Charnwood WIgs

What my WI means to me by Bev Plume

WI? Surely that’s for old folk?
Jam, Jerusalem, no sign of a joke
That’s not for me I’m far too young
But I’ll give it a try and come along.
Well what a surprise it’s quite a delight
Fun, laughter not a tena lady in sight
I’ve won the raffle brought a cake
And got lots of ideas of what I can make
The speakers have had us in stitches and tears
I’ve ate more cheese and chocolate than in years
Walking, talking, reading and trips
Painting, hat making and crochet tips
Bollywood dancing, hooping such fun
Fashion shows, casino and a concert for the nuns
Grabbed some bargains from the table of trade
Bought bags, scarves and jewellery and cakes that we’ve made
There have been trips to the dogs and carnival stalls
And venues have changed from the first village hall
There’s fun and laughter from when it began
Crafts and raffles from Michelle and Jan
Margaret does the teas Bev helps along.
There’s Claire our treasurer our face at the door
Welcoming guests and telling them what’s in store
Then there’s Sharon our President the Scottish wee lass
Extremely funny with a wee bit of sass
Full of ideas standing tall standing strong
Our role model our speaker keeping us young
There’s Julie our critic sharing our views
Spreading our antics in Syston Town News
So it wasn’t stiff nor smelt of moth balls
But interesting and a giggle is often had by all.
Come and give us a visit, we are called the Wig’s
We’re young and we’re modern and hope to grow big
So what does my WI mean to me?
It’s a happy extension of my family!
Craft Factor evening
Several members demonstrated their craft talents.
There was crochet, quilting and sewing, pom-poms, bunting decoration, flower button holes and a scarves, jewellery and handbags stall!
The Charnwood Wig’s had a beautiful cake stall at the Syston Carnival whereupon one of our members, Jan, won a first prize rosette for her stunning cup cakes. Several other ladies also made us delicious mouth-watering cakes which were eagerly snapped up by the general public enjoying the afternoon’s events.
Charnwood WIGS 2Lyndsey kindly donated Ted who had his birthday guessed throughout the afternoon eventually being won by a lucky contestant.
The tombola stall was manned by Julie, Claire and Jan and eventually all the bottles were won.
The weather was gorgeous which made all the difference and we were pleased to see such a good attendance.
On Tuesday evening the last evening walk of the summer around Barkby Brookside was enjoyed by several members ending up at the Malt Shovel pub where we were able to sit outside and have a refreshing drink with our four legged friends.
Date for your diary
Thursday 30th October Annual Committee meeting and Social Event
Come and join us at Beedles Lake, Broome Lane, East Goscote, LE7 3WQ
Last Thursday in the month, £4 visitors fee per visit.
Further details Tel: President Sharon Allan 0784 988 8752.