June is turning into a busy month for the Wellington WI

Jun 22, 2015

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Did your mothers warn you of the perils of sitting on the seats of public toilets? This was just one of the ‘Twenty questions that don’t come up in a pub quiz’, the title of the talk given by Sandra Spencer at our June meeting. Sandra – a very experienced physiotherapist working in the field of women’s health – then told us about several real dangers of being female that we hadn’t been aware of. The twenty questions covered a lot of health areas which most people don’t want to think about, let alone talk about – incontinence, for example – but we learned a great deal, and laughed even more; Sandra is a brilliant speaker. (Sitting on toilet seats is fine, by the way.)

Two of our members attended the Royal garden party to celebrate the centenary of the WI, and we sent a representative to the national AGM.

As well as our monthly get-together, we have a wide range of other activities which members organise. This month saw the first meetings of a lunch club, which will have monthly outings to local pubs and cafes, and of a supper club which will have monthly ‘bring and share’ themed meals. This month’s meal was of Indian food, next month’s will be Jamaican. The Writing Group has become so popular that a new beginners group will launch next month.

The Craft Group has a loyal but small membership, and in a bid to encourage wider interest in craft activities an evening was organised in which we could make necklaces and try decopatch, taught by two members of the county WI group of craft teachers. This was very much enjoyed by the 15 participants, who proudly wore their necklaces to the monthly meeting.

The pub quiz team came second in its monthly outing to the World’s End, the Cinema Group enjoyed The Age of Adaline, the Outdoor Group is looking forward to a walk around Wiveliscombe later in the month, and the Book Group is reading The Elephant Whisperer.

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 16 July, 7.00 for 7.30, at the Beambridge Inn. The talk will be about ‘dementia friends’, and guests are very welcome, so do come along.

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