March’s meeting was a fascinating look at the making of BBC Natural History programmes by Sara Douglas assistant producer and researcher. Sara shared her experience of working on a number of ground-breaking programmes including the recent Big Blue Live.
This month, we are going to get crafty, with bunting making workshop hosted by Kirsten Clark from Make and Do. Kirsten and her team, provide inspiration for novice and experienced Crafters, including a wide range of materials for all types of crafts and regular workshops. Kirsten will be teaching us all about bunting making from cutting to sewing and embellishment with applique techniques.
As the Malago WI bunting is in need of a bit of a refresh, will be focusing on making bunting to help decorate our stall at up and coming events. All materials and equipment will be provided, but if you have any materials you are able to donate in Malago WI colours, leaf green and cerise pink, they will be grateful received.
At the March meeting, we circulated sign-up sheets for a number of additional groups for Malago WI members; cocktail club, craft club, sock knitting and a number of our members have signed up. We have also had a request for a Pub Quiz team. The sign-up sheets will be circulated again at the April meeting, and following this will contact those interested with details of initial meetings.
The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) AGM will be taking place in June and Malago WI has been fortunate to be able to send a delegate this year. As part of the AGM, we will be required to vote For or Against this year’s WI resolutions:
- Avoid food waste, address food poverty
- Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia
Further information is available in on the NFWI website. We will also be providing information at the April meeting and will be asking members to vote at the May meeting.
To help with our fundraising, Malago WI will have a stall at this year’s North Street Summer Fair on Saturday 25th June. We had a very successful day last year and raised enough funds to pay for two outings in 2015 and are hoping to do even better this year. We will be asking for volunteers to provide cakes and help out on the stall. Sign-up sheets will be circulated during the meeting. Those who have helped out previously can tell you what a fun day it is.
For those of you who are thinking of becoming a member but haven’t got round to it yet, membership fees are £28.10 for the rest of the year. This includes for eight meetings, two of which are summer outings!
We look forward to seeing you at 8pm on Wednesday 27th.