Llandinam WI was formed in March 1918 and to mark its centenary we are planning some exciting events throughout next year, so watch this space!
LADIES, LOOKING FOR A HANDBAG, AND MAYBE A NICE SCARF TO UP-DATE YOUR ACCESSORIES?
Come along to our stall at the Village Hall AGM on Saturday, 8th April, and view a selection of pre-loved bags and scarves (plus the odd hat). On sale, too, will be a selection of delicious cakes and preserves and knitted creme egg chicks and bunnies to satisfy a sweet tooth. You may also find some other bits and pieces that you can't possibly live without!
Our next WI meeting takes place on Thursday, 13th April, at 7pm in the Girls' Parlour. Our speaker this month will be Mike Harris. He is a local resident and an expert on mobile 'phones. He will try (and he may find it very trying!!) to educate us on getting more out of our mobiles.
We hope that our walk on Wednesday, 19th April, will take place in the same glorious weather conditions as we enjoyed in March when we took a route around Newtown and ended up at the Oriel Gallery for a delicious lunch.
The Floral Art one day course for beginners was held at Abermule Community Centre on 18th March and 12 WI members from around the area all produced very passable arrangements
Decisions on who's entering what in the WI Spring Show to be held at Berriew Community Centre on Saturday, 6th May, have been made and knitting needles are busy clicking away and trial bakes, marmalade making, etc., are being undertaken. The display sections on the theme of 'The Good Life' have presented a challenge, (and not a few sleepless nights) but some very good ideas have evolved and, hopefully, Llandinam WI will do well at the show.
The two Resolutions selected to go forward to the Annual Meeting to be held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in June are:
1) Alleviating loneliness. Find our more at ageuk.org.uk or campaigntoendloneliness.org.
2) Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans. mcsuk.org or plasticsoupfoundation.org/en.
BY JOINING THE WI YOU CAN HELP MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE, NOT ONLY LOCALLY, BUT NATIONALLY AS WELL!