Doveside WI News 2017
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Newsletter - Summer 2017

Doveside WI is going from strength to strength in all areas. We have more members than ever, a wide variety of events and outings to choose from, and very successful games and craft afternoons.

Last month, Jacqui Botten revealed how the ‘Street Angels’ in Burton hand out coffee, care and, if necessary, First Aid treatment to the public. It is humbling to know, that people volunteer their Saturday nights to look after and care for the people out and about in town. As if to proof the variety of our talks, this month saw us watching stunning flower demonstrations by Marilyn Ottowell.

Our events included a Valentine lunch and film at the club, and a trip to Birmingham Theatre to watch a beautiful performance of the Snow Queen.

In light of there being a defibrillator in the clubhouse, our president organised two CPR training sessions for members and guests. We were taught how to recognise the signs of a cardiac arrest, and learned to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The sessions were vital and extremely valuable.

Upcoming will be a trip to the Arboretum, including an informative train ride and coffee and cake, a tour to Leicester to inspect the exhibition about Richard III, and a visit to the Phoenix Theatre in London for the musical production by Gary Barlow ‘The Girls’, which is based on ‘The Calendar Girls’. The ladies who are going to London have also booked themselves into the Ritz for lunch. Talk about living the high life!

The March meeting included our Annual General Meeting, where the roles of the committee members were confirmed, and Elspeth Dickinson was re-elected as president. She has done a sterling job over the last twelve months, and we are delighted that she will be ‘at the helm’ in the coming year.

We meet once a month, on the third Friday, at Rolleston Club from 9.45am until 12pm. Our craft and games afternoons take place on the first Thursday of each month between 2-4pm. You can contact me for more information on 07943440222, or e-mail me at imnn.waller@sky.com.

Michaela Waller
Vice President


Newsletter - Spring 2017

Here we are in 2017, and it still seems a bit unreal to see the date written down. Christmas is over, and no doubt New Year’s resolutions have been made. In case one of your resolutions is to join a group and get to know new people, let me introduce you to the Doveside WI.

We are a group with around eighty members, who meet once a month, on the 3rd Friday, at Rolleston Club from 9.45am until 12pm. We are a very social bunch; our meetings begin by going over past events, correspondence and finances, and setting out an agenda for upcoming activities and outings. We have a coffee and biscuit break, when you can catch up with everyone you already know, or make new friends. We always run a book stall, where you can satisfy your literary needs, and more often than not, a beneficiary table, where individual members are selling craft or ‘white elephant’ items for a charity of their choice.

Just over an hour is then spent listening to one of our invited speakers. The topics cover an extremely wide range; we could enjoy learning how cheese is produced (this obviously includes some tasting), or we get holiday ‘cravings’, while listening to a knowledge discourse about the Spanish region ‘Picos de Europe’.

Regular outings and activities are on offer, such as a visit to Denby Pottery, a shopping trip to MacArthur Glen, or a walk, followed by lunch, at Willington Marina.

Besides taking part and helping out at village events, some of us get together on the 1st Thursday of each month between 2 – 4pm at the club for a craft and games session.

How are your scrabble skills, or would you like to learn how to crochet?

Should any of the above information sounds like it might be of interest to you, just turn up at the next meeting -, give me a call on 07943440222, or e-mail me at imnn.waller@sky.com.

Michaela Waller
Vice President


Last updated: 2 June 2017