First meeting today of the Current Affairs sub-committee and we
have some new members coming along who will probably join us.We were running a bit short of workers so they are very welcome.Part of our job is to keep an eye on the BFWI mandates which have been handed down to us over the years.Those that are coming up to being 30 years old have to be reviewed because the 30 year rule requires that they are either re-endorsed or allowed to lapse.
knowledge at the same time it is all to the good.
The local WI started the year with some quite strenuous chair exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist. It is one way to get to grips with the extra pounds gained over the holiday and it was surprisingly good fun
too.Everyone had a go with different degrees of success and it certainly warmed us up
previous members deciding to retire from ill-health. They will be missed but not forgotten as they will be watched over and invited to most of our activities.The year ahead promises to be a busy one. We have a full committee, a new president and a planned programme.The extra interest sections eg craft, book group and discussion meetings are all flourishing and there are 2 new ones starting up---theatre and games evenings are being planned.Members were pleased to hear that their entry for the Big Walk, Little Splash was wanted for display at the April Council Meeting.What we really want is a photo of Michael Portillo reading it---any coloured jacket will do!
Happy New Year to any reader of the blog. I have changed the picture heading for the year. Before I have always gone for a gate or a doorway because I think the WI is an entrance to all sorts of things but I don't seem to have a really good one to hand. So how about this bridge? We are often asked to explain the links between the three levels of the WI movement so perhaps a bridge is a good image. Or the links between different WIs? Or the way the WI reaches out to others in the community? I leave it to you to decide and does it matter because it is a lovely bridge. But who knows where it is?