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WI Press Report 27th April 2017

The Vice President, Mrs Anne Tomkinson welcomed members.

 

  • Members were thanked for agreeing to bake the Bun Loaves for the Royal Cheshire Show. Additionally members have agreed to exhibit double the items shown last year.
  • The raffle at last month’s meeting raised £35 for The Blood Bikers as well as member’s individual donations.
  • Next month is the Resolutions meeting, details are available in W.I.Life
  • An invitation has been received from Lower Withington to their Garden Meeting.
  • Notice has been received from Over Peover Parish Council of a meeting on May 6th to discuss the proposals for the Village Hall, members are invited to attend.
  • Members were invited to support the Spring cleaning of the village hall on 15th June. Volunteers were invited to plant up flower tubs at the end of May and add names to the watering rota.
  • The Spring Group meeting was well attended and really enjoyed the flower arranging demonstration. Our thanks were offered to OPWI hostesses. The Autumn Meeting is planned for 14th October at Plumley Village Hall.
  • OPWI Garden meeting is planned for the June meeting

 

Future Events:

  • Bramhall Hall visit
  • Ashwood Nurseries visit
  • 95th birthday celebration of OPWI
  • Chatsworth Christmas market
  • Autumn flower arranging classes to be organised
  • Special event to be arranged in memory of Mary Bowers, Wine Tasting Evening with fund raising for Early Responders
  • Book Club, always open to new members
  • Embroidery Group meet monthly, new members welcome
  • Walking group, May walk- circular walk around Redesmere & Capesthorne

 

The evening speaker was Geoff Meggitt on the subject, Winifred Brown, ‘Britain’s No. 1 Action Girl’. An account of a Cheshire Girl living around the time of the First World War and the adventures she was involved in e.g. tennis; hockey; flying; sailing; ice hockey and her adventures travelling around the world.

 

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly welcoming atmosphere and speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

 

Roslyn Field & Barbara Wilson, Over Peover WI Press Officers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Report 30th March 2017

The President, Mrs June Leach welcomed 27 Members and 3 visitors. The first time the group have met for two months due to a power cut in Over Peover cancelling February’s meeting.

  • A report was given on the Annual CFWI Council Meeting at Winsford, the speaker Derek Poulson spoke about “Origins of Regional Accents.
  • A reminder of the Garden Open Day at Haughton Hall on 18th May.
  • An invitation was offered to join Marthall and Ollerton W.I. on their trip to Bakewell Market on the 10th April.
  • Lower Withington W.I have invited Members to attend their Cream Tea Afternoon to celebrate their 21st  Birthday on 20th May, £3 a ticket either bought in advance or pay at the gate.
  • Tickets are available for the Group Spring Meeting on Saturday 8th April from 2.00p.m. – 4pm at Plumley Village Hall, 5 members have kindly volunteered to be Hostesses.
  • A new sink unit from B & Q has been ordered and arrangements made for fitting.
  • Royal Cheshire Show entrants were encouraged, Stewards volunteered and 10 members offered to bake Tea Loaves
  • Volunteers will be required next month to Spring Clean and plant up the tubs outside at the Village Hall.

 

 

Future Events

  • The trip to Bury Market had been postponed because of bad weather and the new date is Wednesday 26th April.
  • A visit to Bramhall Hall has been arranged for Wednesday 3rd May
  • Tuesday 13th June a trip to Ashwood Nurseries in South Staffordshire has been arranged.
  • The annual Christmas Carol service at Chester Cathedral will be on 6th December.
  • A visit to Chatsworth House for the Christmas market is being investigated.

 

Social Events  

  • Invitations for the Garden Meeting in June are to be sent to Boothsmere, Cranford, Crosstown, Byley and Ollerton WIs. The catering committee will provide the refreshments.
  • There will be a flower class on 11th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, the cost will be £2.50 with a further £2.50 donated to the Village Hall fund.Members should bring their own flowers, foliage etc.
  • A circular walk on Friday 28th April has been arranged around Redesmere and Capesthorne, visitors welcome.
  • Manor Farm at Byley is booked for the August meal, and Knutsford Golf Club for the Christmas meal on Thursday 30th November.
  • Book Club will meet at on the 11th April at 10.30am, new members welcome.

