News from our WI Centenary Garden
After the decimation of our apple and rose trees by alder beetle and drought conditions during the Spring it wasn't looking good for our garden earlier in the year BUT we do have apples on the tree, rose buds developing and the beetles have gone........presumably to the alders!
The blackcurrant bush has produced more fruit than ever before and the crop has been harvested and turned into jam!
We are a lively, interested and interesting group of ladies that now meet at The Methodist Church, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR
on the third Monday evening each month.
Visitors are welcome but we would appreciate you emailing the President, Donna Johnstone at email@example.com in advance if you would like to attend as spaces may be limited.
Just Click here for more details about our monthly meetings, events, meeting minutes and activities.
Results of voting for the NFWI Resolutions:
1. A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration - 25
2. Female crash test dummies - 7 votes
3. End modern slavery - 22 votes
4. Time to talk about death and dying - 4 votes
5. Protect our precious helium - 7 votes
Our next Monthly Meeting will be on September 21st and will also be a Zoom Meeting. more details to follow.
Saturday 27th June onwards
VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR
The launch of the Garden Tour for Wilmslow Wells for Africa can be accessed by following www.wilmslowwells.org
There will be a virtual tour of 17 gardens available, each one focusing on a feature which is new or which the Gardener is particularly pleased with this year. If you wish to make a contribution after viewing the gardens there is a link on the Webpage to do so. With thunderstorms forecast this may be an ideal way to see the gardens this year and I know some members are intending to watch them simultaneously so they can chat about them later.
They will be available on the website for some time after Saturday but don't leave it too late!
TO BE HELD EACH WEDNESDAY
AT 3 p.m.
Jane Rawlings is hosting this meeting which is open to all members. If you are not a regular member you will need to email or phone her in order to be invited and receive the Zoom ID and Password. Then you can show us what you are making or just join in our chatter.
Available from 21st July- A Walking Quiz
based in Macclesfield town available to be done either as a family, or as a small group/bubble. It is derived from one of the ‘Treasure Trails’ – lasts approximately 2 hours, covers just over 4 miles, and you descend 108 steps. It is suitable for 6 years and over (with adult help) and you see parts of Macclesfield, and beautiful Victorian and pre-war buildings that you may not have seen before. There are several green spaces in which to picnic.
WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY
NECG Gardening Get together 29/7/20 7pm for 7:30 - Zoom Meeting
Please ask if you have not received the link and wish to join in with this. An opportunity to share queries about your plants or photos of your proudest achievement. There will be a specialist on compost on hand and our climate ambassadors who can advise on making the garden more carbon neutral.
We hope this will be of interest to our novice and experienced gardeners to share our knowledge and learn.
BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST
Synopsis: There was probably only one person who could make Sarah Barcant, successful prosecutor, leave New York and return home to Smitsrivier, the small town in South Africa she left years before. Ben. her lawyer mentor and inspiration; the man who encouraged her to get out and know the world now needs her back, to help him with one last case, part of the Truth Commission. In the back of a van, handcuffed, Dirk Hendrickes is being driven to the police station where once he was proud to call himself deputy. Later, down the same hot, dry road, will come Alex Mpondo, alternating between cursing Dirk and feeling sick at the idea of facing him, his torturer. And in Smitsrivier: James Sizela, who has passed years waiting for the moment when the man he is certain killed his son, will be forced to tell where the body lies. The people who are about to meet their pasts will not experience the real truth-telling in the court room, at the public show. The real truth will be felt offstage...
This book discussion will be led by Donna and Dot.
ADVANCE NOTICE OF BOOK CLUB CHOICES::
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH - "THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS" BY LISA JEWELL CHOSEN AND LED BY ROSIE READ
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8TH - "A HALF BAKED IDEA" BY OLIVIA POTTS WHO SPOKE AT OUR APRIL MEETING. THIS BOOK HAS JUST WON THE FORTNAM AND MASON PRIZE FOR THE BEST DEBUT NOVEL AND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK IN JULY. LED BY JENNIE PALIN
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12TH "GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER" BY BERNARDINE EVARISTO LED BY ANN THOMPSON.
PLEASE CONTACT DONNA WHO IS HOSTING THIS MEETING IF YOU WISH TO BE INVITED. OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS.