Who are we?
We are group of ladies, many of whom attend services at either St Benedict Biscop or the Venerable Bede churches in Wombourne. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Venerable Bede Hall in Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 9ED. Our meetings commence promptly at 8.00 pm. Visitors are always made welcome.
What do we do?
Once the meeting has been formally opened and any outstanding administration and organisational matters addressed, a speaker for the evening is introduced, who then presents their talk, followed by a question and answer session. The evening concludes with coffee and biscuits and general conversation – the atmosphere is very informal. In addition to the meetings, members and their spouses, or partners are able to take advantage of an annual, long weekend break by coach, to an area of interest within the UK.
What is the current programme of meetings and events?
Our programme of events covers the period September to July and the 2016 – 2017 schedule is shown below –
8th September Welcome back (Cheese and Wine)
22nd September WINGS Charity
13th September Nailmakers of Wombourne – David Taylor
27th September Story Telling Evening – Maureen Boyce
10th November Anglican Cathedrals of England and Wales – Sue Wright
24th November Movie Stars of Yesterday – Sadique Hussain
3rd December Advent Coffee Morning (The Civic Centre)
12th January Celebration Supper
26th January The Great Exhibition of 1851 – Alan Hill
9th February Would you believe it? – Chris Smith
23rd February Drink my Garden – Ken Marshall
9th March Chadsmoor Tapestries – Barbara Marshall
23rd March A Fashion Designers Journey – Karen Van Hoff
13th April No Meeting (Maundy Thursday)
27th April A Handful of Straw – Peter Shelley
11th May From Tights to Trousers – Rosemary Prosser
25th May Ascension Day – Revd, Preb. Paul Brown
2nd-4th June Weekend Away to Exmouth
8th June Working for Disability not Against It – Discover U
22nd June End of year outing/lunch
13th July Annual General Meeting (Strawberries and Cream)
14th September Welcome Back (Cheese and Wine)
Annual Membership £4.00
Cost of each meeting £2.50
Visitors fee £3.00
Meeting Secretary Pat Roberts (01902 896211)
Treasurer Sheila Mason (01902 324410)