 

Blood Bikers of Manchester, were the evening’s speakers who gave a very interesting and informative talk about the volunteers who transport blood and breast milk to hospitals in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside region, for 24 hours at weekends and from 7pm-6am every weekday evening when the NHS don’t provide this service. They own 15 bikes and are supported by 45 Volunteers with a variety of roles. They have been volunteering since 2011 supported by a further 70 Blood Bike Groups across the country, now including one new group in South Africa.

Fund Raising is essential, needing to raise a minimum £25,000 per year.

 

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly welcoming atmosphere and speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

 

Roslyn Field & Barbara Wilson, Over Peover WI Press Officers

 

 

 

 

 

Press Report OVER PEOVER WOMEN’S INSTITUTE 27th October 2016

The President welcomed members to the October meeting.

  • Members thoroughly enjoyed the CFWI Autumn Meeting, the Speaker  was Angela Rippon
  • The Fizz fashion show was very well received and our sincere thanks were passed to Mr David Irlam for the use of the beautiful Colshaw Hall and Liz McGrath for all her support. Some of the money raised will be used in support of repairs to the village hall.
  • The Christmas Decoration classes are booked for 7.30 on 6th and 13th December using the Over Peover Group Bursary
  • Members enjoyed the County walk in the Dunham area and thanked Plumley WI for their organisation

 

Future Events

 

  • Tickets are to be booked for the Wilmsow Rep. Theatre Christmas production of White Christma, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th November
  • The next walk is planned for 4th November, a circular walk of about 6 miles in the Mottram and Prestbury area. Meeting at Mottram Hall Golf Club car park at 9.45 for 10.00am start. The final walk of 2016 will be on 5th December

 

Social Events

 

  • The Christmas Dinner is confirmed at Knutsford Golf Club on Wednesday 23rd November, arrival at 7.00 for a 7.15 A.G.M start, the meal will be served at 8.00pm.

 

The Evening Speaker was Les Pickford, his subject was  ‘Cartoonist’.

He briefly explained the history of cartoon drawings from the earliest recorded illustrations in 15th Century, and satirical cartoons in 18th Century mainly focused on the Royal Family. He used his sketches to explain how cartoons are used, e.g. exaggeration, changing proportions, using stereo types, props and giving animals human characteristics. We were finally encouraged to be cartoonists ourselves which caused a great amount of laughter.

 

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and tea to follow. New Members are most welcome.

 

Barbara Wilson and Roslyn Field

Over Peover WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVER PEOVER WOMEN’S INSTITUTE MONTHLY MEETING 29th. September 2016

The President Mrs June Leach welcomed 28 members, then opened the meeting with the singing of Jerusalem;

Apologies – there were five apologies they were, Anne Tomkinson, Helen Norbury, Maria Gillespie, Bernie Byrne and Francis Campbell.

 

Last month’s minutes were taken as read.

 

Matters Arising – The President said the Social evening at the Plough and Flail in Mobberley was most enjoyable. The President asked members if they would like to go to the Manor Farm at Byley next year..

 

Correspondence – 5 tickets have been received for the CFWI Autumn Meeting at Winsford.

The secretary has sent out notifications to group W.I.s inviting their members to the Fizz Fashion Show.

The Cheshire Show Judges Report has arrived, the secretary has it if anyone would like to see it.

Notice has been received about Christmas at White Friars, Open House from Monday 5th. – Friday 9th. December. There will be lunch served on the 7th. and 8th. which needs booking, contact Helen Skelton to book lunch, she has the booking form.

 

NFWI June Mailing – The 2017 subscription notification has been received: The sub for 2017 will be £ 39.00. £ 19.00 will go to our W.I., £ 8.80 to the Cheshire Federeation and £ 11.20 to the NFWI

 

Cheshire News – The President said important dates for 2017 are in Cheshire news, they will also be in your next year’s program.

