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.
Don’t forget to bring your entry for the Centenary Competition to the Summer Garden Party. Here is a reminder of the rules
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.
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
All entries will receive a special acknowledgement for entering this competition and the winner will receive the latest WI Centenary cookbook.
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
I am very excited about Tuesdays meeting as we have John Garrod giving us a presentation of the secret gardens of the City of London. The talk is precursor to our planned outing to see the gardens for real on July 4th. we hope lots of you can join us.
Get Baking – Saturday is the annual Hampton Carnival held on the green. We have a stall which this year will be dedicated to edibles so we need plenty of cakes and jam to sell. This is one of our main fundraising events and helps us raise funds so we can book better speakers and guests. Last year we one the Best Stand lets see if we can do it again this year.