Richmond WI meets in the church hall behind St Joseph and St Francis Xavier Church, Newbiggin, DL10 4DT, on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. There is no meeting in August. We usually have a speaker at the start at the meeting, followed by refreshments. We then give out details of any up-coming activities.
In addition to the meeting, we have a needlecraft afternoon, a walking group and a Mah Jong evening each month and organise other events as requested by members.
Visitors are welcome without charge for a couple of meetings, so prospective new members can see what Richmond WI is about.
Annual membership for 2017 is £39.00, but new members joining throughout the year pay a pro rata rate, depending when they join.
The regular Mah Jong evening will take place on Monday 23rd October in the Conservative Club in Newbiggin, starting at 7 p.m.
On Monday 9th October, Julie Clarke will be presenting a Cookery Demonstration -The Fruits of Autumn. We will be joined by members of several local institutes for this evening
Details of the Federation visit to Denman College in May next year are now available, including courses in patisserie, researching your family tree, various crafts and visits to arts and crafts gardens.
The Group Flower Demonstration in August held in Hudswell Village Hall was a great success with members of the Catterick Group (Richmond, Swale, Hackforth and Colburn WI's) being joined by members of Ravensworth WI. Several members took home posies which they had made themselves.
The Needlefelting Education Day will be held on 30th October to make a Christmas Angel and possibly another project if time allows.
The coach trip to York Christmas Markets is on Wednesday 22nd November. The coach is filling fast, so contact Pam to book your place at a cost of £8.00.