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February 2022

by Quedgeley WI - February 21st, 2022.
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The February meeting can only mean one thing – our 97th Birthday Supper! Quedgeley WI was formed 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 in Anglesey in 1915 and since then the organisation has grown to 6,300 WIs in the UK. Women join to meet new friends, learn new skills and make a difference on matters that are important to them. Only three more years and we can celebrate our centenary!

Before we could enjoy the Supper our President Pat Watts welcomed everyone and went though the various items of news. One of our members has agreed to be a delegate at the National Federation WI Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June. Monetary prizes and a trophy were presented to the three winners of the only competition we had last year, “A craft of your choice” and this may encourage some members to enter more of the competitions we have coming up. The Luncheon Club enjoyed its first meal at The Thatch in Quedgeley and the next is at the beginning of March at the Edgemore Inn. We are ready and waiting to take on the other teams in the GFWI Quiz that will be held near the end of March and the skittles matches will be starting in April. Unfortunately, the planned visit to the Javelin Park Incinerator won’t be until the last half of this year due to it being such a popular attraction. One of our members has arranged afternoon tea at Queen Anne Court in Quedgeley for the middle of March, with the opportunity to have a tour of the many facilities there. It’s nearly time to pay our subscriptions which become due in April and the total is £44. Quedgeley WI keep £21.60 and the remainder goes to the Gloucestershire and National Federations.

With tables covered with green tablecloths and decorated with vases of flowers and chocolate hearts we were at last able to enjoy the delicious quiches, boiled potatoes and salad followed by the scrumptious puddings and usual drinks.

Next month will be a talk by Ian Caskie entitled “SS Great Britain – Launch to Relaunch” No competition this time but in April we will hear from Tony Condor on Gloucester’s Victorian Docks and the competition is for a photograph of Gloucester Docks.

If anyone would like to come along to a meeting, either as a visitor or new member they will be made very welcome. We meet at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of every month at Quedgeley Village Hall and further details can be found on our Facebook page

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