Evening Women's Institute
Stony Nightingales WI Update Summer 2016
Stony Nightingales is the evening WI group in Stony Stratford. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 8.00pm at Swinfen Harris Church Hall, London Road, Stony Stratford MK11 1JA.
Please come along and join us for evenings of friendship and enlightenment, with regular speakers, demonstrations and social events throughout the year.
Our numbers have increased from 45 to 60%2B. We have many different social groups throughout the month including a walking group, singing group and craft group. We have regular theatre trips and outings with something to suit everyone.
New members welcome or visit us (maximum 3 visits per year) and pay £4.00 on the door.
For further information please contact:
Julie Clothier, President - 07738 054915 - membership
Debbie Litchfield, Events Cooordinator - 07598 986215 - speakers
Find us on Facebook at Stony Nightingales WI or www.snwi.co.uk
We managed to fill the hall once again at our March meeting with a demonstration on Sugarcraft by Estelle Mann. Estelle is from the Bletchley branch of the Sugar Craft Guild. With an Easter theme, Estelle demonstrated a number of techniques and gave useful tips on how to achieve great results without having to buy expensive gadgets. Another very successful evening.
Our April meeting focused on charity. We had a visit from SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) who came to give us a talk on "Blood, Bikers and Babies" all about the voluntary work they do. The Nightingales made a donation to SERV, in addition to the significant amount collected from the members and visitors. The evening was also used to collect toiletries for MK ACT, a women's refuge charity which supports women and children.
On Saturday, 14th May a coach full of Stony Nightingales and guests visited the Wedgewood potteries in Staffordshire for the day. They had a lovely day - enjoyed the factory tour, museum visit and shop, as well as the factory outlet shop - good job the coach had a big boot as most ladies bought something!
June meeting is a Demonstration of Tai Chi by Jenny Wong from Well Being UK.
July meeting is a Treasure Hunt around Stony Stratford hosted by our walking group.
August is a members evening hosted by our members.
September hosts Sue Watkins, speaking about Alpacas and bringing along scarves for sale.
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