The theme for our October meeting was ‘Getting to know You” – (sure there is a song on this theme somewhere). The Membership recommended a more social session and the committee organised some mini workshops which proved most successful and entertaining – but most of all surprising – showing the talents and originality of the members.
After greetings around the bar and general settling, prepared game sheets, on the theme of Bingo, BUT not as we all remember – rather a fact finding mission and each member had to fill in their card with facts on other members, such as find someone who had appeared on the TV; someone making a plane journey that week – the list was endless and very humorous. Secretary Sue was in charge of the timing and kept the membership ‘moving’.
Following on from this was a building challenge, where in groups of six, members were given spaghetti and marshmallows to create a structure of impressive height and depth. This may sound impossible to some – but the talents of the Willows’ members were extraordinary; the intensity – laughter and results were well worth it all. It seems that Prince Charles was recently enthused about the idea of Spaghetti Structures??? Having seen a similar presentation elsewhere – does that mean that the Willows WI (Sale) has a Royal approval??
It is a good thought that all the used dried spaghetti was taken to a local nursery for the children to use in creative play. Any unopened packets of food were given as part of our regular food bank donation. It is worth mentioning that our record with the food banks is absolute in its sincerity and support and grateful thanks to all members for creating this fundamental importance to our local community.
With the development of the Willows, the sub- groups are now evolving and the members are choosing their subjects and then organising meetups to suit those involved, which recently included a trip to see Calendar Girls at the Lowry Salford.
The raffle was well supported as always and the cakes added to the overall enjoyment of the evening; Betty Crocker is entertaining again and a further report on this will be made in a future blog.
The Willows is now approaching its first AGM –looking back over the development of the first year –the large friendly membership not forgetting the Sale Rugby Club and facilities there is the satisfaction of a job well done and now with experience here is to 2019!
Cheer Ladies Cheers!!!