Swans WI. July meeting report plus 1st August meeting details
200 Club - June Winners
Valley Art; details here
St Andrew's Church - and a "Thank You" from the Parochial Church Council
An Extract from Secretary's Report
More details on WI here
Members from SWANS Women’s Institute recently arranged a luncheon for invited guests and VIPs at the Wiltshire Federation of Women’s Institute’s Annual Council Meeting at the City Hall.
This is the second year running they have been asked to arrange the lunch, and they were again pleased to receive many positive comments from the guests.
SWANS WI are involved with many activities. They meet at South Newton Village Hall every month and have members from the surrounding villages, Wilton and Salisbury. For details go to www.southnewtonpc.org.uk and follow the WI link.
A warm welcome awaits any-one who would like to come along. We welcome members from all the surrounding villages and nearby areas and if you are interesting in joining our friendly Women's Institute please contact:
Visitors are also welcome to our meetings or monthly walks.
SWANS WI hosted a Three Valleys Group Meeting on October 16th in South Newton and Wishford Village Hall.
Members from Harnham Evening, DInton, Hindon and Fonthills, and Broadchalke WIs were entertained by the Salisbury and Ringwood Scottish Dancing Group, with some members joining in the dancing.
A competition held for the best homebaked shortbread was won by Hindon and the Fonthills, although our entry baked by Kathleen Stewart
(Photographed) looked very impressive and tasted delicious.
Our member, Carol Marks, organised a ‘Scottish’ themed raffle, and a delicious afternoon tea provided by our members was organised by Vicky Archer.
SWANS WI are 90
SWANS WI recently pulled out all the stops to celebrate their 90th anniversary.
The celebrations at South Newton village hall began with a warm welcome of a champagne reception for members and invited guests, and a chance to look at a display of memorabilia cataloguing their past activities as South Newton, Wishford and Stapleford WI to the present day under their new name of SWANS. After a rousing rendition of Jerusalem, a delicious two course lunch was served prepared and cooked by the committee, followed by coffee and an amazing selection of petit fours baked by members Venice, Diane and Margaret. Next on the Programme was the unveiling of a new tablecloth designed and stitched by the Creative group under the direction of Lin, and the draw for a Denman scholarship that was won by their secretary, Loraine.
Guests were then entertained to a comical stage performance, that had been written by two committee members, Pamela and Carol, entitled ‘A very special meeting of the Old Birds WI’ that was performed by all the committee with much hilarity.
A special birthday cake baked by Vicky and beautifully decorated by Phillipa was cut and enjoyed with a welcome cup of tea, during which time a grand raffle took place with a variety of prizes generously donated by local businesses.
The day ended with the National Anthem before guests departed clutching special 90th birthday balloons, having enjoyed and shared this special time with SWANS WI.
JULY 2019 MEETING
We had a super June Meeting - I think it's fair to say it was every-one's "cup of tea". Entitled "How Do You Take Yours?" Jane Glennie, in the character of a lady of the 1950's and dressed accordingly, told us the history of tea and the etiquette of "taking tea" in a refined hostess's home. We were entertainingly instructed on the correct way to add milk, stir, and hold our cup of tea. It was great fun, and no doubt we all went home and got the best fine bone china tea cups out, to practice what we had learnt!
The business section of the afternoon covered many topics and on going projects, with suggestions and ideas put forward for future events. Reports were made from our various groups - Scrabble, Walking and Creative Group, which is very busy at the moment with on going activities.
It being 4th. July, our Competition related to American Independence and many interesting and varied contributions were made.
A beautiful posy of birthday flowers was presented to one member and raffle prizes were won by three lucky participants.
Our tea was truly yummy with a wide variety of delectable goodies, accompanied of course by perfectly brewed tea!
We are a friendly group, always ready with a warm welcome for new-comers. If you would like more information, please 'phone Alana our President on 01722 790618.
Our next Meeting is on 1st. August 2.00 p.m. at South Newton Village Hall, and our Speaker will be David Bradley O.B.E. who will be telling us about Medical Detection Dogs, which I am sure will be a truly fascinating topic.
A collage of the 90th Anniversary
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