There are lots of hidden entrepreneurs in the world….and not all of them drive sports cars!! Many are people who have the talent and determination to succeed, but lack the opportunity. They don’t run international businesses but have the raw ingredients to create something special.
Although talent , ingenuity and skill are distributed evenly across the world not everyone is able to access education or an economy that supports their ambition . Not everyone even has three meals every day.
Traidcraft Exchange seeks to help these hidden entrepreneurs. They offer advice on soil erosion, seed choices and fertilisers. They also offer training courses on business, finance and marketing matters.
The Minchinhampton W.I met in the Library on the 7th February. The President welcomed all members and a special welcome was extended to a new member. A thank you was received from a member who had celebrated her 90th Boxing Day birthday at the last meeting.
Members were invited to participate in walks around Lydney or Staunton or take part in a glass engraving workshop.
It is intended to join Rover European on a day out to Richmond on Thames and the Poppy Factory in November.
Arrangements were made for the Craft Group, the Scrabble Group and the Skittle lunch. We no longer play skittles but enjoy the lunch!
We now have the figures in for the sales in 2017. The sales of Traidcraft products in 2017 was over £6,000 pounds!! We also managed to give an extra £500 pounds as a donation to Traidcraft ‘s work.
Well done everyone!! This is a magnificent amount and it’s all down to YOU!! This means that Holy Trinity is now known as a ‘Traidcraft Super Trader’!!
The President welcomed all members, two visitors and the speaker to the first meeting of the year, which was held a week later than normal because of the New Year holiday. We began with the business section of the meeting and it was reported that a generous amount of £50.50 had been donated at our Christmas lunch and this had been passed on to the Air Ambulance.
Traidcraft Christmas Fair
I know it’s a long time ago, but the Traidcraft Christmas fair in November was a huge success ! We took almost £1, 500 (including orders). Thank you so much to everyone who came along to support us and to all the wonderful volunteers who helped on the day.
Our Traidcraft stall is held on the 4th Sunday of each month in the porch room after the 10am service. All welcome.
At our meeting in October we learnt how to make an Autumn Wreath. Unfortunately our speaker, Alison Goulding, from “Wild about Flowers”, was unable to come so Shani Wills very ably took over! A big THANK YOU to Shani! Alison had made us the basic rings and supplied some greenery. The results were amazing! (see picture) There is a lot of hidden talent amongst our WI members!