Leek Post & Times - - DOWN YOUR WAY -

AF­TER a warm wel­come at our meet­ing, we noted apolo­gies, and there were no mem­bers with birthdays in Novem­ber.

The busi­ness of the meet­ing in­cluded in­for­ma­tion about the County Christ­mas Carol Ser­vice at Lich­field Cathe­dral, which is al­ways popular.

Some ladies have been grow­ing oak tree saplings over the past months and these were brought along to the meet­ing so two could be se­lected to be planted in the Na­tional For­est in the Spring.

We de­bated fur­ther our own cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions next year. As part of this, all our ladies are busy knit­ting four-inch squares to make rugs for pre­ma­ture ba­bies at the hos­pi­tal.

With var­i­ous events hap­pen­ing lo­cally for Christ­mas com­ing up, and build­ing work on the Chapel due to be com­pleted shortly, there is plenty to look for­ward to.

We also heard about a painting com­pe­ti­tion, the cen­te­nary quiz, the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion AGM in Bournemouth which it is our turn to send a del­e­gate.

The speaker for the evening was Peter Davies from Leek Food Bank. Our ladies had taken tins and pack­ets for Peter and he thanked us. He ex­plained the rea­sons peo­ple be­come in need and what the Food Bank can do to help.

The Food Bank is lo­cated in West Street, Leek and is open Tues­day to Fri­day. His talk was very in­ter­est­ing and pro­duced much de­bate and ques­tions.

Our trips for the year are now com­pleted and plans are in hand to ar­range next year’s out­ings. De­tails will be avail­able in Jan­uary. Book­ings as usual through Sheila on 01782 502278.

Our next meet­ing will be on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 6 which will be our Christ­mas lunch, and in the New Year the first meet­ing is on Jan­uary 2.

If any­one would like to join our WI please come along to any meet­ing at 7.15pm on first Tues­day of month, or con­tact the sec­re­tary, Sue Booth on 01538 382174.

Meet­ings are now be­ing held tem­po­rar­ily at Stoke on Trent Boat Club , Post Lane, En­don while build­ing work is car­ried out at the Church. We are hop­ing to re­turn to the Chapel for our meet­ings in Jan­uary 2019.

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