When and where we meet:

Every 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Leigh on Mendip

Visitors welcome!

For more details contact Barbara Turner

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Leigh on Mendip Community Coffee Mornings

1st Monday of the month in the Memorial Hall from 9.45 to 10.45am.

Come along for a coffee and a chat!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

May Meeting & AGM - Monday 8 May 2017

Our May meeting was mainly concerned with two topics. Firstly there were the Resolutions to consider. Barbara talked us through the presentation on action for “Alleviating Loneliness” which we came to realise had a variety of sources, not just being elderly.  It could be caused by lack of employment, being at home with young children or lack of transport just to give a few examples. The members were mainly in favour but decided to leave the decision on which way to vote to Caroline who is attending the AGM in Liverpool.

Jan Pattison then took us through a lot of information on the second Resolution which was about tackling the problem of micro fibres getting in to our waterways and the sea. This is increasingly affecting fish which we of course eat. Many of us had no idea that the problem came from washing items made from synthetic fibres and agreed the issue needed highlighting with the hope that manufacturers and government could come up with solutions to the problem. Members again were mainly in favour of this resolution.

We then turned to our AGM with reports from the officers of the committee. Barbara appealed for more members to join the committee but none at the meeting volunteered. Barbara was standing down as President and so we needed to vote for a replacement. We were very pleased that Sue Rodford agreed to stand as our  new President.

Refreshments were in the form of tasters of recipes various members had brought along with some surprises including - Who would have thought of putting kidney beans in a chocolate cake instead of flour? Delicious!

Our meeting on the 12th of June will include a talk on the Great Barrier Reef.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

ACWW Walk Sunday 30 April 2017

Despite the poor weather forecast the Walk went ahead!

Caroline, Barbara and Jan met at the Village Hall car park.

We drove to the Cranmore Tower car park and started our walk uphill.

It was so lovely to see the trees coming into leaf.

We made it up to the Tower and then back down again.  

No rain!  A very pleasant walk.

Then back to Barbara's for tea and cake.  We were spoilt.  A choice of 4 cakes - shared with other WI members and husbands who came to join us there.

Just over £30 raised for ACWW.
Thank you to everyone who supported us.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

April Monthly Meeting

There were reminders in April about the AGM and recipe swap for our May meeting and notice from Barbara that she will be standing down as president and that we need both more general committee members and someone to replace her. After the AGM, when we will also discuss the Resolutions, there will be a social activity and as usual the committee will provide the refreshments.

Various recent social occasions had been enjoyed including a theatre trip to the Merlin, the monthly coffee morning in the Hall and the first Friday lunch in the Bell. For the latter we were pleased to be joined by Sparks, our ex-president, who was in Leigh visiting. We were reminded to return the bulb orders by the May meeting and given notice of the Women Walk the World event which would take place on 30th April.

For our entertainment Daniel Mears told us a little about the names, ingredients and origins of various Cocktails and then mixed some for us with a few of the members making their own with his help. He also made some Mocktails with various fruit juices and we were able to sample these at the end of his talk. It made for a very interesting and enjoyable evening, something maybe a little different from many people’s perception of the WI!

Our May meeting will be the AGM at 7.30 on the 8th

Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter

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Wishing all our members a Very Happy Easter.

April Monthly Meeting - Cocktails and Mocktails

Thank you to Daniel Mears for entertaining us at our April Monthly meeting.

It was fun learning about the history behind cocktails and then for Sue, Jane and Jan Pattison to take turns in making cocktails. Measuring the drinks, adding ice and using the cocktail shaker. All beautifully decorated with stirrers, straws and umbrellas!!


April Monthly Lunch

Our usual Monthly Lunch at The Bell in Leigh on Mendip.  So lovely that Sparks was able to join us.  We heard all about her new life and her seafaring adventures with John.  5 ladies from Leigh WI were there.
Please join us next month if you are free - Friday 5 May at 12.15pm

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Monthly Meeting March 2017

We had been busy in the weeks before the March meeting, joining in the village clean up, enjoying a lunch in the Bell and a coffee morning in the Hall as well as taking part in the Tarmac Trophy quiz. Earlier in the day some members had attended the Road Show at Beckington where there had been a very good speaker talking about her diplomatic life in Pakistan and Bangladesh and plenty of information available about all sorts of issues.

Barbara again mentioned the Denman fundraising and suggested a jumble sale in the autumn which several members agreed to help with. We may also hold a 'Soup & Pud' lunch.  On a different topic, we are also going to look again at the idea of knitting Twiddle Muffs, maybe as an extension of the Craft and Cuppa group. Looking ahead to April some members are going to the Merlin Theatre on the 6th and Sunday 30th is the Women Walk the World day which we usually support but no plans in place yet.  We will probably start from the village about 2.30pm and end up having tea and cake!

The Resolutions for the National AGM in June had been chosen and would be about “Plastic Soup” and “Loneliness”. We would discuss these at our May meeting and needed 2 people to speak on each, one for and one against.

We then had a talk on UK Calendar Customs from Daphne Atkinson. She showed us pictures and gave us details of many strange and amusing activities which take place in various towns and villages all over the UK on specific dates in the year, some familiar, most not.

At our meeting at 7.30 on April 10th we will hear about (and taste!) Cocktails and Mocktails from Daniel Mears