Crosspool WI announces 2018 programme

Crosspool WI 2018 programme
Crosspool WI 2018 programme

Crosspool Women’s Institute has confirmed details of its 2018 meetings.

Crosspool WI 2018 programme

Everyone is welcome to come and join or come as a visitor to see what they do.

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Get involved in Crosspool Women’s Institute

Fancy being part of the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the country? This year the Women’s Institute celebrated its centenary and is going from strength to strength.

Crosspool WI has just welcomed in a new president, Dawn Boulter, so it’s a very exciting time to join.

As we move in to 2016 we have a fantastic programme of events, which will soon be available to pick up from Stephen Hill church.

For more information check out; or email us on; or call the secretary Faye Brownon 07732 308768.

Crosspool WI subscription deal for new members

Crosspool Women’s Institute is open looking for new members.

Now is a good time to sign up, as you can currently get a subscription of 15 months for the price of 12 for October onwards.

September’s first meeting takes place tonight, Monday 16 September from 7-9pm at St Columba’s Church with a talk by Gill Upham, titled Homeopathy: the Facts.

Then on Monday 23 September from 1-3pm at Stephen Hill Church, Peter Machan tells the tales of Charlie Peace and other Sheffield villains.

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Crosspool Women’s Institute celebrates successful first year

Crosspool Women’s Institute celebrated its first anniversary in March. In the most recent Crosspool Clarion, secretary Liz Manson reported on the first twelve months and looked ahead to what the future holds.

We’re delighted to have come this far. We are particularly pleased that we have maintained both evening and afternoon groups – apparently this is unique in the WI world! So far we have established several smaller interest groups which include singing, knitting and crochet, book and theatre.

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all who have helped us along the way, either as a member, a visitor, as a customer at one of our fundraising events and local businesses who have donated prizes.

In particular we would like to say a special thank you to the Crosspool Clarion – your coverage of our activities, has encouraged local women, of all ages, to come and join us.

The events we have planned for the next few months include talks about diamonds from the CEO of Benz & Green and the life of Lady Jane Grey in June.

In July we have talks about Teenage Cancer Trust, and the work of WI in Rumania. Visitors always get a warm welcome!

We adopted Care in Crosspool as our local charity for 2012 and hope to raise further funds for other local charities this year. We would welcome suggestions from readers.

Once again thanks to all at the Clarion.

Liz Manson, Secretary, Crosspool Women’s Institute

Christmas Fayre, Christmas trees and Christmas disco this weekend in Crosspool

Up the ladder
Christmas trees are going up in the precinct on Sunday

Three events mark the start of Christmas festivities in Crosspool this weekend.

On Saturday 1 December from 10am-2pm Crosspool WI hosts a Christmas Fayre in Lounge@Crosspool cafe. Pop along for craft stalls, refreshments, homemade cakes and their great Crosspool bake-off!

On Sunday morning the Christmas trees will be going up in the precinct above our local shops. So look out for them when you pass through next week.

And on Sunday afternoon from 1.30-3.30pm there’s a Christmas disco for children between 3-11 years at St Columba’s church hall. Father Christmas will bring a present for every child and refreshments and nibbles will be served.

Crosspool WI announces autumn/winter programme

Lounge hosts the Crosspool WI Xmas Craft Fayre and Bake Off on Saturday 1 December
Lounge hosts the Crosspool WI Xmas Craft Fayre and Bake Off on Saturday 1 December

Crosspool Women’s Institute has confirmed details of its November, December and January meetings, including a Christmas Fayre.

The group meets twice a month and new members are always welcome.

Diamonds R4 Ever
Helen Dimmick, MD of Green+Benz
Monday 19 November
7-9pm, St Columba’s church

The Gas Man cometh
Alan Gaunt tells the hilarious tales of his life as an anaesthetist
Monday 26 November
1-3pm, Stephen Hill church

Crosspool WI Xmas Craft Fayre and Bake Off
The one you have all been waiting for!
Saturday 1 December
10am-2pm, Lounge @ Crosspool, Sandygate Road

Celebration of Burns
Poetry, readings and Scottish treats.
Monday 21 January, 7-9pm at St Columba’s church

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Upcoming Crosspool WI meetings

Details of the next few Crosspool WI meetings have been announced:

Monday 21 May, 7-9pm Crosspool WI evening group St Columba’s church. Guest speaker: Alan Sherwood ‘Living in the Antarctic’
Monday 28 May, 1-3pm Crosspool WI afternoon group Gardening Q&A with Richard from Valleyside. Meet 12.45pm at Stephen Hill church for a lift or 1pm at Valleyside cafe
Monday 18 June, 7-9pm Crosspool WI evening group St Columba’s church. Guest speaker: Fibre Arts ‘Jubilee Pottery’

For more information, follow Crosspool WI on Facebook, Twitter or call 07894 387406.