October 19th 2016 – The Special British Forces Group Meeting
Our neighbouring 7 institutes joined us for the evening to hear Sqn Ldr Paula Willmott talk on her life as a woman in The Royal Airforce. The evening started with wine and the most delicious array of finger food. A quartet from the RAF Honington band played half an hour of introductory music culminating in a beautiful rendition of the WI anthem Jerusalem. After a quick business interlude Paula gave us a rare insight into her ongoing career in a predominately man’s world.Her experiences included the Iraq War, the disbandment of the Harrier jump jet and the auctioning off of the beautiful Vulcan’s parts. This delightful young woman held a large audience silent and captive for over an hour, an absolute inspiration to women of all ages.
My grateful thanks as ever go to my fabulous team for their hard work and support, which enabled us to produce such a highly professional and enjoyable evening.
October 22nd 2016 – The Autumn Jumble Sale
Another highly successful fund-raiser for our institute, the proceeds will enable us to continue the high standard of speakers and events for our members. Thank you to every one who donated and supported us so admirably.
November 10th 2016 – My Trek Across Cambodia
The delightful BSE vet Alex Wyllie joined us for the evening to tell her remarkable story of a recent McMillan fund raising trek across Cambodia in memory of her boyfriend.
The Tea Team were Ros, Teresa and Pat, great eats ladies thank you.
November 12th 2016 – The BBC Good Food Show
A full coach of girls enjoyed a marvellous food shop day at Olympia, sampling and tasting every type of food and drink known to man. We ended our visit to the show in the Super theatre watching a three course demonstration by Tom Kerridge. An excellent day organised by our outings super star Tracy, thanks Tracy great job.
November 26th 2016 – Countdown to Christmas
Pakenham WI members are providing a cake and savoury stall
DECEMBER 3rd 2016 – CHRISTMAS SHOP
For this year’s Christmas till you drop experience we head off to Norwich, calling at Thetford Garden Centre on the return journey.
December 8th 2016 – Annual Christmas Dinner
We look forward to one of Andrea’s fabulous Christmas Dinners, plenty of excellent wine, good company and our favourite entertainers The Caverners.
December 10th 2016 - Flick’s Farewell Party at The Fox
We are delighted to be providing the food nibbles at Pakenham’s farewell and thanks to our retired postman Flick (Robert Flack). Everyone welcome at The Fox at midday.
December 17th 2016 – The Senior Citizen’s Christmas Dinner
The Bassey Girls make their Pakenham stage debut to provide sensational entertainment after this years dinner !!!!!!
January 12th 2017 – Social Evening
We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year . Very special thanks and seasonal greetings to Ann and Chris for all the marvellous publicity you have given us over all our 2016 events.
After the hectic schedule prior to Christmas we start the new year with a relaxing social evening. We start with a Tracy ( Speilberg ) Martin annual slide show spectacular, followed by the much acclaimed John Culley quiz.
Mary S Kirby