May 2023 newsletter

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Golly, almost May already and nearly half way through 2023. I do hope it warms up a bit soon. 
We were thrilled to welcome several new ladies last month. Pat and Beryl who both want to join us and Monica and Jean who came as visitors and were very welcome. We hope you all took a box made by the craft-
group home and made yourself a cup of tea.

We did ask you at the last meeting about singing ‘Jerusalem’ at the start of every meeting and will do a proper count at the next meeting when you have had time to think about it. It seems we are very much in the minority in singing it at the start of our meetings.

The first of the re-formed Jubilee Group’s meetings went off well. Polly Vasher amazed us all with her zest for adventure and funny stories. Well done to Val who did a grand job hosting.

Programme 2023/24: Copies are available. Next meeting 9 May not 6 May as printed. 
Sunday 30 April – Coffee Club meeting Café Aroma 2pm onwards. (Note this is instead of 7 May).
Friday 28 April 2pm Northcourt Centre – Craft Group – Liberty necklaces with Sheila.
Friday 19 May 2pm May Northcourt Centre – Felting with Kate
Art Group: Continue to meet every 2nd and 4th Monday morning of the month in the Morgan Room, Northcourt Centre. Interested? Contact Viv Lowe.
Lunch Club-  Next lunch arranged for Wednesday 17 May at the Spread Eagle pub, Northcourt Road.Contact
Pauline Claridge if interested.
Next monthly meeting Tuesday 9 May – John Crowley, one of the Abingdon Town Criers will appear in all his
regalia. Hopefully he will not need the microphone. There will be a special cake and refreshments available. We hope to celebrate the new king with input from Liz Sims. If you feel like making a crown at home please do.

The chosen national WI Resolution about clean rivers will be discussed and voted on. An Abingdon Evening WI member will take our vote to be discussed at the National Federation of WI’s annual meeting in Cardiff on 25 May.

August Outing: There is a change of plan. Several suggestions have been mooted, but please feel free to email me if you have an idea and we can add it to the other suggestions.

Take care and all the best, Trine

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