Here's what's happening this month at Gloucester Rd WI

September 2019

Bangra Drumming

This month we are back at our usual venue for a Bangra drumming workshop.

Meet at St. Andrew's Bowling Club, Derby Road from 7.30pm.

Please be aware this is going to be a noisy session as we'll be hearing a demo and having a go with the drums.


Dates for your Diary

17 Sep: Monthly Meeting, Bangra Drumming Workshop

15 Oct: Monthly Meeting, AGM and deadline for 'Get Creative – Celebrate Women!' competition

15 Nov: Charity Quiz, Alchemy

Things to Remember

Please bring cake!

Start thinking about completing your Denman competition entry

Do you want to join the committee?

Bring cash for charity quiz tickets (£5 per ticket, teams of 4)

Do you have ideas for next year's programme?

Get Creative – Celebrate Women!

Only 1 month to go! Let us know how you are getting on!

We’ve revamped our competition to win a Denman Bursary.  We want you to celebrate women in any way you like. So it could be about yourself or any woman - family, colleague, famous woman – who inspires you.

So get your creative hats on. You could write a poem, or a short story, or perhaps create a painting or photograph. There are no fixed categories so feel free to use any other imaginative craft you can think of. Let's see how creative our WI can be!

We have three prizes: First prize is £200 and two follow up prizes of £100 for you to spend on a course at Denman. The deadline is the October meeting for judging, with the winners being announced at the quiz in November.

Looking Ahead

Fancy Joining the Committee for 2020?

Many of us already on the committee will be continuing however we do have two very important roles to fill!

President - Ali will be stepping down for next year as WI rules state you can only be in the role for 3 years. If you really want to have a say in how our WI is run then please consider this role. Even if you haven't been on the committee before there's plenty of us who know the ropes to help. 

Secretary/Membership Secretary - Jess is stepping down as membership secretary and Liz is still away recovering from her accident so we do need to fill these roles. This job can be shared and we already have quite a few helping hands on the committee covering for Liz.

Even if you don't fancy the president or secretary role we are always in need of helping hands so please let us know if you are interested.

The committee meet once a month (and it usually involves wine, cheese and cake) so it's just one extra meeting per month. If you are interested please come and speak to one of the current committee members or email us on


Charity Nomination for 2019

Thank you for everyone who nominated a charity, we have chosen 1625 Independent People as our charity for 2019.

If anyone has a specific ideas for campaigning or fundraising to help this charity please let the committee know.

Charity Quiz 15th November

Please bring cash along this month to buy tickets to the quiz. Tickets are £5 per person and there will be teams of four. Even if you are not in a team please come along and we can make teams up on the night. Please note spaces are limited this year so get your tickets early!

Cakes and Bakes at Meetings

Cake sales are going well this year and we are almost halfway towards our target of £200.

New Members

Coming along for the first time this month?

You are very welcome, we still have places available for new members or come along as a visitor. If you want to sign-up please bring your completed membership form and payment.

Came along last month for the first time?

If you have any questions or don't know anyone, let us know and we can put you with a buddy to show you the ropes.

Last Month

Macramé at The Annexe Inn!

Find out more on our website
Our 2019 programme


If you’d like to join our vibrant and active WI, membership for 2019 is £42.00.  We do accept visitors at our meetings, which costs £5. Find out more about being a member

To find out more about the WI and what membership gets you, visit the national website.

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