Our March meeting was well attended and a great deal of business was seen to. Members were told that our Quiz team in the County Tournament got through to the next round -with a high score - well done ladies.
However, at a recent Charity Quiz and Supper evening the WI team from Box found that their knowledge of Soul Music and Sport was not very good!
After coffee and the usual chat, the meeting welcomed David Homer and his pianist , for a Musical Workshop. Members donned hats and scarves and very soon were singing some of the well known songs from Oliver. There was a lot of laughter - some of the singing was right - and the final rendition actually sounded quite good !
TUESDAY 28th MAY - Resolutions Debate
We welcomed five classes of 127 children of Keystage 1 pupils into the Parish church for Experience Easter. They participated in the Easter Story, which was told as the children journeyed around the church visiting different stations that had been created.
Our February Meeting was in Spring sunshine, which was a relief after the cancellation of the January meeting due to the snow and ice. All but 2 of our members attended and we had 10 visitors! The added attraction was to hear Box resident Johnny Wilkinson give his talk "How I became a Broadcaster" - an interesting and intriguing insight into both the Colonial Service and the BBC.
Our February meeting opened with a good attendance and the welcome presence of three potential new members...... who hopefully will be persuaded by the range of activities in the coming days and weeks. This includes the monthly local lunch gathering, knitting and scrabble groups, a painting course, clay pigeon shooting, walks and a garden visit.
Did you know that Village and Community Agents now cover the whole county of Gloucestershire including the urban areas of Cheltenham and Gloucester?
Gloucestershire Village and Community Agents bridge the gap between the local community and statutory and voluntary organisations able to offer help or support. They provide high quality information, promote access to a wide range of services, and identify unmet need in their communities. The service is aimed primarily at the over 50s but also offers support to vulnerable people in the county.
With the fading echoes of Minchinhampton’s own Town Crier and to the applause of the assembled audience, Katie Fforde (the Guest of Honour) stepped forward armed with a pair of scissors to perform the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon…..
Yes, the opening of the Community Library on the 3rd of January 2013 may already feel as though it is a distant memory to some but what an important moment in the history of Library provision in Minchinhampton.