See you for Art Journaling on Tuesday

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.

Art Journaling

On Tuesday Kit will be introducing us to art journaling.  Please bring.

  1. an old newspaper or a magazine, this will be thrown away afterwards so anything will do.
  2. an old postcard or two.
  3. old tickets, labels, receipts, wrappers, envelopes or any flat ephemera you come across.

Hobby Swish

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.


Tuesday Meeting

HatterApril 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

April Image

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.



Centenary Competition to be Judged at the Garden Party

Don’t forget to bring your entry for the Centenary Competition to the Summer Garden Party.  Here is a reminder of the rules

craft comp

July Centenary Competition  – 1915 – 2015

We encourage all our members to enter something that you have made. It could be in the form of knitting, cross stitch, baking, stitching, photo album, card making, candle making anything at all, and any size. Let those creative minds be free.

Competition Rules:

The item entered for the competition must have been made by the WI member.

It needs to have one of the following on it somewhere

WI 1915 – 2015

WI Centenary 2015

WI 100

All entries will receive a special acknowledgement for entering this competition and the winner will receive the latest WI Centenary cookbook.

Centenary Cook book

All items entered will need to be available to show for the July garden party, if you are unable to attend, please see Suriya if you wish to still enter. All members are encouraged to enter.  Any questions please see Suriya 07956 514 997