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WALKING NETBALL

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Our First Walking Netball Session took place on Thursday 5th July.

The Walking Netball sessions are at Wellsway Sports Centre,
Wellsway School in Keynsham. 

CONTACT WI HOUSE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART

DENMAN DIP

Denman Vouchers to be Won!


At the Annual Meeting being held on Wednesday 19th September at the Winter Gardens Pavilion,
Weston-super-Mare, Carol Coombs will again be organising the Denman Dip. 

Just put £1 in an envelope with your name and WI on the front.

The prize winner will be drawn on the day - last year's winner won £250 worth of Denman Vouchers!

THIS YEAR IT COULD BE YOU!

CHAIRMAN'S ROSE BOWL

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Now is the time to nominate one of your members for her extraordinary service within your WI and the community.  This should be a surpirise to the recipient at the Annual Meeting at the Winter Gardens Pavillion in September.

Please send a letter giving details of the work done by this member to WI House addressed to the Chairman.

Closing date for nominations is Friday 27th July 2018

GOLF CROQUET TASTER 2018    CLOSED

Tuesday 28th August 2018


Camerton & Peasedown Croquet Club,
Red Post Ground, Whitebrook Lane, Peasedown, BA2 8LD

1.30pm for 2pm start – 5pm

This is an opportunity to try out a new activity or improve your skills. All levels of player welcome.
The successes of the afternoon will be celebrated with a cream tea.
All equipment will be supplied but please wear suitable flat shoes.

Members only £11 (including cream tea)       Closing date Wednesday 18th July

SHERBORNE CASTLE & GARDENS     CLOSED

Tuesday 4th September 2018    11am - 4pm (approx)



An opportunity to explore Sherborne Castle & Gardens. The Castle was built by Sir Walter Raleigh and subsequent owners have added significant collections of art, furniture & porcelain to the home. This year marks the 400th Anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh’s execution for treason and there is a new exhibition about his life and legacy at the Castle.
The estate is one of Capability Brown’s finest examples of the English Landscape Garden. Stunning herbaceous borders have since been added, together with sweeping lawns and majestic specimen trees for you to enjoy.

Members £25.50, Non Members £28 (including coach)      Closing date Wednesday 18th July

Application Form with May Newsletter Mailing

DABBLE DAY    CLOSED

Saturday 8th September 2018


Warmley Community Centre, 20 Deanery Road, BS15 9JB
9.30am – 3.30pm

DO YOU ENJOY CRAFTING?

If you do, come and try all four of these crafts:
Mosaic Work, Card Making, Fabric Wreath and a Necklace made from buttons.
A small charge will be made on the day for each craft.
Coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival and lunchtime.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Members only £20                                            Closing date: Wednesday 11th July

Your Secretary has the Application Form

PUMP ROOM STYLE MUSIC - CANCELLED DUE TO LOW TICKET SALES

Tuesday 11th September 2018


            Enjoy Pump Room Style Music
with a Trio of Fine Musicians and Afternoon Tea.

Tuesday 11th September

St Mary’s Church, 1 Castle Road, Clevedon, BS21 7BX

2.30pm-4.30pm.

Members £13.50, Non Members £15.50 Closing date Tuesday 10th July



ANNUAL MEETING 2018

Wednesday 19th September


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



Wednesday 19th September
10.30am-3.15pm
Winter Gardens Pavilion, Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AJ

Please come along and share with us the most important meeting in our Federation's year.

The morning Charity Speaker is from the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. 
This is a UK charity co-founded by vet Dr Bruce Fogle (father of Ben Fogle). 

                   
NEW HABITS: Eleanor Stewart is our afternoon speaker who has a fascinating story to tell about her life as a Nun and Midwife in the mid 1960s. 
Eleanor is often referred to as the ‘Real life Call the Midwife’!

Delegates will be expected to collect any mail/diary orders/stationery orders

Members only £17                   Raffle                     Closing date Wednesday 8th August

Delegates receive a free ticket (on application)


NEW          A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE WOMEN WON THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Wednesday 26th September 2018

The Fear Institute, 30 High Street, Keynsham, BS31 1DQ.

7.30pm to 9.30pm

Members of the Environment & Public Affairs Committee and Board of Trustees will be entertaining you with a light hearted comedy play, with music,
to celebrate the 100 years anniversary of when women won the right to vote. 

‘Sister Suffragettes’ has been written by Pauline Alway, a member of Pucklechurch WI.
   
Light refreshments will be available during the evening.

Members £9, Non Members £10                                            Closing date Tuesday 14th August

Application with August Newsletter Mailing

Come along for an interesting and enjoyable evening, bring along your friends and family.



BARRY COLLETT

Thursday 4th October 2018

Conygre Hall, Timsbury (2pm – 4pm) 


Barry Collett returns to talk about and play the music of the French composer, organist, conductor and pianist, Charles Camille Saint-Saëns.
His music accompanied the TV show Jonathan Creek and the film Babe.


Members £12, Non Members £14.         Closing date Wednesday 22nd August

Your Secretary has the Application Form

FEDERATION QUIZ

Friday 26th October 2018


Somerset Hall, The Precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH
Prompt 7pm start


Time once more to sharpen up the memory and put on those thinking caps for the Annual Federation Quiz.  There will be a Quizmaster for the evening. Teams of four are needed. Come along and represent your WI and enjoy a fun evening.
There is a cash bar at the venue therefore you are not permitted to bring your own alcohol.

