DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
2nd Thursday of the month
The Albert, Cowdray Avenue
The Women's Institute Girls meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 19:30 to 21:30 currently at The Kingsland Church, Lexden, Colchester.
Meetings start at 19:30, although, the room is usually open 10/15 minutes earlier. This is the perfect opportunity to grab a seat and catch up with your WIGs friends or get to know some new people. Every meeting begins with a few words from our President and an introduction to the speaker.
Speakers vary every month but could be an interesting talk from a visitor, a practical demonstration on flower arranging, a singing workshop or a dance class. For more information on speakers for 2022 please see below.
After the speaker we share any notices and updates, then have refreshments, usually involving cake! We then have some social time. Sometimes this might be a quiz, making something such as bird feeders or just a chance to wander around the room and meet some new faces or catch up with friends.
The meeting ends at around 21:00 often with a draw for the raffle. Most nights you'll find groups of WIGs chatting away as they head through the car park!
Non-members are always welcome at our monthly meetings for a recommended donation of £5.00.
Craft Club takes place at The Albert, Cowdray Avenue and is run by Julie Peck and Karen Bartlett. A small charge may be made for materials.
KNIT & STITCH
2nd Tuesday of the month
Rose & Crown, East Hill
Knit & Stitch takes place at the Rose & Crown, East Hill and is run by Adrienne Fauser. Feel free to bring along your own knitting/
sewing/cross-stitch etc project to work on, or contact Adrienne to see what group projects are currently ongoing.
4th Friday of the month
January - New Year New Start
The January meeting was dedicated to getting 2022 off to a positive start.
This included a talk by the charity we are supporting this year, The Medical Detection Dogs. Then we listened to Grace Darke explaining all the ways we can help the environment by saving water around the home. Finally there was an opportunity to create positive message stones to take home.
February 2nd - 7:30pm - Kingsland Church, CO3 9DW
Colchester Zoo Conservation
This month Andy Moore will be talking to us about Colchester Zoo’s history and its modern day role, along with the work of its charitable arm, Action for the Wild.
After refreshments we will be decorating 'collecting jars' for loose change in support of our charity of the year, The Medical Detection Dogs.
This month will be a red 'themed' evening as this is the colour of the charity, so please join us for what promises to be an interesting evening wearing something red to show your support.
Visitors are very welcome and pay £5 which includes refreshments. Please contact us for more details.
March 2nd - talk by Breast Cancer charity
April 6th - renewal month - get to know your WI activities
May 4th - AGM and talk by Perrywoods garden centre
Supper Club hosted by Angela Taylor visits a different restaurant in Colchester each month. This is a great chance to sample local restaurants and have a chat with other members of the WIGs. Restaurants will be chosen that cater for a variety of dietary requirements.
2nd Saturday/Sunday of the month
The Walking Group is run by Lisa Lucas and takes place on the 2nd Saturday or Sunday of the month. Short walks, long walks, coast, town or countryside. Usually finishing in a cafe or pub for a reviving cuppa or drink!
3rd/4th Sunday of the month
The only sub group open to members and non members alike, the Sunday Social is the perfect opportunity to meet with friends over coffee and a cake. Taking place at various coffee shops across Colchester and surrounding areas, the group is run by Annie Engle.