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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.

September 2018

by Quedgeley WI - September 22nd, 2018

Our September meeting began on a sad note when we heard from Caroline Meek about another of our longest serving members, Myrtle Nash, who had recently passed away.  It was lovely to hear a short life history of Myrtle who had joined Quedgeley WI in the 1950s and had lived in the area all her life.  After one minute’s silence to remember Myrtle we continued with the usual business.  We had enjoyed the Group Meeting and the August outing to Westonbirt and our recent manning of the Rikenel car park had raised over £300 for our funds.

One of our members has proposed a resolution for all WIs to vote on,  “Women under 40 to be offered breast screening”and hopefully it will go through to the final vote next year.  We still have our monthly coffee morning, the Christmas meal and Christmas concert as well as the second part of Peter Preece’s talk on Wildlife Photography in October to look forward to.  We didn’t have a speaker for our September meeting, we had singers!  Carole and Malcolm Brown entertained us with their Singing for Pleasure and we heard a range from Phantom, Cats, West Side Story and other well-known songs.  Malcolm performed an entertaining comedy song called The Spreader and we all joined in with ballet arm movements!  Carole and Malcolm sing with expression and real feeling which made the concert even more enjoyable.   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 on the second Wednesday of every month at Quedgeley Village Hall and further information can be found on our website www.quedgeleywi.co.uk or www.facebook.com/quedgeleywi .

August 2018

by Quedgeley WI - August 20th, 2018

August to our WI members means the annual outing when we have a pleasant time going to various places around the area.  Previous outings have included a meal at Fromebridge Mill and a visit to the Elgar Museum in Worcester.  This year we will be visiting Westonbirt House and Garden with a tour of the house and afternoon tea.  It’s back to normal in September when we will hear Carole and Malcolm Brown talk on Singing for Pleasure.  There will be a competition at this meeting when members can enter a programme from a show or musical.  In October we will be having a return visit from Peter and Margaret Preece with the second part of their talk and slideshow on Wildlife Photography.  They have been to many places around the world photographing animals, birds and insects and Peter has won prizes for his photographs so we are sure of another enjoyable evening.  In November we have our Annual General Meeting and December will be a Christmas Social Evening and American Supper, with carols by Christmas Ensemble.  There will be another competition at this meeting which may prove a challenge when we have a maximum of ten words to describe “My Ideal Man”.   Hopefully there will be many interesting entries!

If any of these meetings have been of interest please come along, either as a visitor or new member when you will be made very welcome.  We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Quedgeley Village Hall and always look forward to seeing new faces.  For further details please visit our website www.quedgeleywi.co.uk or www.facebook.com/quedgeleywi.