Our birthday meeting – cake, cake and more cake!

Our birthday meeting was a blast – thanks to everyone who came along! We had a lot of new ladies come which is really encouraging for the future of our WI! We’ve gone from 18 member to 30 in 2011 and things are looking even better for 2012!

Our amazingly talented secretary Claire made lemon blueberry drizzle cake. OMG this was amazingly delicious!

Some highlights from this meeting –

  • Cake. More on that in a moment!
  • Linda, our new WI advisor talked about her history with the WI and her time as Chairwoman of the Notts federation, which was tremendously informative and funny
  • Kerry (thats me!) was voted to remain president for the forthcoming year

I made chocolate pretzel cookies!

Lovely Trista made cinnamon palmiers - these were lovely and so simple to make!

Frances made delicious snickerdoodles

Hazlenut and chocolate cookie balls from Erin - I had the sugar shakes and didn't get to try these but I hear they were amazing!

Finally, lovely new member Suzanne made us this fantastic birthday card! How amazing is this! I have a feeling that we’re going to be enlisting her as a speaker on a ‘make your own greeting cards’ night very soon!

Our next meeting is March 14th and we’re planning a pamper party! See you there!

Nottingham City WI turns two years old!

This Wednesday February 8th is our next City WI meeting – and it marks the second anniversary of our official founding as a branch of the Women’s Institute!

In the past year, we’ve grown from 18 members to 30 and I’m sure we’ll continue to go from strength to strength in 2012.

This Wednesday we’ll be conducting the business of our official Annual meeting, such as giving you an update on our finances as well as the chance to vote for who you want to be President. And, excitingly, there will also be birthday cake! A few of our very talented committee members will be baking and if you’d like to join in and bring along a creation of your own, please do! Let’s celebrate turning 2 in style!

See you Wednesday! We’re at the usual place and time – Room 4 at the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road, Nottingham at 7.30pm.