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

Lawn Bowls and Pimm's

This month it's Lawn Bowls taught by our lovely venue experts and they'll be Pimm's to get us in the mood

As this is an outdoor activity and as the nights are already drawing in, we will start at the earlier time of 7pm so there is enough time on the bowling green before the light fades. (This is a one-off so don't panic - it won't be happening regularly.) 

We'll still be doing the usual WI business after the second lot of bowling, but never fear, we'll keep you occupied if you're not bowling with plenty of social time and some Pimm's provided for you all!* We'll also get to show off the glorious new Glos Rd WI bunting! 

It is advisable to come at 7pm (or just before) so that you ensure a place. If everyone turns up at 7.45- 8pm then I'm afraid you run the risk of not getting a place on the green.

Our rainy day contingency is a skittles match (limited space!) with some social time and pub-type quiz!

* non-alcoholic alternative provided!

An update on our projects and celebrations for the centenary.

100 Random Acts of Kindness

Let us know what you have done this month 

If you didn't pick up one of the cards at the last meeting, you can now print it out here: Random Act of Kindness.pdf

Please fill it out and bring it along to the meeting and we can start putting our wall together.

Centenary National Fair 

Harrogate 3rd-6th September

If you are interested is going along to this you can book tickets via the show's website: 

Arts & Crafts Exhibition

M-Shed, 19th-20th September 2015

Arts & crafts Exhibition of members' work (including members from Glos Rd WI), Â£5 Entry (£4 WI members). See the best craft the WI has to offer!

Our new website is now live!

Let us know your thoughts and any feedback

Gloucester Rd WI Website.
We will continue to update the content and images every month with full details of all our news so please regularly take a look!


India's Skydive

Our founding member India Rabey will be jumping out of a plane this year, risking life and limb and all in aid of this year's charity, Mothers for Mothers. You can sponsor her here:

n.b the photo isn't actually India, she might not be smiling so much when she jumps!

Grow-Off & Bake-Off

Looking ahead to our September meeting, the grow-off and bake-off categories for this year are:

  • Sandwich/sponge cake
  • Biscuits
  • Traybake
  • Iced celebration cake
  • Bread (loaves, rolls, buns)
  • Pies
  • Best in Show

Grow-off, made with home grown or foraged ingredients:

  • Jams
  • Chutneys
  • Home brew
  • Floral arrangement
  • 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
  • Best in Show
More info about our September Meeting

Members' Market

Stall/spaces will be available at the October meeting

Members can have a stall/space for free and non-members pay £25 with proceeds going to Mothers For Mothers. Get in touch if you'd like one.

More info about our October Meeting

Bring your Bras!

It's ok we won't be burning them!

Please bring along any unwanted bras to the next meeting as the Avon Federation are collecting them to raise funds for the Great Western Air Ambulance.

Last Month's Meeting

This evening we heard from Lucienne Boyce about the Bristol Suffragettes

She gave an inspiring talk, highlighting how hard the suffragettes fought in their struggle to win the vote for women in this country, and explaining why their tactics became increasingly militant.

We also began putting together our wall of Inspirational women.

The full July review is available to view on the website

Dates for
your diary:

Sign up at the meeting. Members only.

18 Aug: Monthly meeting – Lawn Bowls and Pimms

1 Sep: Knit & Stich – 8.00pm The Flyer

9 Sep: Book Club  â€“ 7.00pm for food, start at 7.30pm
The Flyer
This month's book is: The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Events & activities with Avon Federation here for any member.

Membership & Visitors

Membership for 2015 is now full, if you would like to go on our waiting list please contact us via email. 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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