Wythit WI Activities/Meetings in 2018:

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The Wythit girls were treated to a fabulous night out at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond to see the Wizard of Oz performance. A really fun night was had by all.


Pool Tournament

8 people present played in pairs in a knockout tournament. Good fun was had by all. Majority of people had not played before. Tournament won by Pat and Christine, well done. Good opportunity to get to know everyone a little better. 1 new lady came as guest tonight and is joining as a member; welcome to Christine.




First we held our AGM and summarised our activities in 2017 then discussed how we are perceived as a group. Good feedback received about how welcoming Wythit is. We elected our Officers and Committee then heard about local Federation and National Federation business. We received updates on National Campaigns and Resolutions. After some democratic discussions about other Wythit business we wound things up and moved onto our planned activity. Unfortunately the Dru Yoga session planned by Nik could not go ahead as the room at the Black Swan was being refurbished and large tables had been moved in, so not enough room for yoga. Nik told us about Dru Yoga, how she had discovered it and talked of the benefits gained. It is hoped we will be able to do this session at a later date. Thanks to Nik.



Denim recycling

Unfortunately with the bad weather this had to be cancelled. We are looking to rearrange this fun event.


Make Social Media work for you

Samantha Jennings, founder of Made by Mummy Markets, a member of RomanbyWI and very knowledgeable about Marketing and Social Media joined us to talk about Facebook and other Social Media platforms. Specifically how to use them to promote a business or group, like buy, sell and swap or selling home made crafts, or attracting new WI members etc. She also touched on some security and privacy for personal profiles. She described the other platforms and talked about the differences. She managed to fit in quite a lot in the time we had and gave a good grounding in what’s what. We asked loads of questions too! A very informative and enjoyable session.



Ten pin bowling at RAF Leeming

All signed in and security checked.Thanks to Chris for being our 'mentor'. Thanks to Chris and Christine Chell for driving. Bev provided drinks as bar was closed! A great and fun night - enjoyed by all. Very relaxed atmosphere but competition spirit still alive!!



Ladies Clothes and Pamper evening

We had an enjoyable evening being pampered with a talk and demonstration from Younique make up, a nail bar for anyone wanting to glam up their nails and the chance of buying some reasonably priced and interesting clothes and other stuff at Judy's venue in Aiskew. I think everyone got lots of bargains.


Crafty Afternoon Tea

Lead by Beverley and Louise we spent a few hours rejigging our old denim items into some lovely crafty items such as handbags, cushions, peg bags and purses then we had a very tasty Afternoon Tea including sandwiches, cakes, quiche, biscuits and lots of tea and coffee. It was really yummy!



Yorkshire Rotters

Ian Clare from North Yorkshire Rotters, Transport, Waste and Countryside Services delivered a very interesting and interactive talk which covered practical tips to help people to reduce waste and help the environment. North Yorkshire County Council.


Tour and tasting session at Yorkshire Dales distillery, Colburn, Catterick Garrison

A very fun and informative session. We were shown how the distillery made their gin and vodka and we were then treated to a tasting session of 3 gins and 1 vodka - with and without tonic. Some of us then had a gin cocktail of choice. There was also the chance to purchase bottles gin or vodka at a discounted price. A very enjoyable evening was had by all!!! Thanks to all who volunteered to drive.



Dru Yoga session with Nik Greig-Brown.

Congratulations to Nik who has just passed all her exams to be a qualified Dru Yoga teacher. A very enjoyable and relaxing session led by Nik. Plus an introduction to Dru Yoga and its benefits. Following the session we all went to The Greyhound pub in Hackforth for a 2 course meal - organised by Pat for £10 per person. A lovely meal and a chance to have a 'natter' and get to know other members a bit better. Thank you Pat.



Burlesque Workshop with Miss Tobi James AKA Joanne Bennett

We welcomed quite a number of guest to this workshop who seemed to enjoy it thoroughly as did the rest of us. It was quite a workout, but really enjoyable and we really felt like we were more able than we originally thought. Everyone got the chance to try out the moves and poses if they wanted to under the careful direction of Joanne. What a night! Great fun which will have to be repeated again soon. Watch this space!!!!!



Chocolate Making Workshop

Carol and Bev treat us all to some homemade chocolate making. It was tremendous fun making 6 types of chocolates to nibble and take home with us. We were taught different techniques including the difference between tempering and melting chocolate. Thank you ladies.



Introduction to Family History by Maxine Willett from Archive Angel

A very detailed and interesting interactive talk and presentation on how to trace family history. Lots of information given on how to start and progress. Also websites to visit and how to find information. Maxine to forward all info to Christine Close to share with all who attended. Thanks to Christine for organising this event.



Christmas decorations

We were joined by Tracy, a local lady who makes and sells table decorations and wreaths. We all were able to choose to make something, including some of us who chose the challenge of weaving our own willow wreaths and decorate them with all sorts of holly, foliage, pine cones, ribbons, baubles etc to create our own creations for christmas. A very fun and enjoyable evening.




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