October Meeting of Wenvoe W.I.



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October Meeting of Wenvoe W.I.


Wenvoe WI met on 5th Oct in the local Church Hall where the members enjoyed a Fish and Chip supper, courtesy of the ‘Fryery’ Fish and Chip shop on Cowbridge Rd , Ely, Cardiff. Individual members’ meals were boxed , and delivered steaming hot, and were delicious. This was followed by a General Knowledge Quiz.

The following afternoon, amid lovely Autumn sunshine, our erstwhile members gathered in the Grounds of St Mary’s Church, where, under the able supervision of Mr Mike Tucker , the Church Sexton, 100 tete a tete bulbs were planted as part of the WI celebrations for the centenary of the Glamorgan Federation of WIs. The bulbs were planted in the shape of the letters WI, and immediately in front of the bench Wenvoe WI had donated to the church several years ago.

Our celebrations will be completed later in the year in December, by a Link Carol service at St Mary’s. Wenvoe WI meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Church Hall at 7pm. November’s meeting will be a demonstration of Christmas Craft by Andrea , from ‘The Daisy Chain’ in Sully, to be held on 2nd November.
New members and ‘tasters’ are always very welcome.

Jan Young ( President)

 



WOMEN’S INSTITUTE AUGUST 2023


WOMEN’S INSTITUTE AUGUST 2023


Wenvoe WI completed their year’s monthly meetings tonight in style, with a cream tea. The Speaker was Mrs Vivian Turan from St Nicholas, an antiques enthusiast. Mrs Turan brought along a dozen antiques of various kinds, from china cups to a mundane picture hook, as well as two boxed Dinkie toys and a Royal Doulton figurine. Our members’ tasks were to asses them, date them and price each article, while Mrs Turan regaled us with tales surrounding each item.

Although tonight’s meeting is the final meeting of the WI year, we have decided to hold two informal meetings through the Summer so members can stay in touch. The first is a members lunch in the Walston Castle on 18th July. The second meeting is an open Coffee morning in the Church Hall at 10 am on 15th August to which any ‘tasters’ / prospective members are welcome.

This year marks the centenary of the Glamorgan Federation of Women’s Institutes, and on 4th July, Wenvoe WI held a Garden Party at the home of a member, Mrs Judy Marsh, as phase one of our commemorating that event. Phase two will comprise members planting 100 daffodil bulbs in the grounds of Wenvoe Church in late September.

Wenvoe WI meets regularly at 7.00pm in the Church Hall on the first Thursday of each month, beginning a new year on 7th September, when we shall be holding ‘Floral Evening’, courtesy of ‘Daisy Chain’ from Sully.

New members and ‘tasters’ are always most welcome.

Jan Young (President)



 

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Wenvoe WI met on June 1st, as usual in the local Church Hall .
Our speaker was Mr Terry Ewington from Coastal Watch. Mr Ewington delivered a lively, informative talk about the role of Nells’ Point Coastal Watch station in Barry, describing in detail the history of the station against the background of the role of Coastal Watch UK. The station at Nell’s Point provides a vital service in maintaining coastal safety, given that the Bristol Channel experiences the second highest tidal rise in the world.
Our next and last formal meeting before the Summer break in August, will be held in the Church hall at 7pm on 6th July, when Mrs Viv Turan , an experienced globetrotter, will entertain and regale us with one of her adventures. On that occasion we shall enjoy a Cream tea together, to round off the year.
We have a busy programme to conclude the Summer : an afternoon tea at the Beech tree on 16th June, a Garden Party to celebrate the centenary of the Glamorgan Federation of WIs on 4th July, as well as a lunch at the Walston Castle and a coffee morning in the Hub (dates to be decided).
New members are always most welcome at our events .

Jan Young ( President)

 


 

Bring and Buy Sale!



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January and February Meetings of Wenoe W.I.


Wenvoe WI began the New Year in what has become something of a tradition for our members at our January gathering– a Bring and Buy Sale!

This was an event, whereby members brought their unwanted Christmas presents, or any reputable items from home, to be sold at ‘knock down’ prices. Items ranged from toiletries, photo albums and photo frames, to books, artefacts and kitchen ware. A member even brought a magnificent table lamp. The motto for the evening was ‘your junk is my treasure’, and we raised over £80 at the close of the evening.

Our February meeting, however assumed a totally different perspective in that we held a ‘Poetry Please’ evening. Members brought poems they loved ranging from ‘Albert and the Lion, ‘Naming of the DOG’, a Murder Mystery poem entitled ‘The Dorking Thigh’, poems dedicated to the onset of Old Age to the well – loved variety which Pam Ayres had penned. Several members read out their own compositions too.

This year is a special one for the WI movement in Glamorgan as it is the centenary of the Glamorgan Federation WI, and events are being planned across the county. Wenvoe WI too is planning, so please watch this space for more information.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 2nd March at 7pm, when the subject will be ‘The Trials of a visiting Hairdresser’, to be given by a local mobile hairdresser, Mrs Mel Wookey.

All new members are most welcome, so why not come and meet new friends and have a cuppa too

 



December Report



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December Report


Wenvoe WI has been particularly active this month. We held our Christmas Party on the first Thursday evening in the Church Hall, where festive buffet prepared by the members was served. Also, we had a seasonal Quiz, followed by a rendition of an alternative version of ‘Cinderella ‘written by R. Dahl, a nostalgic poem penned by one of our members, as well as a raffle.

On the 7th, we held our annual Christmas Lunch at the Wenvoe Arms where we all enjoyed the convivial atmosphere and dined on traditional Christmas fayre. Many thanks to Jenny and her team for an excellent repast and the usual warm welcome.

