PAPWORTH EVERARD WI
Our Zoom meeting took place on 16th June when, although fewer members than usual met, we enjoyed a great evening.
Following the usual business our speaker for the evening was Kate Kirk Writer and Lecturer who gave a delightful and very informative illustrated talk about her Amazing Aunt – Dame Cecily Saunders noted for her work in terminal care research and pioneer of the modern hospice movement. Dame Cecily worked throughout her life tirelessly to establish the importance of palliative care for terminally ill patients and their families and her work continues today with the expansion of Hospices all over the country and indeed many parts of the world.
Here are a couple of the photographs showing Dame Cicily in her early and latter years.
OUR NEXT MEETING IS A PICNIC IN THE PARK ON SATURDAY 24TH JULY – WEATHER PERMITTING. THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST FACE-TO-FACE MEETING
TIME TO CELEBRATE
We enjoyed our second Zoom Members Meeting on 23rd March with more members mastering the technology to join us this month. The theme for the evening was Easter and many of us appeared in our Easter bonnets/hats/bunny ears to get in the Eastertide mood.
Some of the ladies showed off their lovely easter crafts on screen – many of which were made and donated to the Papworth Community Group to hang in the trees along the Craft Walk that the Group had organised for the Easter weekend.
Following the usual business we had two demonstrations by members of the Committee, Lyn and Gill. Lyn showed us how to make a simple plant arrangement on a plate to bring a little sunshine into the house. By using a few small pots of spring bulbs and primroses Lyn’s display looked amazing. Gill then demonstrated making yummy chocolate easter nests using crushed shredded wheat, melted chocolate and some colourful mini eggs.
Not all the ladies are able to join the Zoom meetings at the moment but are kept fully informed and copied in with everything that goes on. To ensure we include the whole membership members of the Committee delivered lovely chocolate Easter bunnies to all the ladies as a little treat for Easter.
A REMINDER OF WHAT IS TO COME AT OUR NEXT ZOOM ON TUESDAY 20TH APRIL AT 7.30PM
A talk by Andy Malcom from The Fishermen’s Mission entitled
THE REAL COST OF FISH AND CHIPS
Many members joined us for our first ‘Zoom’ meeting’ on 16th February and were delighted to see and chat to many friends. We started in the normal way with the business catching up on recent information and this was followed by our first talk and demonstration via the Zoom network. Our very own Daphne gave a brilliant talk and demonstration entitled Nurture and Nourish when she explained the importance of looking after and caring for ourselves mentally and physically before we can look after and care for others. We all joined in with Daphne doing some meditative head and shoulder exercises concentrating on our breathing – a wonderful relaxing end to our evening.
EASTER – BRING ME SUNSHINE
Several ladies wore their Easter bonnets/bunny ears to make our Easter meeting go with a swing. A lovely demonstration by Lyn on how to bring Sunshine into your room by making a lovely spring arrangement on a plate from small flowers, plants and greenery from your very own garden. Gill then demonstrated how to make chocolate easter nests filled with lovely little mini-eggs – delicious.
Several ladies made Easter crafts and Easter bonnets and donated items to hang in the trees for the Papworth Community Group who organised a Craft Walk in Papworth over the Easter.
Our next members’ Zoom Meeting Tuesday April 20th at 7.30pm