July Meeting Newsletter

It’s a grey July day, but the sun is shining in our hearts!  Happy memories of our evening of purpality in our WI July newsletter, together with some reminders of events to look forward to…

In particular, our members have been invited to attend Sherwood WI’s ‘Summer Fete‘ meeting on Tuesday, 28 July 2015, from 7.30pm and The Newark Book Festival on Saturday, 8 August 2015.

At our own August meeting, we will once again be collecting for the Trussell Trust Foodbank and a ‘shopping list’ of the preferred items is here – Trussell Trust ShoppingList.  The focus will be on light-hearted competitiveness at the next meeting, with our annual Quiz and Games Night on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 – a themed quiz for all and an invitation to bring along your favourite games to share with your WI chums!

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

All of the purple petals!

A massive thanks to the lovely (and vanilla-scented) Leighanne for providing the petals of purpality!  We had an excellent evening making ourselves some lovely floral name badges and getting to know each other a little better.  I’m more than a little behind with the virtual life of the WI and will be uploading June’s newsletter shortly (thanks, Antonia) to be swiftly followed by July’s (courtesy of Abbie and Jenny).

In the meantime, here are some photos from Wednesday evening’s meeting, when 7 new members signed up (hooray!), there was an ace haul of non-perishable foods for our Trussell Trust foodbank drive and a mighty fine time was had by one and all!

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~ Sarah M x

July Meeting – Something different…

In a slight change to our published Events Calendar and taking into account the number of new members and new faces at our recent meetings, we thought it would be a good idea to have more of a social element to this month’s meeting, giving the maximum opportunity for members and visitors to chat and get to know each other.

We will all be making some rather fetching purple petal name badges for members to wear at future meetings (thanks to Leighanne for providing the purpality!) and visitors will also be welcome to join in with the creativity whilst we chat over tea and cake!

At the last meeting, we decided that we would like to make a donation to at least one local foodbank.  Thanks to research by Abbie, we have identified the Trussell Trust as one of our closest (in The Meadows).  Could we request that you kindly bring along a few items from this ‘Shopping List‘ on Wednesday, as we would like to make a collective donation as soon as possible… Thank you so much.

All ladies are welcome to come along and join us at 7.30pm, this Wednesday, 8th July 2015, at the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road in the city.

Purple Petals

June Meeting!

Who’s there?… Over yonder, crouched in a tree in the glorious grounds of the Castle, awaiting his rendezvous with the fair maidens of Nottingham City WI?… Why, it’s legendary Nottingham outlaw, Robin Hood!…  Nottingham City’s Robin Hood incarnate, aka Tim Pollard, will be gracing us with his presence for tales of trees and green tights at tomorrow’s meeting – 7.30pm at The International Community Centre on Mansfield Road.

There will be the customary raffle prizes, tea, treats and social shenanigans – hope to see you there!

Robin Hood

To the trees! :)

~ Sarah

May Meeting Newsletter

Greetings, ladies!

For anyone unable to make it along to the May meeting and an aide memoire of a fascinating evening to those who did, you can find our latest newsletter *here*.  There are loads of activities to get involved with, so please get in touch with us by email citywi@ymail.com if you have any questions or would just like to join in!

~ Sarah x

Nottingham Pennant

Next meeting – 13 May

May 13th – Discovering women’s voices in the archives

Helen will talk about her work in the archives uncovering fragments of everyday lives and using women’s letters, diaries and memoirs to write history. Helen wrote her PhD on women’s experiences of the Second World War and Allied occupation in Vienna.

See you in room 4 of the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road from 7.30pm

April meeting: Wednesday 8 April

Don’t miss our next meeting on Wednesday 8 April.

We’ll be at the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road (in room 4 as usual) from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

City WI is at risk of closing, so we’ll hopefully be appointing people to the committee roles at this meeting – if no one is forthcoming, City WI will close.

See the full programme for 2015 here.

February Meeting – City WI Bake Off !

Don’t miss our February meeting on Wednesday 11th February! The Great British Bake Off Season 5 contestant Jordan Cox will be there to talk about his time on the show, and he’ll also judge our City WI Bake Off! Bake a cake or anything else baked to enter and we’ll all enjoy the fruits of one another’s labour!

We’ll also hold our AGM/ birthday meeting, electing a new president for the forthcoming year. Visitors are very welcome, but only paid members will be eligible to vote.

See you in room 4 of the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road from 7.30 – 9.30pm as usual!

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City WI January 14 Meeting – Vintage Hairstyling Fun!

Happy New Year! Our first meeting of 2015 will take place this wednesday the 14th Jan, at our usual venue.

Room 4, International Community Centre, Mansfield Road from 7.30m – 9.30pm

For anyone who’s joining us for the first time, the community centre is just a very short walk up Mansfield Road, directly after the large glass-fronted furniture shop and before Daphne’s Handbag. It’s about a 3 minute walk from Waitrose/The Victoria Centre.

For the third year running we’ll be enjoying a girly hairstyling evening with the very talented Lucille, who’ll be showing us how to achieve vintage style looks such as Victory Rolls and beehives!

If you’ve never been to City WI and are considering visiting, PLEASE DO! Come along and see if you think we’re for you – we won’t mind if you decide not to join!

See you then.

Location change for tonight’s fuddle

Hi All,

We’ve now had to relocate back to the International Community Centre for tonights fuddle, as Fellows Morton and Clay have let us down. We’re in the garden  room rather than our usual room 4, – it’s past reception to the left, through a door (it’s signposted) and then it’s on your right in the courtyard.


See you there!


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