 

Finances – They will be included in next month’s report.

 

Hall News – The President said the Banner will be put up very soon, also other jobs will be done.

 

Group News – Mary Bowers said the Autumn meeting at Byley went very well, the Speaker was very entertaining, there was lots of laughter. Over Peover won the competition, photos of a celebration of the Queen’s Birthday, we put in 4 photos together on a board; of our own celebration and the Street Party organised by the village. There was a Rose Bowl awarded to the winner, which Mary Bowers received from the Speaker who judged the competition.

Over Peover also received the Group Bursery of £100.00 which will be used for classes in making Christmas decorations.

 

Future Events – Julie Haighton reminded members of the Fizz Fashion Show on the 11th. October and asked for volunteers to provide raffle prizes.

Julie also reminded members about the trip to Liverpool on the 17th. November.

She also mentioned other events members might be interested in:- Christmas at Arley Hall on the 3rd. December until the 8th. December. Luncheon at Tatton (£ 25.00) includes 3 course meal and a tour round the Hall. (not sure of the date)

 

Social Events. – June Leach told members the Christmas Dinner at Knutsford Golf Club will be on Wednesday the 23rd of November. A list will go round for members to sign up for it. Final arrangements will be sorted next month. (Menu etc.)

 

A.O.B. – The President thanked the members who donated raffle prizes this month.

The Christmas Decoration classes will be on the 6th and 8th. of December at 7.30p.m. in the Village Hall, a list will go round to sign up for them.

Mary Bowers told members that the Children’s Society lunch will be at Toft Church Hall on the 25th. October, 12.00 for 12.30p.m. Cost £13.00 includes glass of Wine. She has tickets.

The President thanked Barbara Wilson for selling the raffle tickets.

Barbara Wilson told members that there was a County walk at Dunham Massey on the 20th. October which members might like join. See September or October Cheshire News for details.

The flowers -  Were given to Audrey Lowe..

 

The Speaker  –  Was Jacquie Wetherill her subject was ‘The North West Air Ambulance Service’.

Mrs Jennie Williams and Mrs. Adrienne Howell provided the flowers and the  refreshments.

 

The meeting closed at 9.45p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Report OVER PEOVER WOMEN’S INSTITUTE MEETING 25th August 2016

The President welcomed 27 members to the August Social meeting, which took place at the The Plough and Flail, Mobberley, where members enjoyed a meal in the conservatory.

 

Members were reminded of:

  • The Annual Council Meeting on Tuesday 4th October 20 with Angela Rippon as speaker
  • The Arts & Craft Exhibition on Saturday 24thSeptember at Lower Withington
  • A talk at Friars Nursery by Sam Youd on the 6thDecember
  • The Autumn Group Meeting will be at Byley on October 28th , Over Peover W.I. will be organising the competition which will require a photo of  the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration event in Over Peover village.

Future Events include:

  • A Christmas Shopping Trip to Liverpool on the 17th of November.
  • Tickets are available from committee members for the Fizz Fashion Show on the 11th October to be held at the Over Peover Hall.
  • The reading club meeting on the 6th. October at 10.30a.m.
  • The next walk would be 6 miles from Redesmere Lake on 6th September, meeting at 9.45am
  • The meeting of the embroidery group will be on the 29th September

 

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

 

Roslyn Field and Barbara Wilson

Press Officers

Over Peover WI

 

 

 

 

Press Report Over Peover Women’s Institute Meeting Thursday 28th July 2016

The President welcomed 24 members.

The President read out the letter from East Cheshire Hospice thanking the WI for the generous donation of £218.38 collected at the Over Peover street party selling teas and cakes.

Over Peover WI had an article and picture in the Knutsford Guardian and an article in the Out and About Section of the Cheshire News.

Pictures and results of the Cheshire Show were in the August Cheshire News and it was great to see a number of our members names mentioned.

Repairs had been agreed and will soon be underway at the hall.

