Tuesday, 12 February 2019

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, on Thursday 21st February, to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig / Boar, and have a go at calligraphy with Maggie Wong.

We will also look at this year’s resolutions, and have a think about which (if any) we would like to support. There are six to decide between:
  • Improving Plant Biosecurity in the UK
  • Trees – Improving the Natural Landscape
  • Pelvic Floor Education
  • Suffering in Silence; end the taboo around menstrual health
  • A Call Against the Decline in Local Bus Services
  • Don’t Fear the Smear
There was more information in the Nov/Dec magazine. And there is a lot more information on the National Federation's website, which you can get to by clicking here,.
If there are any that particularly resonate it would be great to have an advocate.

As usual we will meet at St Margaret’s Hall, behind the Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, E2 9PL - from 7pm, and will start, with calligraphy, at 7.30. Entry is via the black gate to the left of the cafe and around the garden.

Entry for members is free and visitors are asked for £5.00. There is a donation tin for refreshments.

Our February coffee morning is on the following day, Fri 22nd, (otherwise it would in March!). And will be at Bee Hive, 305 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LH, meeting from 10.30.
 Other things that you might be interested in:

DeBeauvoir WI are planning a Community Games Afternoon, for women, families & children. Which is happening on March 10th, 2pm-5pm.
In the crypt of St.Peters Church in DeBeauvoir, Northchurch Terrace  N1 4DA
Entry and board games will be free. Refreshments will be available for a donation. And there will be collecting boxes for donations of toiletries and money for Solace.

MFWI are offering five Denman bursaries this year. A draw will be held at the Spring Council Meeting on 15th April 2019, when members’ names will be selected for the Bursaries (2x£150, 2x£200, 1x£300).The lucky winners are required to book their chosen course before the end of March 2020.  If members would like to take part in the draw, you need send an envelope, before Friday 5th April, to:
Unit 3, 7 The Green
West Drayton, Middlesex
With your name, the name of your WI and your address.

East End Women’s Museum has been offered a permanent base in Barking that will open in 2020, before then are looking for members to join their “Making the Museum” Steering Group
  •  Are you an East London resident with strong ties to your local community?
  • Are you interested in women’s history?
  • Do you want to see a museum representing the amazing women of east London, past and present?
Then, they may be looking for you!
If you are interested please reply to this mail and I will forward more information.
Last, but not least, if you haven’t yet renewed/paid your subscription for this year please do. Its costs just £42 and dual members pay £20 to the second group they join.
EEWI’s bank details are: Lloyds:  Sort Code 30-94-57     A/c 02044729

Thank you for getting to the end of this longer than usual newsletter!

Image Made by Fanghong - Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1702675