St Neot Women's Institute
St Neot W I Photo Page Link
St Neot W I Baton photos
2nd Tuesday in the month
in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm,
President: Jenny Robinson 01579 321586
The Institute has a wide range of speakers at the monthly meetings
and numerous activities for members to opt into.
To join, please contact the Secretary.
For view, download or print the WI Programme for 2016/17 - please click here
Committee for 2016/17
Lin Grigg and Margaret Ward
Affiliated to NFWI & CFWI
Forthcoming WI-linked activities in May - June 2016
Thursday 19th May, from 6pm
Some WI members are helping with the Parish Council, brush up session in Door Step Green, the village's garden (down the path opposite the Church or across the playing field.)
Sunday 12th June - Village picnic and Song of Praise (see homepage for timings)
Friday June 24th
Sue and Brian Williams Open Garden weekend
Bank Holiday Monday, May 30th - WI May Fayre
This will be held on the playing field, and in the village hall if wet. This is the WIs main fundraising event and held every year.
Who Does What:2016/17
Flower Show Co-ordinator
Asst – Jane Glanville
Programme Secretary &
Asst –Barbara Smetherham
Village Hall Committee Rep.
New Members & Visitor’s Hostesses
Social Time Hostesses
Diana Smith & Julie Ball
NFWI Registrar & Archive Recorder
Why not go along and see for yourself what an active, friendly group this is.
St Neot W I Meeting Reports
Report of St Neot WI Meeting May 2016
Our President welcomed members and visitors to a very full meeting once again. It is very good that our WI is growing.
We heard that the visit for tea from Goonhavern WI had gone well, and members were reminded to claim back for the ingredients of food they had provided.
Members are to visit the theatre at Devonport to see the production of Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan, in which one of our members is appearing.
Car sharing arrangements were made for those members attending the Chairman's Coffee Morning, this year at St Issey. The coffee morning is to help raise funds for the WI Marquee at Royal Cornwall Show.
Final arrangements were made for our May Fair and Car Boot sale on Monday 30th May in the field.
We are all looking forward to the visit on June 2nd to a production of South Pacific at The Minack Theatre, and were reminded to take suitable clothing, a picnic and a cushion!
Our Speaker was Andrew Keirl, a Liskeard Optician who spoke about age related eye problems and their treatment.
We learned about such diverse subjects as Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Blepharitis, and that ones eye health is generally decided by the age of 18. Many of these conditions can be treated successfully, although not all. Some causes of eye problems are, UV light, bad diet, and smoking, and Mr Keirl wished that parents would encourage their children to wear sunglasses to protect their sight for the future.
Sylvia gave the vote of thanks.
Flower of the month.
1. Margaret Ward, Lily of the Valley
2. Diana Smith, Camellia.
3. Marjorie Bunt, Rhododendron.
Alphabet Item "B"
1. Julie Ball, Bottle.
2. Barbara Smetherham, Bell.
3. Lydia Saunders, Blackpool photo.
Next month's meeting is on the 14th June. Instead of a speaker this will be a "Member's Evening", and the ABC competition is "D".
W.I. President presents Nick Hinchcliff and Julie Ball from the Scout Group with cheques to thank them for their help with the successful May Fayre. Kath Page was given a bouquet to thank her personally for the many years when her dancers have performed the Maypole dance and to wish her a happy retirement.
This is the St Neot W. I. contribution for the St Neot Flower Festival in the Church.
The left hand side was crafted by Hilary Edwards and the right hand side by Barbara Timms.
To see other photos of the Festival click HERE
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