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Contact: Margaret Beddard

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The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Shareshill W.I. enjoys a wide range of activities and as well as our regular monthly meetings, we currently have a wide variety of clubs: a very successful darts team, walking club and an active craft class, and are always looking to expand our activities. So if you are looking for friendship and looking for fun then come along and join us at Shareshill WI.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month at Shareshill Village Hall at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome; we look forward to seeing you.

Members on march 2017 visit to the Houses of Parliament



President: Margaret Beddard,
Secretary: Sue Davidson,
Treasurer: Ann Shutt,
Committee: Cheryl Millward, Pauline Sawbridge, Judy Nugent, Julie Cornfield,
Sue Perks and Lynn Ruffelle


GROUPS


Eating Out Group1st Tuesday of the month
Venue announced at WI meetings


Theatre Group Visits announced at WI meetings

For more information on groups contact Your WI President or Secretary




This Year's Meetings and Events


20th April 2017 A.G.M. Cheese & Wine
Tea Rota: V Lloyd, V Rushton, A Roche

18th May 2017 Resolutions Discussions
“So, do you think you could make a hat?” Kerry Kenman
Tea Rota: J Webb, S Mac Gregor A Parton

15th June 2017 Garden Design by Andi Way
Tea Rota: Myrna Williams, W Jennings, R Lynk

20th July 2017 Gravel pit to nature reserve.
RSPB Middleton Lakes by Chris Edwards
Tea Rota: C Knight, J Hammond, P Katz

17th August 2017 Summer Saunter
followed by The Greyhound, Burston


21st September 2017 Bowling Evening Bring a friend.
Tea Rota: M Thompson, A Bumford, M Whitbrook

19th October 2017 “Chocolate Talk”
from Nova Chocolates
Jackie Smith.
Tea Rota: M Birch, A Bandurak, J Stuart.

16th November 2017 Our “Have a Go Evening”
Tea Rota: C Hood, A Legg, S Reader

14th December 2017 Christmas Party

18th January 2018 Members Evening
Tea Rota: E Barker, R Richards, B Williams,

15th February 2018 Vintage Tea Party.
Tea Rota: T Logan, S Winfield, M Taylor

15th March 2018 Climate Change, Recycling
“ What’s it got to do with me? ”

Tea Rota: M Kinsey, J Round, N Perkins

19th April 2018 A.G.M.
Cheese & Wine & much, much more!
Tea Rota: V Lloyd, V Rushton, A Roche



May 2017 - Group on the Orient Express !

36 Members and friends of Shareshill WI had a wonderful trip on the Northern Belle (Orient Express) at the end of May, almost filling the carriage called Chatsworth. Leaving Birmingham International Station at 6.00 am we journeyed to Northumberland enjoying a superb Brunch with Bellini on the way.
We then spent 4 hours under cloudlesss blue skies exploring the Castle and glorious Gardens at Alnwick Castle - home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland - returning to the train in time to enjoy a sumptuous 5 course dinner with champagne and wine, served by the lovely Emma and her cheerful colleagues. A truly fabulous day out thanks to members Sue Perks and Lynn Ruffelle for organising the trip and Rose Lynk and Cheryl Millward for arranging transport to get us to Birmingham international at the crack of dawn!!


Some highlights from 2016
Guest Speaker

Our local Member of Parliament the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson came to our meeting in July 2016 and gave us a very informative, entertaining and amusing account of his time in Westminster as a Parliamentary Private Secretary - for the last three years in the service of the Prime Minister.
Gavin was very happy to answer members questions and took part in our social time when photographs were taken of members entries for WI's National competition of "Hanging Braskets" ending the evening on a very happy note.

Gavin is now the government's Chief Whip.

Shareshill W.I.'s Nativity with a Difference


On 8th December 2016 we presented a "Nativity with a Difference" at Shareshill Church.
It was a lovely occasion - standing room only at the Church and a very appreciative audience. Thanks to Sue Davidson whose idea it was - for guiding us, bullying us and making sure we got it right on the night.
Thank you to the cast (so many hidden talents here - Judy as Angel Gabriel and Chrissie as King Herod to mention a couple!). Thank you to the cast (so many hidden talents here - Judy as Angel Gabriel and Chrissie as King Herod to mention a couple!). Thank you Rev. Sara for your hospitality, help and tolerance at our rehearsals and on the night itself; and also a big thank you to Ann, John and Cheryl for organising refreshments and everyone who supported us making it a night to remember.


Our November 2016 meeting had members making Christmas wreaths under the instruction and guidance of Ann Legg


Summer Saunter 2016

25th August 2016 saw 48 walk 2-5 miles over Cannock Chase from the Glacier Boulder to the Punch Bowl car park. Then ended the evening with a meal at the Greyhound at Burston lovely evening had by all. They looked a bit lost until they found the pub!