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

Bake-off & Grow-off

Comedy vegetables at the ready! Time for our annual competition so get picking that harvest, baking and foraging



Please bring cakes ready to display, with a label and please mark clearly if cakes contain nuts and/or are free-from (dairy, wheat, gluten, etc). Categories this year are:
  • Sandwich/ sponge cake
  • Biscuits
  • Traybake
  • Bread
  • Cupcakes
  • the winners of each category go up for Best in Show
By paying £1 (proceeds to The Hive) you'll get 5 votes for your favourites plus you'll get a chance to try!


Made with home grown or foraged ingredients:
  • Jams
  • Chutneys
  • Home brew
  • Floral arrangement (hand-picked)
  • Largest fruit or vegetable of its kind
  • Small but perfectly formed
  • Most humorously shaped fruit or vegetable
  • Best example of any 3 fruit or vegetable
  • ...and of course Best in Show.
Entries will be judged by St Andrew's Bowling club and Liz from The Hive. All winners receive one of our lovely rosettes.

Liz will also be talking about all the great work they do at The Hive – and how our money we have raised is going to help. 


The Big Charity Quiz Night

The quiz night this year will be the 6th October, tickets cost £10 and include a choice of four main meals and your quiz entry. Don't worry if you don't have a team, just come along and we can make a team up on the night. Partners, friends, family all welcome. Raffle and ticket purchases all in aid of this year's charity The Hive. Tickets on sale at the next meeting.

The enamel badges are here!

Laura's winning design is made up and will have these on sale at the next meeting exclusively for members at £5 each, bring your cash!

Cakes & Bakes at Meetings This is going really well but please don't forget to keep signing up and buying them on the night!

Clubs & Events

Wild Women

We may have a volunteer to head up Wild Women, watch this space. In the meantime please let us know if you have any suggestions for sessions.

WI News


If you have an idea for a future resolution you'd like to put forward for the next resolution cycle please let us know and we can send it off to the federation and NFWI. 

Community News


One of our members has kindly volunteered to start collecting items for foodbanks at our meetings. Please bring along your donations of non-perishable items and toiletries.

Looking Ahead

Committee for 2017/2018

Want to get involved in the committee? We have a few people leaving us this year :( so we'll be looking to fill at least the following roles:

  • Secretary writes up minutes, postal correspondence and Avon/National relations.
  • Membership Secretary maintains the membership database, keeps track of membership levels and attendance at meetings.
  • Online Manager updates the website, writes this newsletter, maintains the facebook membership and looks after twitter. (This role could be split)
  • Or we can find a role to suit you!

We only meet for no more than one extra meeting per month and there's always cake and drink involved! You'll also have chance to help devise next year's programme, suggest events, put forward campaigns and get involved in a really great dynamic bunch of women! So please get in touch if you think you can help.

Gin Tasting - September Meeting

Just a reminder, we are sorry but we won't be able to accept visitors at this meeting.

Last month

Summer Festival

Details of what we got up to can be found on our website review

Things to remember this month:

Bring your bakes and grow-off entries

Buy Big Charity Quiz Tickets

Bring £5 for an enamel badge

Please keep signing up to make cakes for meetings

Anyone have raffle prizes to donate?

Dates for
your diary:

15 Aug: Monthly meeting, Bake and grow-off

5 Sep: Knit & Stitch
8pm, Bristol Flyer

6 Sep: Book group
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Girl Who Lied by S Fortin
8pm, Bristol Flyer

6th Oct: Big Charity Quiz
The Station Kitchen

Events & activities with Avon Federation here for any member

In between monthly updates please check our events page

Membership & Visitors

We still have a few spaces left for 2017 and we do accept a few visitors at our meetings, which costs £4. You can visit up to three times in 1 year. 

Check our website for further information about Being a member

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