Munich tour (if flight times permit). Optional cruise on Lake Ammersee & Guided city tour of Munich.

OPEN TO FAMILY & FRIENDS

COST: £999 per person, Single Supplement £89 per person.

EXTRAS: Upgrade Passion Play ticket, Insurance, single room supplement, entrance fees to places of interest, optional guided tour & lake cruise, and gratuities.

1st DEPOSIT £150 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel) by Wednesday 28th February 2018 (this is refundable before January 31st 2019 BUT read P.1 of brochure)

2nd DEPOSIT £250 pp payable by Thursday 31st January 2019.

FINAL BALANCE due 60 days before departure.
Your WI Secretary has a brochure, booking form & deposit slip or you may contact
Carole King on 0117 9561804 or by email carole.king26@sky.com for more information.

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