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Thornbury Women's Institute

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The WI is looking for new members and promises to provide all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of women.

Anyone interested in joining the WI can contact the following members for more information:

Di Wood (President) Tel: 07817 533368 or email:

Alison Hall (Secretary) Tel: 07869 150632 or email:

Our Latest Meeting

On Tuesday 18th November 2014, Di Wood opened the meeting by saying that she was honoured to have been voted as President for a third year. She also thanked fellow committee members and announced their roles during the coming year.

She went on to thank Krista Southwood for organizing such an enjoyable supper club which had recently been held at The Wheatsheaf. The next one was taking the form of a skittle match with supper and would be on 12th February 2015. Minutes of the October meeting were agreed. Di continued by thanking everyone for the items for the Bring and Buy table, proceeds of which would go to our charity Brain Tumour Support.

Sue Horsfall reported on the Group Meeting in October, which had been enjoyed by all those who attended. She continued by informing members of the Group Carol Service on Thursday 11th December in St Helen's Church, Alveston at 7.30pm. Information was then given regarding 2015 Centenary Celebrations starting with a craft competition in April. Winners of which would go forward to a display at The M Shed in Bristol, being arranged by Avon Federation during September.

Gill Blackborough gave announcements from Avon Federation, drawing members attention to the Federation Darts Tournament. She also reminded members that proceeds from the raffle this evening would be donated to The Poppy Appeal.

Members from the Book Club had recently been to the cinema, and it had been decided to open this to any member if they wanted to go. Final details were given regarding our Christmas Meal at Tortworth Court, and then Sue Horsfall introduced our speaker for the evening - Sam Bell who was an Image Consultant. Sam was giving us guidance on how best to dress for our Body Shape. After a fun-packed hour, amidst much laughter when members all learnt something about their shapes, Di gave a vote of thanks. Gwen King arranged the draw of the raffle, and tea and coffee was served.

Di thanked everyone for attending and being so generous with their donations on the Bring and Buy table and brought the meeting to a close. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 7.30 pm in The Methodist Church Hall, when our speaker will be Nicola Eaton who will be telling us all about Chocolate Making. Visitors always welcome.

Who We Are

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Thornbury WI was re-formed in 2010, since then the “Thorn Birds” have evolved into a friendly sociable group of women of all ages.

We like to try new activities and listen to a variety of speakers, we enjoy meeting new friends, and having fun.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7.30–9.30pm at Thornbury Methodist Hall.

Guests are always welcome. Annual membership costs £34.70.

Thornbury WI also offers extra social and educational events throughout the year and the opportunity to support and be involved in local and community events.

Find Out More

Visit the Thornbirds website for local information, and for more information about the Women's Institute nationally, click here to visit www.thewi.org.uk

Check out our Twitter feed for our latest news: www.twitter.com/thornburywi

To read about the Avon Federation of Women's Institutes, see click here to visit www.avonfwi.org.uk

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