MEMBERS ONLY £16 per team of 4 (including tea, coffee & biscuits)
                          There will be a raffle.       

                 
                                                                                              Closing date Monday 3rd September

Application Form in July Monthly Mailing     
                                                       



THE MEN WHO MARCHED AWAY

Friday 9th November 2018

Somerset Hall, 11 The Precinct, Portishead, BS20 6AH
7.30pm – 9.30pm


A programme of words and music devised to mark the end of The Great War, a hundred years ago, by the talented group Blast from the Past who have entertained and delighted us on their previous visits.

Members £14, Non Members £16 Closing date Wednesday 26th September


Application Form with July Newsletter Mailing

MOSAIC WORKSHOP

Saturday 10th November 2018


10am - 3pm
Methodist Church Hall,
4 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AQ


Come and have a go with mosaic experts Linda and Angela from TomatoJack Arts.
Make a coaster before lunch and another larger item in the afternoon.
Coffee/tea available at 9.30am and lunchtime.
There will be a charge on the day of approximately £9 to cover the cost of craft materials.
As spaces are limited, please contact WI House for an application form.

Members Only £20                                          Closing date Wednesday 12th September

Your Secretary has the Application Form

PARK LANE BIG BAND

Monday 19th November 2018

  Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, BS31 3BY
8pm – 10pm


Another evening with the Park Lane big Band.

A lively programme to include a wide range of band music (some classics are promised)

Members £13, Non Members £15               Closing date Wednesday 3rd October

Application Form with July Newsletter Mailing

NEW      AN EVENING OF INDOOR GAMES

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Back by popular demand!
   
  Redhill Social Club, Church Road,
Redhill, BS40 5SG

7pm for 7.15pm prompt start – 9.30pm (approx.)

Come along and enjoy playing a range of games to include
Putting, Topple, Darts, Floor Snakes & Ladders, Bar Skittles
And maybe some new ones!

A light supper will be included in the ticket price.
Bar available.

Members only £8                                                            Closing date Wednesday 3rd October

Application Form with August Avon News

HOME SKILLS & GARDENS DAY

Monday 26th November 2018


10.30 am  – 3.15pm
Somerset Hall, Portishead, BS20 6AH


A busy day with three entertaining speakers.  Local Hat Maker, Tricia Hamilton, will show us some of her many designs with her talk entitled ‘A Hat Journey Through Time’

Clare Young is a Knitter who, with the help of some friends, decorated trees at Leckhampton Court Hospice to raise funds in memory of her husband.  This year she will have a ‘Work of Heart’ Garden at the Malvern Spring Show.


Mary Payne, celebrated horticulturist, Chelsea & Hampton Court Flower Show Gold Medal Winner,
will talk to us in the afternoon. Her talk is entitled ‘Minimum Effort for Maximum Effect’


The competition is An Item of Crochet

Members £15, Non Members £17                                        Closing date Wednesday 26th September

FEDERATION CAROL SERVICE 2018

Monday 17th December


    DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

ST. MARY REDCLIFFE CHURCH

THE HISTORIC HOUSES & HERITAGE OF YORKSHIRE

Departing Monday 29th April 2019

5 days (4 nights)

We will meet at our designated pick up points for our stay at the 3* Cairn Hotel in Harrogate
for a 4 night stay on a half board basis.
En route we will visit the NT Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire.
During our stay we will visit Bronte Parsonage Museum, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Whitby, guided tour of York, Castle Howard, Harrogate and enjoy a
North Yorkshire Moors steam train excursion.
On our return journey we will visit Harewood House.

Open to family & friends.

Cost £434 pp.  Single supplement £84 pp.  Insurance £24 pp.

Non-refundable deposit of £75 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Thursday 20th September 2018.  Final balance due by Monday 25th February 2019. 

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 will receive the application & booking form with the March Newsletter Mailing

Carole King may be contacted on 0117 9561804
or email: carole.king26@sky.com for more information.


THE DELIGHTS OF DRESDEN, THE SAXONY ALPS & MEISEN

Departing Sunday 6th October 2019

     
Departure date Sunday 6th October 2019, 5 days (4 nights)

We will meet at Bristol Airport for our flight to Berlin where we will be met by our guide and transferred to the 4* Dorint Hotel in Dresden.
A set three course dinner is included at the hotel for the first evening, with the remaining 3 nights being on a bed & breakfast basis.

Our stay will include a walking tour of Dresden, visits to the Royal Palace, Pillnitz Castle & Gardens, a paddle steamer cruise along the River Elbe from Konigstein to Pirna, Zwinger Palace, a steam train excursion from Radebeul to Moritzburg, Moritzburg Castle (pictured) and a guided tour of the Meisen Porcelain Museum.

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

OPEN TO FAMILY & FRIENDS

COST £789 pp.    Single supplement £80 pp.    INSURANCE £38 pp.


Non-refundable deposit of £100 pp (cheque payable to Tailored Travel)
required by Monday 5th November 2018. Final balance due by Thursday 1st August 2019

Should this holiday be oversubscribed places may have to be allocated.
Your WI secretary has the application and booking forms but Carole King may be contacted
email carole.king26@sky.com for more information.


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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