After an interesting 2016 – in so many ways – I thought I would write to wish everyone a Happy New Year and let you know what EEWI have lined up for January.
17th January Meeting – ‘From Copses to Corpses’. Sophie Churchill, OBE PhD FICFor, will be speaking to us, she has worked in forestry for many years and is the first female President of the Royal Forestry Society. She will also talk about - The Corpse Project, which she also is heading up,
In addition we will discuss and take a decision on which of the WI’s resolutions, we as a group, will vote for. The choices are:
FGM: More awareness for more action
Equal access for all who need specialised maternal mental health services
Provision of appropriate welfare and safe spaces for women & children in refugee camps
Supporting women’s refuges
Plastic soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our oceans
More details of the proposals can be found on the WI’s website and the most recent WI Life. If anyone has a particular interest in any of these proposals and wants to speak for 3-5 minutes to promote the issue, please come prepared. As usual we will meet from 7 for 7.30 start at St Margaret’s Hall, reached by going through the garden.
Memberships Being January it is also time to renew your membership, fees for the year are £39.00. This can be done at the meeting, or if you want to pay via a bank transfer our banking details are:-
Lloyds Sort code 30-94-57 A/c 02044729
And please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you have joined/renewed so we can keep track of who has paid...
20th January coffee morning we will meet from 10.30 at The Larder, 241-243 Globe Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0JD
24th January we will hold our first committee meeting of the year, starting at 6.30 venue TBC. These meetings are open to all EEWI members, and we always welcome new committee members to help share the load, spread our skills and learn new ones!