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Meeting Reports

Our regular monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm at Quedgeley Village Hall, Bristol Road, Quedgeley, Gloucester.

After our monthly meetings we submit a report for publication in the next issue of Quedgeley News. One of our members, Christine Bentley, is our News Reporter. To give you a flavour of our meetings we have included copies of some of this year's reports.

June 2018

by Quedgeley WI - July 25th, 2018

It was a lovely warm evening for our June meeting. After the usual singing of Jerusalem we were reminded that the Happy Handbags collection was still on-going and more large bags and contents were requested to distribute to vulnerable women. Although most of our monthly talks have been interesting a few members had questioned the length of some of them so in future speakers will be given a limit of around 45-50 minutes. This will give more time for refreshments, general conversation and time to browse and hopefully buy at the fundraising barter stall. We have a mid-week walk and lunch at Cleeve Hill, our usual monthly coffee morning at The Roastery as well as a Trioscape Lunch all planned for June so plenty of things to look forward to. In July we will be attending the Group Meeting and at our meeting we will be hearing from Jill Ruiz who will tell us about the lives of the narrow boat women, children and crafts. Anyone who is interested can come along as a visitor or new member and they will be made very welcome. Further details can be found on facebook.com/quedgeleywi.

May 2018

by Quedgeley WI - June 23rd, 2018

The month of May means Resolutions in the WI World when members choose and vote on important issues that they want to see the WIs National body campaign on. This year the Resolution was Mental Health Matters and after a brief summary of the details we voted in favour. Some of the bags that were donated by members for the Happy Handbags appeal have been given out to vulnerable women who were thrilled to receive them. As this is an ongoing initiative it is hoped that more handbags will be donated, along with toiletries to go inside. Members were given tags on which they put their name, this is a new idea which will be helpful for visitors and new members and even some old ones who know the face but can’t remember the name of someone they have known for many years! We are looking forward to our lunch outing in June and several members will be going on a midweek walk from Cleeve Hill. We were very successful in a recent quiz for MS when we came 1st and hope for more success at other quizzes. While we enjoyed our usual post-resolution wine and nibbles we heard from Bob Scett with his very interesting talk and slide show about Bletchley Park, a place that had been a state secret for many years but is now very well known and which we were urged to visit. Our speaker for June will be Liz Spurway with “An Introduction to Fused Glass” and there will be items for sale. There is also a competition for “an unusual craft item” which it is hoped some of our members will enter. If anyone would like to come along to this or any other meeting they will be made very welcome. Details can be found on our website www.quedgeleywi.co.uk