May 2017

Resolutions: This year there are two resolutions going forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool - ‘Plastic soup: removing plastic from the oceans’ and ‘Alleviating loneliness’. Members voted that both resolutions should go forward to the Annual Meeting.

New notice board: This was available to view at the back with all events listed in detail, together with a wanted /offered section.

Ottershaw Society: They are looking for new members. Lisa showed the latest newsletter and said a copy would go on our website. She pinpointed a useful map showing potential development sites in or near Ottershaw.

Day Trips: Mapledurham Estate on Sunday 4th June (Sal to co-ordinate) and the Runnymede Group’s Waterperry Gardens on Thursday 13th July (Lisa to co-ordinate)

Meath School family fun day: Sunday 25th June, 12-3pm, £1 entry

Family cream tea: Saturday 8th July at Sally Gane’s house. Sally has kindly offered to host a family cream tea afternoon in her garden from 2pm. Please let Sally know if you can make it and if you can bring along scones, jam or cream!

NFWI Open days in November: Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd, costing £5.
Morning and afternoon sessions will be available. See Lisa if interested.

April 2017

Brook Hall Quiz Saturday 8th April 7.30pm start, £5pp please, tables still available. See Sally.

Trumps Green WI Spring coffee morning Saturday 8th April 10-12 noon £2 entry Methodist Hall Virginia Water

Shooting Stars Pamper Evening Monday 24th April hosted by Carole Baxter. 2 sessions, lots of treatments on offer. Tickets £7.

Trumps Green WI organising a trip to Wimbledon for a behind the scenes tour. Thursday 27th April. £38. See Sal.

May Fair Bank Holiday Monday 1st May - please contact the committee if you can help on or contribute to our stall.

Ottershaw Junior School 50th anniversary they are having a tea party on Friday 16th June. Please  contact school direct if you’d like to go.

March 2017

The Orchard Centre are willing to give tours to small groups of five and have suggested two dates so far: Tuesday 21st March and Friday 24thMarch, both at 11am. The tour will be up to an hour: if interested please contact Sal.

Over two years we have raised over £700 for MAMA Academy. They are having an Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday at Bourne Valley Garden Centre, so please support them.

Day trip to Highclere Castle - there is one ticket remaining. Contact Lisa if interested.

Christ Church Grand Auction- Saturday 11th March at Brook Hall. Viewing of lots and bidder registration is from 6pm and the auction starts at 7pm. There will be refreshments, sales table and wine draw.

Runnymede Group Meeting AGM- Wednesday 15th March at 2pm at the Jurgens Centre, hosted by Englefield Green Bishopsgate WI. Entry is £3. A singer has been booked andrefreshments will be provided. 

Runnymede Group Summer outing- Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire, probably on Thursday 13th July. It will be an all day trip by coach, usually with a pick-up in Ottershaw. More details to follow but if anyone is interested then please see Lisa so she can pass on the details to the Runnymede group.

Childrens' Nearly New Sale- Christ Church on Saturday 18th March from 12 until 2.30pm. There will be a great selection of nearly new baby and children’s clothes and toys. Refreshments will be on sale in the tea room.

Bronzefield Bees Coffee Morning- Friday 31stMarch, at HMP Bronzefield, Ashford,Middlesex, starting at 10am but members need to be able to get to the prison by 9.15.Refreshments will be provided and crafts made by the prisoners will be on sale. All surrounding WIs are invited and we need to supply names to the prison beforehand for security reasons. You will need to take photo ID with you and will have your fingerprints takenelectronically. See Sal if you would like to go: the deadline is March 24th.

May Fair- Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. If anyone can help on the day, setting up or manning the stall for an hour please see Sharon or Margaret.Free 

Ottershaw Bellringers have offered to give ladies a tour of the bell tower at Christ Church. Sally will be sorting out Wednesday evening dates to go, so please see her if you are interested.

Day trip to WI Fair- Alexandra Palace on Saturday 1st April. It will cost £20 for members, £25 for non-members. Other WIs in the Runnymede Group are joining us. 

February 2017

Charity update: A cheque for £350 will be presented to MAMA, as a final payment for the period Sept to Dec 2016. So far this year, £143 has been raised for ODC.

Egham Nightingirls’ Climate Walk is on Sunday 12th February at 10.30am, starting from the lock behind the Runnymede Hotel. They will walk along the Thames to the Magna Carta tearooms where they will stop for tea and talks on highlighting climate change and to commemorate the severe flooding of two years ago. If you plan to go, please contact the Nightingirls by email via Facebook or email

January 2017

2017 membership fees are due and must be paid by March 7th (£39 for full members and £19 for dual members).   For those who
rejoin, membership cards and booklets will be given out with receipts at the next meeting. Should you decide not to renew your membership, we would love to know the reason, as feedback is important to us.

Walks have been suspended during the winter, replaced by Sally’s coffee mornings: the next one is on Tuesday 10th Jan, 9am at Sally G.’s house (and the December one raised £40 for MAMA.).  Sal outlined forthcoming theatre shows, including BEYOND THE BARRICADE (hit songs from the movies) and SISTER ACT in March and reiterated that a minimum of 10 tickets qualifies for the discounts: details on a poster in the foyer and on our website on the Theatre Trips page

Lisa and Geralyn summarised the six resolutions outlined on page 42 of the November/Dec issue. Members were asked to vote for their preferred resolution. Results will be presented at the February meeting.

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