2016

November 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday Dec 8th at 1.15pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall.
The meeting will consist of a fish'n'chip lunch followed by Christmas Celebrations.
Please bring a baby photo of yourself to be used in a guessing game.
Trading Stall: miscellaneous

NOVEMBER MEETING REPORT 2016
The Arts and Crafts Fair at the church hall was a great success and our cake stall made £72.50. We didn't have much left over at the end and what did remain wasn't wasted. As out trip this year to Newmarket Ladies' Day went down so well it was suggested we have another next year, perhaps in company with the Kirton 'Blokes' if they are agreeable. In 2017 the National AGM will be held in Liverpool, a city well worth visiting these days, and Kirton and Falkenham will be supplying a delegate who will represent Levington, Nacton and Bucklesham WIs as well as ourselves. Besides the delegate, anyone else can go along but they must be prepared to pay the price of travel and accommodation; the delegate goes free. As announced above our meeting next month will start early at 1.15pm as we are going to partake of a fish'n'chip lunch before we get down to the Christmas high jinks. Another meal is also on the cards for 16th February 2017 when it has been suggested we go to the Ferryboat Inn at Felixstowe Ferry.
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October 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday Nov 10th at 2.00pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall.
AGM followed by speaker: Felicity Kaplan
Subject: Transcendental Meditation.
Competition: Short sentence on 'How I like to relax'.
Trading Stall: miscellaneous

If you're new to the village, are of the feminine gender, and are wondering how you can become part of this new community you're entering why not join the Kirton and Falkenham Women's Institute. We're a lively bunch, have been growing recently and are always looking for new members of all ages. We meet every second Thursday of the month at 2pm in the village hall. Here we are entertained by a variety of speakers on subjects ranging from Suffolk Murders to Costume Design to Transcendental Meditation (see above). Those are just examples taken from this year's programme. There are always eats provided on a rota basis by members.
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August 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday Sept 8th at 2.00pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall.
Speaker: Pauline Baker
Subject: Frock Horror – Confessions of a costume designer.
Competition: Photo of your own frock horror.
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June 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday July 14th at 2.00pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall.
Speaker: Dr Stephen Ashworth, University of East Anglia
Subject: Kitchen Chemistry – talk and demonstration.
Competition: An Old Kitchen Utensil
Trading Stall: miscellaneous

JUNE REPORT 2016
On June 9th a lady should have been coming to speak to us about the charity Debra (www.debra.org.uk). Unfortunately, on the morning of the meeting she phoned to say her car had broken down so she would not be able to make it. This meant that, for the second time in just a few months, we found ourselves without a speaker. Fortunately Edna knew something about the subject of the proposed talk and so was able to give us a short summary while, for the purpose of this write-up, I've also done a little research. Read More...

April 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday May 12th at 2.00pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall.
There will be a discussion and vote on the resolutions to go before the National AGM followed by games
No competition
Trading Stall: miscellaneous

APRIL REPORT 2016
I hope everyone will take a look at the advert for our trip to Newmarket's Ladies' Day on the 7th July which will be found elsewhere in this review. We are hoping to fill a full-sized coach and therefore, if you would like to join us, - men, women and children are all welcome, - we would be very happy.
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March 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday April 14th at 2.00pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall – visitors welcome.
Speaker: Mark Mower
Subject: Suffolk Murders
Competition: An appreciation of a favourite 'Who-done-it' novel or thriller
Trading Stall: miscellaneous

MARCH REPORT 2016
On March 5th Kirton and Falkenham WI did its bit for the 'Clean For The Queen' campaign, an attempt to get the country into a fit state to celebrate our monarch's ninetieth birthday which takes place on twenty first of April. The nine diligent litter pickers started work in Park Lane and then moved on to Back Road. Before they reached Guston Gardens and it had started to rain they had managed to fill twelve sacks with rubbish.
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January 2016

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM WI

Next meeting: Thursday February 11th at 2.00pm in Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall.
Speaker: Gilly Bursnoll
Subject: Painting on flower pots
Competition: Best three attempts at painted pots
Trading Stall: miscellaneous

JANUARY MEETING REPORT 2016
This is the time of year when we start planning our activities for the coming twelve months. Two outings are already in the pipeline: next week we are going as a group to have lunch at the Newbourne Fox, then in the summer we are arranging a trip to the Newmarket races on Ladies Day (no apostrophe you'll notice – where's the Apostrophe Preservation Society when you need them!). The date is the 7th July and we're hoping to fill a coach. If this is not possible then non-members will be welcome to join us at £35 a throw.
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