Warminster and Wylye Valley WI Lite
(formerly Sutton Veny WI Lite)
4th December - Christmas Wreath Making and a Crooner
Another full house and another fantastic evening. Our December meeting saw us making Christmas wreaths using masses of greenery, berries and ribbons.
instruction, we gathered bundles of greenery and held it on
the ring with florist wire. This was repeated until we had completely
covered the wire ring. We were then let loose to add our own artistic
embellishments. It was amazing to see that, with everyone using the
same materials and following the same instructions, all the wreaths
ended up looking so different.
While we worked Joe crooned Christmas and “easy listening” songs to us. It made for a lovely Christmassy atmosphere and the mulled wine and mince pies went down a treat.
6th November - Sugarcraft
What a fantastic meeting we had last night! So many new visitors joined us at St John’s Hall for an evening of Sugarcraft. Lynne and Sue provided all the equipment we needed to make a beautiful Christmas Rose. They demonstrated how to make the petals, the leaves, and how to put everything together. As with all experts, they made it all look very easy. Then it was our turn! After we’d made our roses, we stopped for a homemade flapjack or cookie with a cup of tea (or something a bit stronger!). We made our leaves and berries and then put our roses together. At the end of the evening we had almost 30 individual Christmas Roses all ready to decorate our Christmas cakes.
2nd October - Millie Moon
We all found our inner artist last night! Gaynor from "Millie Moon" in Frome, showed us how to decorate and embellish cards and present tags. She brought with her a selection of pictures, shapes and beads etc. With scissors, glue and lots of laughs we created our very own master pieces. We had a really good turn out for this month's meeting with, hopefully, lots of our visitors joining the Warminster and Wylye Valley WI Lite soon. The 2014 program is almost complete, with plenty of interesting and fun things to get involved in, with like minded people.
4th September - Wildlife Photography with David Kjaer
first meeting in our new venue, St John’s Church Hall, was a
great success. We
attracted new visitors from Warminster and the surrounding villages.
Please come again it was great to see you.
Once again, David treated us to more of his fantastic wild life photographs. This time his photographs were mainly of birds and water fowl and his photographic skills are amazing. See David's website for more of his photographs.
7th August - Strawberry Extravaganza
13th July - 2013 Sutton Veny Flower Show
3rd July - Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
5th June - Technology Evening
1st May - How to Make a Hanging Basket
28th April - Drover's Running Club 10K Run
3rd April - Belly Dancing with Waafa
6th March - AGM and Bake Off
Mel, our President, spoke of the new committee’s struggle to get to grips with the running of Sutton Veny WI Lite. We have had some very enjoyable meetings and have made money at our fundraising events. Our 2013 programme is arranged. Caroline, our treasurer, told us that our accounts are healthy and ready to be audited. After the committee was voted to carry on for the next year, the fun part of the evening began, with “The Bake Off!”
10 different cakes and savouries were available for tasting. I think it’s safe to say we all made sure they were well tasted. The vote saw Maureen win with her Bakewell Tart, second was Caroline’s Carrot Cake and third was Tina with Bacon and Cheese Muffins.
17th February - Drovers Half-Marathon
6th February - Skittles & Chat
For our first event of the year, 11 of us braved the cold and wind for an evening of skittles and chat at the Organ Inn in Warminster. Only 2 in the group had played before but we were all ready to give it a go. It was a close fought game with Dympna knocking down 8 pins with her final turn to secure a win for her team by 9 points. We also reviewed the 2013 programme which will include interesting activities such as belly dancing, hearing dogs for the blind, making hanging baskets, and a picnic and games in the park when (if?) the weather improves.
Apology: We offer a whole-hearted and unreserved apology to Dympna for grossly under-recording her score. She actually knocked all 9 pins down with her final ball!