Oh dear, I’m all last minute again – life and bad health are really scuppering me at the moment.
This month professional baker Mike Armstrong will be teaching us how to bake bread. Several lucky volunteers will get a chance at kneading and there will be freshly baked bread to try at the end. Plus we’ll all get a recipe sheet and some fresh yeast so that we can have a go at home later. Mike has done this demo with several other local WI’s and they’ve all raved about it, so I’m sure we’re in for a huge treat.
An extra-special Hebden Bridge WI thank you to La Perla, who solved a crisis by agreeing to let us borrow their ovens for the night!
The meeting is on Monday 16th November and will be starting at 7.30pm sharp with the bread-making demonstration, so that there is enough time for the bread to bake. So please be on time if possible.
As usual, guests are welcome to attend for £3.
Book group is at the usual time and place: 7.30pm in Old Gate pub on Monday 23rd November. Bring books to talk about and swap.
Some of us are going to see Anne Boleyn at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on Mon 30th Nov. Our social secretary, Karen Cunningham has already bought the tickets but there are still some available from the theatre if you’d like to buy your own and meet us there. If you’ve ordered a ticket from Karen, please pay at Monday’s meeting.
This year HBWI will be taking part in the annual Tree Decorating Event at Hope Baptist Church on 5th-6th December. We’ll be decorating our tree in the WI (and suffragette!) colours of purple, white and green to celebrate our centenary.
Karen Cunningham and Miriam O’Keefe have organised two workshops to make the decorations. The sessions are at Ribbon Circus on Sunday 29th November from 2-4pm and Tuesday 01 December from 7-9pm. These sessions are free to HBWI members but please book so we know the numbers. You don’t need to be crafty to take part, just able to do a bit of glueing.
Unfortunately the WI subscriptions will be going up slightly in January to £37.50. This is set at National level and we have no control over it. To ensure membership remains the best option, we will be raising our visitor price to £4 from January.
I know it’s a lot of money to find just after Christmas but the HBWI committee strongly believes that membership still provides fantastic value. If you average it out across the whole year, it works out at only £3.12 per meeting and that doesn’t include all the extras we provide such as our sub-groups and of course, all the wonderful cake!
We’ve got a truly excellent programme coming up next year that we’re very excited about; so we hope this slight price increase won’t put you off and you’ll all be re-joining January.
December’s meeting on Monday 21st December is our usual Christmas party, please bring food to share and we’ll provide the drink.
I hope to see you tomorrow or in December…