See below for an update on the WI Shop at Stuart Lodge, and details for the September Walk.
SPEAKERS – PROGRAMME
We have a speaker at most of our meetings and we have a very interesting range of topics for the coming year:-
|7th February||Ikebana History and DemonstrationA Kimono dressed speaker covering a brief history of Ikebana in Japanese culture, with a demonstration of 3 and 5 arrangements in different styles.||Ruriko Kojima|
|7th March||Dog Training and ObedienceClicker Training is the most modern and scientifically proven method for training any animal and will provide a clear communication process. The clicker is used to mark a behaviour or event which is followed by reinforcement with a reward. We hope for a demonstration also||Nicola Barry|
|4th April||Farming in the ChilternsInformal chat about what a local family do on their farm and the reasons behind their farming methods.||Will Lacey|
|2nd May||Resolution Meeting|
|6th June||Blind Tasting Just a bit of fun….||by our Committee|
|4th July||Visit – Private Tour of Radnage VineyardSpecial tour of family run vineyard and winery, set in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – guided walk of vineyard and winery talking about their fermentation process and a tasting of our current vintages and ciders.||Holly Morgan|
|5th September||The Tower in the 20th CenturyThe history of the Tower is well known for being gruesome but there are also stories of love and romance,………… if you know where to look.||Tony Stratford|
|3rd October||Dawsons AuctionsTalk/valuation – bring your items along.||Aubrey Dawson|
|7th November||AGM and Birthday MeetingOfficial WI Evening – our AGM with celebratory cake for our birthday.|
|5th December||Christmas Meeting – Social and WrappingSocial with nibbles, gift wrapping & Christmas fun !|
BFWI are compiling info on all the villages/towns which have WI’s and we want our contribution to come from everyone. Just tell us in a few words what Radnage means to you and we will amalgamate all contributions for our submission.
Daws Hill Vineyard visit – Holly has offered to give us a free tour and sampling on Monday 17th Sept at 7pm. She has generously waived the fee which we would have paid so the only cost will be any wine purchased on the evening.
Could you please let Mary know by 31st August if you would like to come on this visit so we can confirm numbers?
Radnage WI guided walks were started as a way of spending time with friends to enjoy a gentle walk in our lovely local countryside and then perhaps to share a meal afterwards.
All the walks are circular and range from 3 to 5.5 miles in length. Because we live in the Chilterns there are usually some hills and perhaps a stile. We also have level walks along the Thames too. But all walks are researched and full details are given before you decide if you’d like to join in. Good walking shoes or walking boots are preferred plus perhaps a small jacket, a small rucsac to carry a drink/snack and a walk stick is useful too.
The walks are held monthly, usually on a Thursday and normally start at 10.30am. We are back at the cars by 12.30-1.00pm though we often stop for a drink of water or a snack and admire the views along the way. Walks are planned so that they usually finish at a nice pub or cafe for a light lunch if you’d like to join us – although this is not obligatory.
Details of car sharing and suitable parking are sent out prior to the walk. On the day of the walk there is a final weather check and confirmation or cancellation. The walk will not take place if it’s raining or the forecast is bad.
The walk group size varies from 5-15 ladies – but men are very welcome to join us. Dogs on short leads are welcome on the walks but sometimes they are not allowed to join us for lunch – but you will always be told beforehand. The walks are free to Radnage WI members but a small charge (£2) is made for non-members.
Proposed dates for 2018 are:
Hopefully we will have good weather for our walk this month.
I have decided to attempt to do our cancelled August walk in September (20th) – eg walk from Hambleden lock to Remenham and back via Aston and the Flower Pot pub for lunch.
An easy, mostly level 4.5 mile circular walk from Mill End car park near Hambleden Lock, across the weir and along the Thames to Remenham, and then on to Aston for lunch, then back over the weir to Mill End.
I think that there is 1 stile on the walk.
Lunch at The Flower Pot pub in Aston.
Meet up at 10.30am at Mill End car park between Hambleden and the river ( Skirmett Road, RG9 6TL for SatNav) – free parking. Please note that there are no longer any toilets at the car park.
Open to non-members. A donation to our local WI funds would be welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please let Janet L know by email or at our WI meeting on Wednesday 5th Sep if you would like to join this walk and lunch
NEWS from the BFWI Shop
at Stuart Lodge in High Wycombe
The shop at Stuart Lodge reopened Tuesday 4th September 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We now have lots of new interesting items for sale including National Notebooks £10 in Green/Pink and National pens at £2.50 each.
Eco friendly coffee cups large and foldable ones for handbags and also water bottle will be coming soon in Silicone.
We also have stainless steel straws and paper straws and new Beeswax sheets along with Silicone covers for cooking on pans and in microwaves.
We also have lots of other new stock available to your members.
Craft and Chat Group will meet on 11th September at 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and all members are welcome to come along and bring a friend on this date members will be making something for Xmas.
Giant Fabric Sale: This is taking place at Stuart Lodge on Tuesday 9th October 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will have lots of fabrics, wool and much more on sale at very cheap prices do come along and bring a friend and have a coffee the entrance is £1 including coffee.
Stationery Orders – Stationery is now available on the stationery form and if you have an Annual meeting coming up please request a copy of the Agenda and voting slips which are available to you or you can request a WI Adviser to visit your Annual Meeting.
Please send your Stationery Orders to Stuart Lodge for us to process.
Sale or Return boxes – You can request a sale or return box for your meetings or you can request if it is possible for the shop to visit your WI (we would need about three tables for display). Please let us know if you would like a sale or return box and this can be arranged you keep 5% of sale made or whether you would like the shop to visit your WI.
Visits to Stuart Lodge: – If your WI would like to visit Stuart Lodge and browse the shop and have a look around the offices and meet the staff the Shop Committee would be more than willing to take up to 10 members at a time around and you will be offered coffee and biscuits ideally a Tuesday is the best day but other days can be arranged by the Shop to meet your needs.
Events: The shop will be at various Bucks Federation events in the coming months and lots of new items and books will be available for all members to see and purchase. Please visit our shop when you go to events around the County.
Xmas Shopping Coffee Mornings – Dates for your diary – these will be in your next Newsletter BUT SAVE THE DATES
7th November 2018 a member will be hosting this in their home at 10.30 a.m. Great Missenden (South) parking available
22nd November 2018 a member will be hosting this in their home at 10.30 a.m. Padbury(North) parking available
These Xmas shopping days are very popular ENTRANCE FEE which includes coffee and mince pies and we will have lot of Xmas stock available to buy
Shop Opening Hours
We are open every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and we have now restocked our shelves with lots of new items plus lots of new Craft Items made by our crafting ladies. One of our new items is a new hard A3 book marked “Madam President” only a few remaining though at £5 come along and have a look.
The shop as usual will be going out and about to the various Federation events namely:-
Friday 23rd February – Strictly Sequins at Mursley Village Hall
Wednesday 7th March Investigation and Discovery Day
Friday 23rd March An Afternoon of Presentations
Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th Inter County Quiz at Prestwood and Buckingham