Monthly Meetings - 2018 Programme of Events
Join us for yet another fun and varied programme throughout 2018. If you have a hobby, interest or know of an exciting speaker that you think we may be able to include in next years programme, please email Wendy on firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Contact Us page. We have been working very hard to plan and book our events and speakers for 2018 and our programme is now complete and shown below:
15th January 2018
For our first meeting of the year, we look forward to welcoming award winning Shari Royle, an Inspirational & Motivational speaker with a real difference. Shari a former Cheshire Woman of The Year, is ambassador for and involved with, a number of charities including Facing The World and The British Association of Skin Camouflage. At the age of 20, Shari had the whole world at her feet, and was on her way to a successful career in advertising when one August Bank holiday a twist of fate changed her life forever when she was involved in an horrific car crash.
Shari is often referred to as a force of nature, she is warm, infectious and believes there are no boundaries to success that cannot be overcome and that life is full of opportunities. Her talks are always thought provoking and always delivered with emotion and humour!
12th February 2018 Jodrell Bank and Wilmslow Wells for Africa
Following on from the fascinating evening that several of our members enjoyed recently, Dr Althea Wilkinson, has been invited to come and speak to us about her research work at Jodrell Bank which centres around e-MERLIN, an array of 7 radio telescopes connected to a central correlator at JB Observatory.
We also look forward to a talk from Jenny Gibbs from Wilmslow Wells for Africa, a direct action charity that provides wells, pumps, dams and water collection equipment in drought-stricken areas of Africa and a charity which many of you will have baked cakes for or attended their fundraising souperdays
19th March 2018 Kerry Leigh - Comedian
Kerry Leigh, who writes all her own comedy material and does all her own washing (!), will be entertaining us this evening in her very own unique way. Guaranteed to build an instant rapport with her audience, she is quick-witted and quirky. Prepared to be shocked!
16th April 2018 Hats by Bronwen
Bronwen Simpson makes hats in Stockport Old Town, and as a curator for Stockport Museums, she displays many of them at Hat Works Museum. She has worked with milliners on projects such as Making Headway as well as the recent HATstock festival in Stockport and so we look forward to hearing all about her work and love of hats.
21st May 2018 Blood Bikes
The talk this evening, given by two volunteers from Blood Bikes, who will be explaining about the work of Blood Bikes Manchester, an emergency volunteer service formed in 2012 by a group of guys who wanted to put their passion for motorcycles to good use. They now serve the majority of our region's hospitals and hospices, delivering batches of blood every weekday night and throughout the weekend.
18th June 2018 The Mustard Seed Florist
Kate, from the Mustard Seed Florist in Macclesfield will be demonstrating how to create some wonderful flower arrangements this evening. She will reveal the theme of her evening nearer the time.
16th July 2017 Wilmslow Animal Sanctuary
The Animal Sanctuary, Wilmslow is run by the Humane Education Society and it aims to educate young people and adults in animal care and welfare to create a more compassionate attitude to all animals. They also operate an active re-homing programme for a wide variety of animals and a sanctuary for very elderly or unwell animals. We look forward to welcoming Sarah Diggle who will be telling us more about this worthwhile charity.
17th September 2018 Drugs - Crime and Consequences
PC Jane Commins is a Youth Engagement Office for Cheshire Police who deals with crime and consequences, risk taking behaviour and drug and alcohol awareness. She will give us a very enlightening talk about how the police aim to tackle the rising drug culture.
15th October 2018 Animals Behaving Badly
Dr Michael Leach, wildlife author and photographer, gave us a wonderful description of his life as a wildlife photographer back in 2016 and by popular request, he will be back this month. Tonight he will be explaining that it's not only humans that develop bad habits, animals often learn to cut corners and pick up some truly surprising behaviour along the way. All will be revealed about drunken monkeys, psychotic magpies, phobic ostriches and delinquent coots!
19th November 2018 Annual Meeting
As well as the formal business of the meeting, there will be lots of other activities taking place which we hope will include a bake off as well as the ever popular stalls selling goods produced by our own members. Watch this space for further details.
This meeting will be for members only.
10th December 2018 (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE, THIS IS THE 2nd MONDAY IN DECEMBER) Xmas Party
Our Annual Christmas Party this year will have a tropical theme. Delights to look forward to include a Samba band, a welcome cocktail, wine and a 2 course tropical dinner. As usual there will be a Secret Santa and our fantastic hampers to win. Tickets are now on sale priced at just £6. Dress code, bright and cheerful, members only.