The Group Autumn meeting will be at Byley on the 28th October and Over Peover WI shall be organising the competition  which will be photographs of the celebration in a Village for the Queen’s birthday.

Future events:

The August Social meeting will be at the Plough & Flail on 25th August, a possible trip to the Manchester Arts Museum on 13th September and a trip to Liverpool for Christmas shopping.

The evening’s speaker was Joanne Halliwell – ‘Betsy the Scullery Maid’.

This was a humerous performance enacted to show the trials of life below stairs.  Dressed in period costume and telling stories from that time with audience participation, Joanne had us in peals of laughter.

 We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

Barbara Wilson and Roslyn Field

Press Officers

Over Peover WI

Press Report Over Peover Women’s Institute Meeting 30th June 2016

The President welcomed 30 members and visitors from Plumley, Lach Dennis, Lower Peover, Selina Scott from the Cheshire Federation of W.I.s and  Viv Cunningham a past member of Over Peover W.I to the Garden Meeting. The catering committee had provided a wonderful supper, members producing flowers on all the tables and thanks to the committee for raffle prizes.

Eleven members had entered the Cheshire Show and had been very successful including one first, three seconds, two thirds and a commended.

The Flower Festival at St. Lawrence Church organised by a W.I. member had been extremely successful, teas and cakes organised by the W.I. raised £240, the church receiving a donation of £125. The remainder of the money was used to frame the banner embroidered to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Institute for display in the meeting room.

 

The Over Peover Street Party to celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday had been well attended and a great success. The W.I. provided and served teas and cakes and the £238 raised was donated to the East Cheshire Hospice.

Future Events include a trip to Wentworth Woodhouse, afternoon tea at The Clink, Styal Prison.

A visit to the Manchester Museum, a shopping trip to Liverpool and a Fashion Show by Fizz.

A social event at the Plough and Flail, Mobberley has been booked for August.

The monthly walk was arranged for Wincle, all members, guests and dogs welcomed.

The Book Club would meet in August and the Embroidery Group in September.

The evening speaker was Geoff Higginbottom entertaining us with ‘Folk Songs’.

Geoff had started singing when he was very young and was taught Sea Shanties by his grandmother. He travels all over the country singing in pubs, clubs and other venues.

He took us on an amusing journey singing and playing various instruments, from the UK to America. The final song for the evening was done with a wooden puppet dancing on a plank of wood, which had the ladies in peals of laughter.

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

Roslyn Field and Barbara Wilson

Press Officers

Over Peover WI

 

 

Press Report Over Peover Women’s Institute Meeting Thursday 26th May 2016

 

The President welcomed 30 members including 1 new member and 1 guest, all members wearing red, white and blue in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday enjoying  birthday cake and Prosecco.

The meeting then allowed members time to discuss the 2 resolutions for 2016:

Resolution 1

‘We call upon HM Government and the NHS to provide facilities that will enable carers to stay with people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia who have been admitted into hospital’.

Resolution 2

‘The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid waste, thereby passing surplus food onto charities thus helping to address the issue of increasing food poverty within the UK’.

Members agreed to both resolutions being put forward.

Details were circulated for The Royal Cheshire Show to support the making of exhibits and Tea Loaves.

Members were given details of 2 talks in September at Tatton Park on Fruit and Vegetable growing.

Goostrey WI invited members to their Garden Party “A meeting with Pam Ayres’ in September.

Members confirmed availability for baking cakes and serving teas in support of the Saints and Heroes Flower Festival in Over Peover on the 3rd of June.

Brosters Nursery have very kindly provided new planters and red, white and blue plants for the village hall in celebration of the Queen’s birthday, members have agreed to plant up in time for the flower show. Also a watering rota has been agreed throughout the Summer months.

Our trips for upcoming months are as follows:

Wentworth House and Park on the 13th of July.

A trip to the ‘Clink’ restaurant at Styal Prison for afternoon tea in August.

Details were provided for a trip to Buckingham Palace and Windsor in September.

A fund raising fashion show has been confirmed by Fizz in October.

Members very much enjoyed a 6k circular walk in the Northwich area including a visit to the Bluebell Cottage Nursery and a stop at the Award winning Davenports Tea Room and Farm Shop in May. The June walk has been re-arranged to 17th June, details will be emailed to members.

5 members then presented to the group on some of their volunteering experiences including:

  • Roslyn Field, the significant challenges volunteering in a Children’s hospital in South Africa with children suffering from cancer and in the severe burns unit.
  • Angela Eccles & Judy Wienholdt, Road Runner – adventures driving a minibus for locals for 15 years after the public bus service was cancelled.
  • Frances Campbell, training and volunteering across Cheshire in a Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Barbara Wilson, volunteering in the Victory Ceremonies Team at the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002.
  • Helen Skelton, volunteering at East Cheshire Hospice ensuring weekly fresh flower arrangements.

The June Garden Meeting  will be hosting visiting W.I.s.

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

Barbara Wilson & Roslyn Field

Press Officers

Over Peover WI

 

 

 

Press Report Over Peover Women’s Institute Meeting Thursday 28th April 2016

The Vice President welcomed 25 members. June will be a busy month for our members. We have committed to making cakes and serving teas in support of the Flower Show in Over Peover on the 3rd of June.

We are busy preparing exhibits and will bake bun loaves for the Royal Cheshire Show and invitations have gone out for the WI garden party.

Mary Bowers organised a very successful raffle in support of the Group Spring Meeting raising £215.

Brosters Nursery have very kindly provided new planters for the village hall and members have agreed to plant red, white and blue plants in celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

Our trips for upcoming months are as follows:

Wentworth House and Park on the 13th of July

A trip to the ‘Clink’ at Styal Prison for afternoon tea in August

Details for a trip to Buckingham Palace and Windsor in September are being discussed

A fund raising fashions show by Fizz in October

Members enjoyed a 7k circular walk in the Gawsworth area in April.

A walk from Davenports Tea Shop, Acton Bridge has been planned for May. Details of walks available from Barbara Wilson, guests and dogs are welcome.

The Creative Embroidery class displayed their beautiful work they had created under the expert instruction of Sue Newhouse.

The evening speaker was Peter Ashburner from Wright Marshall Auctioneers & Valuers – Life as an Auctioneer. It was a fascinating and amusing talk. He brought along some items to show us and we were amazed at how valuable items can be. For example a broken watch fetching £55,000, 6 bottles of wine selling for £6,000. Peter’s speciality is toys and he has become the North West expert on Barbie Dolls which caused a laugh.

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.

Barbara Wilson & Roslyn Field

Press Officers

Over Peover WI

 

 

 

Press Report Over Peover Women’s Institute Meeting Thursday 31st March 2016

History & Myths of Easter

 

Ann Brooks welcomed 22members and 2 guests to the March meeting.

Brosters has kindly donated tub as well as red, white and blue plants for outside the village hall, members are  invited to volunteer to bring compost and plant them up. A watering schedule will be confirmed in May.

For the May meeting members are encouraged to wear red, white & blue to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, an invite will be sent to Jean Harding the new Chairman of Cheshire Federation WI.

New future events include:

Local W.I.s have been invited to Over Peover WI June Garden Party at the June meeting along with Selina Prescott, our W.I. advisor and Judith Shirley, our Group convenor.

The venue for our August social meeting has been booked at the Plough & Flail, Mobberley.

The W.I. reading club will meet on 19th April, everyone is welcome.

The April walk will be held on 18th April in the Gawsworth area, all welcome, details available from Barbara Wilson.

The programme of speakers for 2017 is underway and members were asked for suggestions.

A memorable talk was given by the evening’s speaker, Mr Brian Hallworth, his subject was ‘History & Myths of Easter’.

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the speakers are invariable of a very high standard as are the homemade cakes and teas to follow. New members are most welcome.

 

Barbara Wilson & Roslyn Field                                                                                                             

Press Officers

Over Peover WI

 

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