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February 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

There was a lovely smell of cooking at our February meeting which could only mean one thing – our 93rd Birthday Supper! Quedgeley WI was formed way back in 1925 but that was several years after the very first Women’s Institute which was started in Canada in 1897. The first WI in Great Britain was […]

January 2018

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

It was a remarkably full Village Hall for the first meeting of the New Year considering it was a very foggy January evening . After the singing of Jerusalem we agreed that our American Supper in December had been every enjoyable where we had food, drink, carols and a quiz. One of our teams had […]

December 2017

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

The last meeting of the year means an American Supper and Social Evening with a few carols to get us in the mood for Christmas. In January we will be hearing from Peter Wyton, a prize-winning performance poet who has published a number of books and has appeared on the radio. In February we will […]

November 2017

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

November means it’s time for our Annual General Meeting and this year it made a change to have a speaker as well as hearing the usual business.  Unfortunately our original speaker was unable to attend so we heard from Peter and Margaret Preece with Every Picture Tells a Story, a slide show of wildlife photographs taken […]

October 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Our October meeting began as usual with the singing of Jerusalem and the official business when we heard details of our fundraising Afternoon Tea which will be held at Quedgeley Village Hall on Saturday 4th November from 2-4.   As well as tea or coffee with a cake for £2 there will be stalls that […]

September 2017

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

With our annual August outing to Fromebridge Mill where we had a delicious meal it was back to normal in September.   It was agreed that the Group Meeting with the cruise ship theme was impressive and had been thoroughly enjoyed,  Unfortunately in the second round of the GFWI Quiz our team hadn’t done too well […]

July 2017

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

There was a full Village Hall for our July meeting and after a rousing rendition of Jerusalem when even the speaker joined in, we got down to the business. The recent skittles evening to raise funds for a young local child who sadly passed away was a great success and raised £155 which will be […]

June 2017

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

It was a warm evening for our June meeting and after the usual singing of Jerusalem and the reading of the minutes we were reminded about a fund raising fashion show planned for October and the Carol Concert in December.  We have other things to look forward to before the weather starts to get colder […]

May 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

May meetings at a WI means Resolutions.  Every year WI members have the chance to put forward issues as resolutions that they want to see the WI’s National body campaign on.  This year the subjects where Alleviating Loneliness and the Plastic Soup that contaminates our oceans.  Before members voted on the Resolutions we heard about […]

April 2017

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

After our usual singing of Jerusalem we heard about a walk shortly taking place at Dumbleton, a report on the Annual County Meeting, our need to read about the two Resolutions that we will be voting on in May and the possibility of another fund raising fashion show in the Autumn. Our speaker for the […]