Programme 2001

 January 9th

Tai Chi, with John Le Lievre. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

A good meeting, despite lower attendance than usual, because of illness and holidays. John talked about Tai Chi, introducing it as "an internal martial art characterised by relaxed circular movements." We then all stood up and learnt some basic warming up exercises, then went on to standing and moving, finally working in pairs reflecting each others' steps. Then John and Karenne did a demonstration of this, which was beautiful to watch.Tai Chi is said to be a moving meditation for developing mind/body harmony. It was certainly both relaxing and invigorating on a cold miserable January morning.

Competition - A healthy new Year's resolution

Won by Liz W. with "Don't forget that laughter is the best medicine".

Dinner on Friday 26th at La Perla, 7.30 for 8.

Dinner was a great success - good food and company. Unfortunately 3 members were unable to attend, so a lunch will be arranged at a later date, to suit them.

February 13th

Glass painting with Rachel Lee

A real hands-on meeting. Rachel had prepared sheets of perspex with designs outlined in gold, paints and thinners were provided, and we brought our own brushes and got going. A colourful selection of fish and suns appeared at the end. The meeting attracted another new member, plus three guests.

Competition - A home - made Valentine card.

Won by Angela Creber with a gorgeous card with 3D flowers.

Eistedfodd exhibition, Tues13th to Sat17th. Don't forget to bring certificate slips to March meeting, for entry to Enid Fletcher cup.

Beach clean on Tuesday 27th at L'Islet, meet at 9.30am.

This attracted a good turnout of members, despite dreadful weather, and several sacks of rubbish were collected. They were later removed by States Works Department.

March 13th

Members' Cookery demonstration

Pam, Jan and Liz W. made different types of muffins, which were sampled during the teabreak. Jan's spicy cranberry ones were particularly popular. Recipe leaflets were available, so that we could have a go at making our own later.

Competition - A home - made edible Easter gift.

Don't forget the Quiz Night on Friday 2nd March at the Vale Douzaine Room. Tables of 4, 5 per person including supper. Licensed bar.

Again a successful and enjoyable evening, with 19 tables booked. An excellent ploughman's supper, with bread, cheese, pate and chicken was much appreciated.

Peek Cup and Creative Writing Competition entries in at the Office, Sat 3rd March, 2 - 3 pm.


The Members' Lunch was held at the College of FE restaurant on 29th March, and was attended by 15 members. Food, conversation and company were all excellent.

April 10th.

Guernsey's Cliff Paths with Martin Gavet

Unfortunately Martin was unavailable, but we had a more than adequate replacement in Damon Hackley, a Forward Planning Officer with the IDC, who talked to us at very short notice about the consultation and planning process for the proposed redevelopment of the Leale's Yard site, behind the Bridge.

Competition - Member's own photograph of Guernsey's cliffs.

Don't forget Spring Council on Wednesday 18th April, and the beachclean on Tuesday 24th.

May 15th

. Resolutions - to be discussed by members.

Competition - Miniature garden in a saucer

June 12th

Guided tour of Power Station by Electricity Board Staff

Competition - Most words (3 or more letters) from electricity

July 10th

Nutrimetics "Pampered Hands" Workshop with Alison Robinson

Competition - Name the herbs

August 14th

Summer Outing to Sausmarez Manor Sculpture Trail.

September 11th

Victorian Costume with Lynne Ashton

Competition - An item of clothing of historical interest.

October 9th

Guernsey's Digimap

Competition - A collage of Autumn leaves

November 13th

Annual meeting. No speaker. All members please try to attend, to elect the committee for next year.

Competition - A flower from your garden

December 11th

Christmas Celebration

Competition - A home made decoration for the tree.

Other activities include walks, visits to places of interest, a pot-luck Harvest supper, a post - Christmas dinner in a local restaurant, charity fund - raising events (this year we are supporting Meningitis research), and we also participate in activities organised by the local Federation and by individual local W.I.s, such as craft workshops, sports and leisure activities, quizzes, competitions and social events.

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