At our next meeting on 13th November we will be voting the new committee for 2019.
We are looking for new members to join the committee. If you would like to nominate a member or step forward yourself please get in touch
If we receive more than 8 nominees a vote will take place and the top 8 will form the new committee. Once the committee is formed all members will have the opportunity to vote for the President from the elected committee.
When the formal buines has been completed (and we make every effort to make this as swift as possible) we will be welcoming Michelle Luscombe from VocalTonix for a really fun sing-along session.
Shelle just loves to sing, and she strongly believes in the therapeutic powers of singing, which are enhanced when we sing together in a group.
Vocal Tonix is for people who want to sing for the fun of it but can’t necessarily read music and don’t want the pressure of joining a choir. We project the lyrics onto a screen at the front of the room so that everyone can hold their heads high and let their voices ring (even if they’re not in tune!).
A big thanks to all those who helped, or baked cakes for us to sell at the Carnival on Saturday. Additional thanks to the committee members who did all the pre-event preparation. These things don’t just happen there is lots of shopping, collecting of tables and gazebos to be done. This was the first time the music festival and the carnival have been run together. We have been asked by the organisers for feedback so they can make improvements for next year, please let the committee know your thoughts.
Well done to the lucky winners. The best Boot Planter, decided by public vote was won by Bridgette Taylor (Tudor Rose WI) and the winner of the cake decorating competition was Kira Marks. Well done to Kira and Bridgette.
On Tuesday Kit will be introducing us to art journaling. Please bring.
- an old newspaper or a magazine, this will be thrown away afterwards so anything will do.
- an old postcard or two.
- old tickets, labels, receipts, wrappers, envelopes or any flat ephemera you come across.
Along with art journaling, we will also be holding a hobby swish on Tuesday. This is a chance to bring some craft or hobby items that you no longer use, or perhaps never used. For each item donated you will be given a voucher, each voucher will entitle you to take an item away. Items for donation could be craft items, cooking equipment, knitting yarns, fabric, books or anything connected to a hobby or craft that is in good condition and another member may enjoy.
Classic Cars on the Green. Sunday July 2nd
This increasingly successful event is held on The Green in Station Rd in Hampton Village. We sell used books, CDs & DVDs if you have anything to donate or would enjoy helping on the stall please let a member of the committee know. This event takes place before our July meeting. Donations can be bought to the June meeting, or I expect Kit will have her drop box in front of her garage for donation They can also be bought to the green on the day.
April already…how quickly the year is going
This week we are welcoming the Mad Hatter so we can find out about the history of Millinery and maybe why they are Mad !
Hampton WI Monthly News Roundup
We also have to take a second vote on this years resolution from the two shortlisted resolutions
2016 Annual Meeting Resolutions
Every year members propose, and select, resolutions that could form the basis for NFWI campaigns and activity. Just under 100,000 members have taken part in the 2016 selection process so far. Over 40,000 members backed the following two resolutions. They will both now go forward to a vote at the Annual Meeting in Brighton on 11 June.
Avoid food waste, address food poverty
‘The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, thereby passing surplus food on to charities thus helping to address the issue of increasing food poverty in the UK.’
Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia
‘We call upon HM Government and the NHS to provide facilities to enable carers to stay with people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that have been admitted into hospital.’
More details are can be found here The WI Resolutions and also in the recent issue of WI Life which all members should have received by post.