Lastly, on Monday 12th we held our Christmas coffee morning in the Church Hall, where we all enjoyed tea/coffee, mince pies and Welsh cakes as we were entertained by one of our members who played carols and seasonal songs on her accordion. Also, we held a quiz and an extensive raffle.

Our next meeting will be on 5th January at 7pm in the Church Hall, when we shall be holding our annual, ‘Bring and Buy’ – one ladies’ junk is another’s treasure! New members are ensured of a warm welcome.

I take the opportunity to wish readers seasonal greetings and a Happy New Year.

Jan Young (President).

 



The Life of William Price



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The Life of William Price


On September 1st Wenvoe WI met for the first time in this year’s programme.

Our speaker for our October meeting was Mr Dean Powell from Llantrisant. Dean gave us a most entertaining account of the life of William Price – the founder of cremation. By all accounts Mr Price led a spectacularly colourful life to the end of his days.

In complete contrast, our November meeting comprised a demonstration of ‘How to Wrap your Christmas Presents’ by Mrs Yvonne Randall. Our members were mesmerised by Yvonne’s simple, yet amazing demonstration of how to transform ordinary wrapping paper into a parcel that looked quite magical and different.

We have a busy time ahead, commencing with a visit to what used to be ‘Blooms’ in the middle of November for some Christmas shopping. Then we have our Christmas Party on 1st December, a Festive Lunch on the 7th December at the Wenvoe Arms, and our Christmas coffee morning on the 12th December in the Church Hall.

We hope to ‘kick start’ the New Year at our January meeting, when we will hold our usual ‘Bring and Buy’ meeting – a chance to declutter and get rid of all the unwanted Christmas presents and ‘junk’.

May I take the opportunity to wish everyone a truly Happy Christmas, and to say that new members are always most welcome. Wenvoe WI meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Church Hall.

Jan Young (President)



Back After the Summer



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Back After the Summer


On September 1st Wenvoe WI met for the first time in this year’s programme.

Our president welcomed everyone back after the Summer and then we had a Fish and Chip supper – courtesy of The Fryer’s Club fish and chip shop in Ely. The food was not only delivered to the Church Hall but was hot and scrumptious. This was followed by 2 quizzes – a general knowledge one and a cryptic clue quiz about retail therapy.

Over twenty members were present, and we extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join our WI. We meet on the first Thursday of each month in Wenvoe Church Hall.

Janet Young (President)

 



 

Last Formal Meeting



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Last Formal Meeting.


Wenvoe WI met again this month for what was their last formal meeting before the summer break.

On this occasion Mrs Viv Turan was our speaker. Viv is very much a ‘friend’ of Wenvoe WI and has a regular ‘spot’ each year in our July meetings. This time she regaled us with ‘Growing Up’ – a veritable ‘trip’ down memory lane as we all relived our respective delights, escapades and pastimes of hopscotch, skipping, marbles, first attempts at make-up, the hula hoop, cherished ambitions and the reality of a job. Viv’s talk was thoroughly entertaining and was enjoyed wholeheartedly by everyone. This was followed by the usual tea and on this occasion – cakes of different varieties.

During August, we intend to hold two informal ‘get-togethers’ in the Wenvoe Arms outside Barn or garden (depending on the weather). These will occur on the 8th and 22nd August at 2.00pm.

The next full meeting of Wenvoe WI is on 1st Sept. in the Church Hall at 7.00pm. This will be a ‘Fish and Chip and Quiz night. New members are always very welcome.

Janet Young (President)

 



Annual General Meeting



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Annual General Meeting.


Wenvoe WI met this month as usual, and our meeting on this occasion was our Annual General meeting, held with a Glamorgan Federation advisor – Ms Viv Hayes – present.

Both our Secretary and Treasurer gave their annual reports which were accepted by the members present. This was followed by the President’s address, during which thanks were expressed to the following for their kindness and services rendered: Jennie and Digby at The Wenvoe Arms for their support and allowing us to use their outdoor premise during the Covid restrictions; to the Church of Wales and Mrs Carol Wyllie for the use of the Church Hall.

A new Committee for 2022-2023 was adopted:

President – Mrs Janet Young.

Deputy President – Mrs Madeleine Rees.

Treasurer – Mrs Debbie David

Secretaries – Mrs Pam Ewington and Mrs Diane Pate

Other Committee members – Mrs Pat Weavers, Mrs Jean Woodman, Mrs Alex Griffiths and Mrs Paula Johnston.

Our next meeting on June 2nd will be our Jubilee Party when members will wear their ‘Jubilee hats’. This will take place at the earlier time of 6.00pm in order to facilitate members who wish to join in with the village walk to the Lighting of the Beacon.

New members are always most welcome.

Janet Young (President

 



 

The Enigma Of The Eleventh Child



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Wenvoe WI met as usual on 5th April at 7pm in the Church Hall.


Once again, the Wenvoe WI gathered in the Church Hall for their monthly meeting on 5th April at 7pm. The Speaker for that occasion was their president who spoke about the enigma of the eleventh child born to Richard Duke of York and was destined to become King Richard III of England in 1483. Portrayed as a Machiavellian tyrant by William Shakespeare in his play ‘Richard III’, and having ruled for just two years, Richard was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 by Henry Tudor, heralding the commencement of the Tudor era. As Lord Protector of the Realm, Richard did much good for the poor of the land, upholding their rights against the greedy and wealthy Barons, by establishing a Court of Requests. Also, Richard founded the Kings and Queens colleges at Cambridge.

We were pleased to welcome several new potential members to our gathering, and the next WI meeting is scheduled for Thursday 5th May in the Church Hall at 7pm, which will be an Annual General Meeting, to be presided over by Caroline Davies, from the Glamorgan Federation Board of the WI.

Janet Young ( President)

 



 

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