Recent Meetings

Reports of WI Meetings held over the last 12 months:

January 2023 – New Year Lunch Meeting

Lickey Members traditionally enjoy a New Year Lunch in place of an evening meeting in January. The 2023 Lunch was held at a new venue for us of Hillscourt Hotel/Education Centre which is very local to our regular meeting venue. The lunch was excellent and we were waited upon in a private room so were able to hold our usual Raffle.

December 2022 – Christmas Meeting

The full committee of Lickey WI entertained their fellow-members with a short Pantomime loosely based on Cinderella. The audience appreciated the results of the many hours of rehearsals undertaken by the committee and the costumes were fabulous!

A Christmas Quiz followed the performance and the evening concluded with tea or coffee and mince pies.

November 2022 – Christmas Craft Evening

An excellent attendance of Lickey WI Members spent an enjoyable evening assembling hand-made bookmarks under the direction of our talented Member, Sue Chatwin.

Names were taken for a Festive Lunch later this month and for the Skittles Team taking part in the County Tournament over this winter.

October 2022 – Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting was held on 4 October and facilitated by a WI Adviser. All the committee were re-elected for a further 12 months.

Names were taken for forthcoming activities and outings.

September 2022

Mark Vance from West Heath, Birmingham gave an entertaining and graphic portrayal of a Medieval Barber-Surgeon at the September meeting. He displayed a vast array of implements and described how they were used to tackle different procedures in medieval times.

August 2022

Lickey WI Members welcomed Stephanie Sargeant and her Guide Dog to the August Meeting. Stephanie explained how much her dog helps her to be independent and safe. Lickey Member, Lorraine also brought the breeding dog, Mary that has recently had a litter of puppies which it is hoped will go on to become Guide Dogs for the Blind.

July 2022

Lickey Members celebrated the 58th birthday of our WI with a sumptuous supper provided by members. The activity for the evening was Indoor Curling which was great fun! Visitors from other WIs in the Bromsgrove and Hillside Group enjoyed the occasion.

June 2022

Lickey Members were invited to the garden of a former President and were treated to lovely tea and cakes. It was a very pleasant, informal afternoon meeting.

May 2022

A good attendance was recorded for the Resolution Meeting when Lickey WI Members discussed the subject: “Women and Girls with ASD and ADHD Under-identified, Under-diagnosed, Misdiagnosed, Under-Supported”. This is the Resolution to be debated at the National WI Meeting in June. Lickey Members were unanimously in favour of supporting the resolution.

Following the discussion, a short Quiz was held which members enjoyed.

April 2022

Local speaker, Philip Bowen, made a return visit to Lickey and this time posed the question “Do all political careers end in failure?” This was an interesting subject which Philip illustrated with slides of numerous press cartoons depicting the fall of many politicians over the years.

March 2022

Lickey WI Members enjoyed an evening of gentle exercise led by Scott who gave tips on keeping fit and healthy.

February 2022 – Games Evening Meeting

An enthusiastic group of Members met on 1st February for a Games Evening. This was a sociable event starting with 5 rounds of Beetle, followed by a cryptic Quiz which challenged members to use some lateral thinking!

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2 thoughts on “Recent Meetings

  1. I write as Treasurer of Romsley & Hunnington History Society to thank you for sending the cheque on behalf of your recent Zoom speaker, Julian Hunt. Julian is the President of our society and often donates his fees to us for which we are most grateful. If the cheque is not banked straight away please do not be concerned. It will be only because I am waiting for restrictions to ease a little before visiting the bank.
    Many thanks for passing the cheque onto us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed Julian’s talk He is an excellent speaker and we are most fortunate to have him as our President.
    Best wishes from Ruth Harper (Mrs)


    1. Thanks Ruth, we are pleased the Society is benefitting from Julian’s good work. I will advise our Treasurer of your comments regarding cashing of the cheque.

      Jenny Ryder
      Lickey WI


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