7.30pm: Thornbury WI: Folk Dancing
Thornbury Methodist Church
In the Methodist Church Hall
Test your dancing skills with Marlwood Folk Companions.
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:
Sue Horsfall (President) Tel: 01454 885043 or email:
Sue Newton (Secretary) Tel: 01454 625268 or 07966 789735, or email:
On Tuesday 20th October, President, Di Wood opened the meeting and introduced Donna Butcher, Chairman of Avon Federation and Jerusalem was sung. Six members craft Items that were awarded Gold at the craft competition in March had been displayed at the MShed in Bristol - this had been an excellent display, and showed much talent. Members who had attended the AGM at Thornbury Leisure Centre were thanked and had enjoyed an interesting day. Our Pink Bra Bag was full, and in total 120 bags were collected. Members were reminded about the Christmas Party at The Gables Hotel on Friday 11th December, and also asked if they had received a copy of the September minutes.
Gwen King brought members attention to events listed in Avon News. Sue Horsfall informed the meeting that the Group Carol Service would be on Thursday 10th December at St George’s Church Falfield. She continued by thanking Falfield WI for such an enjoyable Group event, and said that all the cast and crew of ‘The Alternative Calendar Girls’ had thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A DVD recording had been made which we then all enjoyed watching. Thanks were given to Jan Densley for all her hard work.
Minutes of the previous AGM were read and approved. The financial accounts and the secretary’s report were both adopted as a true record. The President then gave her report, announcing that she was standing down. She had enjoyed her time as both Secretary and President and had been a member of the committee since ‘Thornbirds’ started in 2010, but felt that it was the right time for a change. Six members were willing to stand for committee, with Sue Horsfall voted as President. Sue said she was honoured to have been elected and thanked new committee members for volunteering and hoped that ‘Thornbirds’ would continue to go from strength to strength. A light supper was then served while puzzle games were played.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th November commencing at 7.30 pm in The Methodist Church Hall. Our speaker will be Norman Taylor, who will be giving us an insight into tracing our family history. Visitors are always welcome, or for further information contact Sue Horsfall 01454 885043.
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 (apart from August) from 7.30–9.30pm at Thornbury Methodist Hall - see below for this year's programme.
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.
Other activities include:
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To read about the Avon Federation of Women's Institutes, see click here to visit www.avonfwi.org.uk