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 Mary Mears

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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! Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Group Business Meeting

On a very rainy, blustery Monday evening a number of hardy souls turned out for the Group Business meeting here at Leigh on Mendip. Plans were discussed for the forthcoming meetings in March and October. also we talked about the summer social - which may be great fun, with a Murder Mystery event! We've had to come up with something pretty spectacular to follow the Olympics!

From our own point of view, as hosts for the March meeting on 25th, we need to come up with a light supper and an entertainment to round off the evening. Thanks to Val, Gill, Sue V and Barbara..... We have a stunning plan for the entertainment! All will be explained at our next meeting! What fun!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Birthday Party Postponed!

Due to the inclement weather we have decided to move the party forward by one week to
Friday 1 February, 7.30pm

At Mary's house instead of Barbara's so that it's a bit more central. We'll share cars so that there are no parking issues!

Please let me know you are coming and then I can try to arrange some car sharing.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Film Club

Marguerite, Sue and I went to see Quartet today at the cinema in Wells. Full of music, lovely scenery and plenty of laughs! We saw trailers for several more films we would like to see!
Let me know if you would like to join us next time.

Monday, 14 January 2013

First meeting of the Year

Gamesmaker Richard gave an enthusiastic recount of his experiences at the Paralympics. We were all enthralled! We enjoyed every minute, and actually didn't have time for our own games!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Denman College Course

Well, here I am after my first night at the fabulous Denman College! I'm staying in a very comfortable room decorated by Cowplain WI (they've even supplied a good poetry book, so I shall be  able to choose my piece for our birthday party!). My course is about colour -  the fundamentals. Last evening's session was very interesting; quite hard work, too.
The food and the company have been excellent so far!

Now it's Saturday evening and I'm feeling very enthusiastic indeed about this whole painting business! There are 6 of us on the course, and we were concentrating so hard this afternoon that we hardly said a word for a couple of hours! Attempting to imitate the tones used by a great artist demands focus and attention to detail!  We're attempting a still life tomorrow!

Just checking in for the final time! my bag is packed, I'm full of breakfast and waiting for the course to start! It is really quite daunting as the still life composition will involve so much more than what we attempted yesterday! The tutor is very experienced and encouraging, so I shall certainly have the best opportunity to create something!

Using the Leigh on Mendip bursary for this lovely weekend has been very special, thank you all! 

home safely now!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Film Club

Is anyone free on Thursday 17 January for the 3pm showing of "Quartet"? Let me know by Monday if so, and I will book tickets for us.
Mary, Marguerite and I went over this afternoon to see it, but it was full! So, clearly we need to book our tickets for this one! It does look good!

Tea and cake at The Good Earth proved to be an excellent alternative!

Monday, 7 January 2013

January Dates for your Diary

¨      Craft Day Friday 18 January 10am-4pm at the Hall
¨      Community Coffee Morning Monday 21 January 9.45am at the Hall
¨      Birthday Party Friday 25 January 7.30pm at Tadhill House (Barbara’s) – plate & poem          
¨      Coffee & Chat Saturday 26 January 10.30am-12noon at Tadhill House
¨      Active Living Centre Monday 28 January 10am-2pm at the Hall – ‘The Miserable T rugger’
¨      Group Business Meeting Monday 28 January 7.30pm at the Hall
¨      Village Spring Clean Saturday 16 March 2pm from the Hall

Minutes of December's meeting

Leigh on Mendip WI meeting:   Monday 10 December 2012      7.30 pm in the Memorial Hall
Welcome & apologies:  Barbara and Sylvia.
Best Attenders’ prize: presented to Liz and Gill.
Minutes & matters arising: The minutes were read and signed as a true record.  The Denman Jam Festival and Christmas Fair had been enjoyed on a sunny Sunday.  The Christmas meal had been enjoyed by all - Mary and Sparks were thanked for organising it.  The Group carol service at Kilmersdon was made special by the beautiful singing of the school children and the meal at the Bell afterwards was very good.
County News: Members were encouraged to read their copy.
Forthcoming Events:  
§  County Carol Service Wednesday 12 December at Wells Cathedral
§  Film club at Wells cinema Wednesday 12 December leaving Leigh at 2pm
§  Lunch at the Bell Friday 4 January
§  Birthday Party – Burns Night at Barbara’s, 25th January 7.30pm please bring a plate of food and a poem to share.
§  Making hearts and bags for Marie Masters’ challenge – donations of material or help gratefully received.

Correspondence: Further copies of the advertising leaflet which has been inserted with the village magazine.  Thanks from the Westfield Ladies’ Choir for the welcoming atmosphere and donation.  Thanks from Victoria Andrews for the £81.50 donation to Do it for Denman.  SCFWI coach tour to Tuscany for £1300.  NFWI AGM 1 June 2013 in Cardiff, Nunney as link WI, observers tickets to be ordered by 31 January.
Treasurer’s Report:  Bank £1060.86, petty cash £19.09 with £30 held back for the Community coffee morning/£71 bursary.  It was agreed to add a further £79 to the bursary bringing it to £150.  Members were asked if anyone would like the bursary.  2013 subscription is £33.
Birthdays:  Jeni 30 December
Next meeting Richard Blunden will talk on his experience of being a Games Maker followed by a look at the blog on the big screen and then a games evening – members were asked to bring a good (but short) game.  Refreshments: Barbara and Ann. VOT: Sue R.  Reminder to bring the resolutions voting slip and raffle prizes to the meeting.
AOB: Only 3 tea towels left, agreed to keep 1 for the archive and 1 for the team planning the new banner.
Food bank, agreed to ask members to donate one item per month of non-perishable food.
Margaret thanked all who had helped or attended the Church Christmas fair which had made £400 and reminded members about the carol service on 16 December.
Sparks then introduced Coral Gardiner who provided a delightful demonstration of Christmas flower decorations with a witty commentary of her life and activities, which was very much appreciated by all.