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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.


CHRISTMAS WALK

Friday 1st December


Hidden Treasures of Clevedon

10.30am - 1pm

Meeting at Clevedon Bandstand on the sea front
£2 per person

Please contact the office to book your place


FEDERATION CAROL SERVICE

Monday 4th December 2017


St Mary Redcliffe Church

2.30pm


All welcome, bring your family and friends

A collection will be made and divided between "The Not Forgotten Association" and Age UK


Ticket / Programme  £3.50 pp

               
Closing Date, Wednesday 25th October 2017

Application form with your August Newsletter mailing.

DJEMBE DRUMMING WORKSHOP

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

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

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
   

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

THE HISTORIC HOUSES & HERITAGE OF LINCOLNSHIRE

Departing Thursday 12th April 2018  4 nights / 5 days

We will be staying at the 3* Holiday Inn in Lincoln, on a half board basis, which is located 5 minutes walk from the city centre. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant & bar, en-suite rooms including tv, phone, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities.
Full details of the itinerary are in the April edition of Avon News.

Open to Family & Friends but, if over-subscribed, places may have to be allocated.

Cost: £399 pp. Single supplement £80 pp. Insurance £20 pp.
Non-refundable deposit of £75 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Saturday 23rd September 2017. Final balance due by Thursday 1st February 2018.


NB Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved,
so this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

Your WI secretary has the application & booking form or Contact WI House

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

Application form with your December Newsletter mailing

  THE DELIGHTS OF SLOVENIA & LAKE BLED

Departing Thursday 11th October 2018

We will depart by coach, from our usual pick up points, to Stansted Airport for our direct flight to Ljubljana. Our local guide will meet us and transfer us to the 4* Park Hotel in Bled for 6 days/5 nights on a half board basis.
During our stay we have guided tours of Lake Bled & Ljubljana and will visit Bled Castle, Church of the Assumption (pictured), enjoy a traditional Pietna boat excursion and a cruise from Portoroz to Piran.
There is also an optional excursion to Lake Bohinj.
On our return we will be met at Stansted & travel back to our original pick up points.

Open to Family & Friends
Cost:  £899 pp. Single supplement £99 pp.  Insurance £36 pp.
Non-refundable deposit of £100 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Saturday 4th November 2017. Final balance due by Thursday 9th August 2018.


NB Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved,
so this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

If this holiday is oversubscribed places may have to be allocated.
Your WI Secretary has the application

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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