Pakenham WI News - September 2016

Pakenham WI

September 8th 2016 – Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses.
WI Meeting 20160908Another brilliant evening at Pakenham WI, we were delighted to welcome several guests and even more delighted to sign up another new member, welcome aboard Val. Our speaker Jason Salisbury gave us a humorous and interesting look into his life and his cheese making story. This delightful gentleman totally captivated his audience for nearly an hour, apart from laughs and giggles at his humour not a sound could be heard. His, was a story of true passion for all things dairy, and an example to all that so much could be achieved by determination and hard work. After the talk the tasting began of his 3 varieties of Suffolk cheeses, it was superb. We will have the opportunity to see his premises and cheese making processes in the Spring, when we take up the offer of his kind invitation.
The tea team were Julie, Lisa and Doreen, great eats girls, thank you.

September 21st 2016 – The Royal Chelsea Pensioners Trip.
It’s a crack of dawn, 7.30am take off for London. After a coffee and shopping spree in Covent Garden we are Chelsea Hospital bound for lunch. We have then been invited on a tour of the home and grounds, culminating in a spot more retail therapy in the gift shop.

October 3rd – 7th 2016 – Invitation to 10 Downing Street.
We await confirmation of our impending visit during this week.

October 6th 2016 – Tai Chi.
Members are given the opportunity to sample the art of Tai Chi in the village hall

October 13th 2016 – Beads For A Better Life.
Alison Brain is our guest for the evening, to tell the amazing story of the vulnerable women of Kampala who make and sell beads to improve the lives of Ugandan orphans. Everybody welcome to hear this heart rendering story.

October 19th 2016 – The Annual Group Meeting.
Pakenham WI are the host institute this year for the seven institutes in our group to have the opportunity to spend the evening together to swap news and information of all that has happened in our WI year. Our theme this year is The Role of Women in the Armed Forces, specifically fighting on the frontline.

October 22nd 2016 – The Autumn Jumble Sale.
It does not seem five minutes since last year’s event. Thanks to your generosity we raised over £500.00 for our funds. This has enabled us to give our members the very best of speakers, outings and events this year. We look forward to your continued support and generous donations.

12th November 2016 – The BBC Good Food Show at Olympia
3rd December 2016 – A Christmas Shop till you drop in Norwich
10th February 2017 – One Night With Collabro at The Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Mary S Kirby