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

A Fit & Healthy 2016

New membership sign-up, Vicki Hill, donation to Mothers for Mothers and NFWI Resolutions

Happy new year! This month we have Vicki Hill, local personal trainer and women's fitness guru coming along to chat to us about exercise and nutrition, and to get us doing a few key exercises that we can all do to help us feel fitter and healthier in 2016!

Membership for 2016

It's also time to sign up for 2016 membership. It will be on a first come first serve basis at this meeting, and costs £37.50.

We will open the doors at 7pm, and we'll have several tables set up taking renewals and any brand new members. All members (new and renewals) will need to fill out a membership form to ensure everyone’s details are up to date. If you can please print and fill this out in advance.

Membership Form 2016.pdf

Please pre-prepare your cheque/cash (please bring exact money) and hand it in along with your completed membership form.

If you are renewing but can't make the meeting, you can ask a friend to bring the cheque and membership form along for you in January or you can post it to us: 66 Wessex Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0DB.

NFWI Resolutions

The resolution we put forward – Ban the Microbead has been shortlisted as a potential NFWI campaign! We now all need to vote to get this taken forward to the NFWI 2016 Annual meeting. To vote, you need to submit the form found in your Nov/Dec copy of WI Life (we'll have copies at the meeting). Further details and the full shortlist can be found on the NFWI Resolutions website

Events and Clubs

The Ale Birds

New club starting in January, pub club AKA The Ale Birds who'll be sampling all the best pubs, ale and beer in the area. First stop is The Drapers Arms, Gloucester Road on 28th January. Sign up at the meeting.

Theatre & Cinema Club

If you signed up on the Facebook group to come along to either:
  • Menopause: The Musical @ Bristol Hippodrome - Monday 23 May 2016 @ 19:30 £24
  • Giselle @ Bristol Hippodrome - Saturday 22 October 2016 @ 14:30 £26.50
Please bring your payments to the meeting.

Tea & Tents

Tickets for the amazing Tea & Tents 2016 will go on sale at 10am on Monday 1 February. Further information here

Dinner Club

Next club early March.

Other social events planned for 2016

(Possibly) reviving Wild Women, and other social outings to shows and attractions. Watch this space!


Mothers for Mothers

We'll be presenting a cheque to last year's nominated charity at the meeting, and we'll be hearing a few words from them about the amazing work they do.

Nominated Charity for 2016

Our charity this year, as nominated by members in November, will be Carers Support Centre. We are planning various fundraising events this year, including running our quiz again. More information throughout the year.


We've had feedback from members that cake would go down very nicely at the meetings! So we'll now have cake on sale with the proceeds going to our nominated charity. We do need volunteers to bake so sign-up at the next meeting. And if you fancy bringing any along next week please do - the committee will be very grateful!

Gloucester Road WI Facebook page

This new page is for the general public to 'like' us and to keep in touch with what we are up to. We will still keep our group for members only, but this public page gives us a chance to engage more with the community and the wider WI world online, so head over to the page and give it a 'like' and share to your mates!

Last Month's Meeting

Our Xmas party at Zazu's

Brilliant time had by all! Huge thanks to the committee for organising and to Zazu's for the lovely food. And we raised a brilliant £350 for Caring at Christmas.

Things to remember this month:

Bring your membership payment £37.50 cheque/cash (exact money)

Completed membership form

Wear comfy clothes to practice a few exercises!

Submit your form for the NFWI resolution

Sign-up for making cakes

Payments for theatre tickets

us on Facebook

Dates for
your diary:

13 Jan: Book Club  â€“ 7.30pm
The Flyer 
This month's book is: Us by David Nicholls.

19 Jan: Monthly meeting – New membership and Vicki Hill exercise and nutrition

28 Jan: The Ale Birds: The Drapers Arms

1 Feb: Tea & Tents tickets go on sale.

2 Feb: Knit & Stitch Club  â€“ 8.00pm
The Flyer

Events & activities with Avon Federation here for any member.

Membership & Visitors

Membership is now open for 2016 on a first come first served basis at our January meeting. We do accept a few visitors at our meetings, the cost of which is £4. You can visit up to three times in 1 year.

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