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HATTERS FEBRUARY MEETING: LEATHER BOOKBINDING

Posted by Carol Tennant on February 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This month's meeting will be on Wednesday 15th February, 7-9pm Jubilee Hall, Millennium Centre, West Green Rd, next to St John Vianney RC Church.

This month, Vanessa will teach us to make a notebook, and to fashion a leather binding for it. Bindings can be fastened with buttons, which will be provided, but if you have a favourite button you'd like to use, please feel free to bring it along.

It's not to late to join for 2017. Returning and new members can join for just £39, which includes 11 meetings and 8 issues of WI Life Magazine, delivered straight to your door. Other benefits include the opportunity to make new friends, and to learn something new. Guests are always welcome, for just £4, if you want to come and see what we're about before you commit to joining.


Please bring along items for our monthly food bank collection as follows:

Women's sanitary products (all types)

Tinned vegetables

Toiletries, including soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, tissues

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Sugar (500g)

Fruit juice (carton, not chilled)

Pasta sauces

Tomatoes (tinned

Cereals

Tea bags, instant coffee


Coming up...

Our next few meetings are confirmed as:

March: Talk on the history of Punch & Judy

April: Annual Meeting

May: Resolutions, Pizza and Prosecco

September meeting - The Alexander Technique

Posted by Carol Tennant on September 19, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This month's meeting will be this Wednesday, 21st September, when we'll be welcoming Maddy Paxman, who will be teaching us about the Alexander Technique. There may be some hands-on demonstration, but only for interested participants!

 

Of course there'll be cake, baked this month by me.

 

Guests are welcome as always, for £4. Please just come along and see someone at the front table for help.

June Meeting: War on Want

Posted by Carol Tennant on June 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Harringay & Tottenham WI: June meeting

This month's meeting will be on Wednesday 15th June, 7-9pm in our usual venue, the Jubilee Hall, Millennium Centre, West Green Rd, next to St John Vianney RC Church (directions below).

 

This month, we're welcoming Nadia Idle from the charity War on Want, who will be speaking to us about sweatshops and fashion, and also about work they've done in collaboration with the WI to help curtail this practice.

 

As always there'll be cake, this month baked by Vanessa. I've heard tell there may be chocolate involved...

 

Guests are welcome as always, for £4. If you haven't been before, come and find out what we're about!

May meeting: Resolutions

Posted by Carol Tennant on May 16, 2016 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This month's meeting will be on Wednesday 18th May, 7-9pm in our usual venue, the Jubilee Hall, Millennium Centre, West Green Rd, next to St John Vianney RC Church.

 

This month, we're going to be discussing and voting on resolutions. There are two for our consideration, and it might be a good idea to read up on them ahead of time.

 

The first resolution is:

Avoid food waste, address food poverty

'The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, thereby passing surplus food on to charities thus helping to address the issue of increasing food poverty in the UK.'

 

More information and briefing notes are available here: https://www.thewi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/168701/Avoid-food-waste,-address-food-poverty.pdf

 

The second is:

Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia

'We call upon HM Government and the NHS to provide facilities to enable carers to stay with people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia that have been admitted into hospital.'

 

More information and briefing notes are available here:

https://www.thewi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/168702/Appropriate-care-in-hospitals-for-people-with-dementia.pdf

 

Following our discussion, we'll be voting on EACH resolution, and giving our votes to Sue to take to the National Annual Meeting in June.

 

We know that discussing resolutions isn't everyone's idea of a good time, so WE'RE HAVING PIZZA AND PROSECCO. You're welcome.

 

As always, there'll be cake - this month baked by Claudia.

 

Guests are welcome, as always, for £4. If you haven't been before, come and find out what we're about!

History of tea & tasting: Hatters monthly meeting

Posted by JoG on March 13, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This month we are welcoming Blue Badge Guide Caroline Piper, who will talk to us about the British love affair with tea. We'll be tasting a variety of different teas, and Caroline will give us a brief history of how we came to love it so.

We are meeting Wednesday 16 March, 7-9pm.

Hatters WI meet at Jubilee Hall, Millennium Centre, 4 Vincent Rd, London N15 3QH. The hall is next to St John Vianney RC Church. You can find it on Google Maps.

 

By bus 41, 67 or 230. Get off at West Green Primary School stop in either direction.

By tube Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line). About 15 mins walk or get the 41 or 230 bus.



Knit night at the Salisbury: Tuesday 2nd Feb

Posted by JoG on January 30, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Hatters WI hosts a knitting, stitching and craft night at the Salisbury pub, from 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month. It's an enjoyable evening of conversation; and sometimes we even get some knitting done!

 

The first Tuesday of February 2016 is fast approaching, and we hope you will be able to join us. You don't have to be a member of the WI to come along, and you don't even have to knit: crafters of all disciplines - or none - are welcome. If you're a beginner, one of our more experienced crafters will usually be there to give you a hand.

 

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd February - find us from 7:30pm in the 3-light booth at the side of the pub.

 

 

December meeting: Christmas party

Posted by Carol Tennant on December 11, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This month's meeting will be on Wednesday 16th December, 7-9pm Jubilee Hall, Millennium Centre, West Green Rd, next to St John Vianney RC Church.

 

This month is our Christmas party. There'll be music and food and fizzy wine. It's a great opportunity to have a social evening together, and we hope you'll be able to come.


To that end, it would be really helpful if you could let us know if you're able to attend, so that we can be sure to cater adequately for everyone. Don't worry if you can't, but please reply if you are coming.


We'll also be doing our annual Bursary draw. All paid up members who are eligible and interested can put their names in the hat. We'll be drawing 2 bursaries, which winners can put towards courses, at the WI's Denman College or other accredited institution. We have some rules, and these will be available for reading before the draw. If you can't attend this month's meeting, but would like to be entered in the draw, please let us know ahead of time. We'll be drawing the bursary early in the evening, so please be sure to let us know if you think you will be late.


Kind regards,

Carol (on behalf of the committee)

September meeting and centenary celebration

Posted by JoG on September 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

All the details about September's meeting are here.

Hatters June meeting: Cats Protection League

Posted by JoG on June 14, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Our June meeting is this week. You can find the details in the calendar.

Hatters WI meeting Wednesday 20 May: pasta making

Posted by JoG on May 17, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This month, we'll be making fresh pasta. I'll show you how to make the dough, then how to roll it, how to make pasta shapes and a variety of filled pasta shapes as well. Then, we'll eat our work! All fillings and sauces will be vegetarian, but we'll talk about meaty options too. There won't be enough to replace your supper, but we'll top you up for the evening.

Meetings are held at: Wednesday, 20th May 2015, 7-9pm, Jubilee Hall, Millennium Centre, West Green Rd, next to St John Vianney RC Church, London N15 3QH.

 

We'll also be reporting on our success at Riverfest and announcing our programme for the rest of the year - some exciting meetings ahead!

 

If you have them, please bring your receipts for Riverfest. We hope to have worked out a way of reimbursing whereby you won't need receipts for small amounts, but bring them if you have them...

 

As always, guests are welcome for just £4, and if you decide to join us, then the current subscription is just £27.

 

We'll also be collecting as usual for the food bank. Please provide items from the following list:

 

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Fruit juice (carton)
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tomatoes (tinned)
  • Cereals
  • Tea bags/instant coffee
  • Meat/fish (tinned)
  • biscuits

 

 

As always, there'll be cake and a raffle (donations welcome!). We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

 

Kind regards

Carol

on behalf of the Committee


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