November 2019

A cold November night saw upwards of 70 ladies attend for our annual meeting, Lorna had arranged a feedback talk from the manager at the local Tesco store and Councillor Stephen Hirst came to give us an update in the green bin recycling changes from CDC, both were very informative keeping us abreast of local changes and the talks prompted lots of questions from our members.

Before the business meeting and as it is exactly 50 years since Tetbury Evening WI was formed, we took opportunity to raise a glass to our continued success with a toast from founder members Heather and Celia.

During the business meeting we presented flowers and grateful thanks to retiring committee members Patricia Burrell and Mary Holker who have worked tirelessly for our members for many years and we also welcomed Heather Woodcock who will be joining the committee as newest member.

Reports were presented to the members from Chris (President) Anne (Secretary) Pam (Treasurer) and from our many groups representatives.  Tetbury Evening WI continues to grow from strength to strength with 111 local ladies finding friendship and interests in common.

So far this month we have had a lovely trip to Whatley Manor to check out the 2 michelin star kitchen and of course have a delicious lunch.  10 of us are looking forward to the GFWI organised trip to Waddesdon Manor to see the Christmas Illuminations and market on the 21st November.

Pam Bellairs had a lovely evening at the Tetbury Inspiration Award ceremony where she was presented her justly deserved award from Tetbury Mayor Nikki Ind.   Pam’s award was in recognition of her numerous fund raising efforts for the Macmillan Trust.

Pam inspiration award

The needlework group has once agin created some fabulous pieces, a Autumn Wreath and 26 cannula sleeves for patients with dementia at Gloucester Royal Hospital.

Needlework Canula sleeves  Jan handing of the cannula sleeves

Needlework Autumn Wreath




Coffee morning at the Snooty Fox dates are:

Monday 25th November – no coffee in December


The next meeting is on: Monday 9th December 2019 

Christmas celebration with entertainment, drinks, nibbles and chat.  Plus secret santa for those who want to take part – gifts to be the value of £5

Come along at 7:30pm to join us and meet everyone!


A note from our President:

Apart from our monthly meetings, we enjoy each other’s company at many “extra curricular” activities.  Do have a look at “What we do”.

We always welcome new ideas and new members.  Please come along and meet us.

If you would like to find out more about us, contact me via email: tetburywi@hotmail.co.uk




Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at the:

Tetbury Goods Shed, Arts Centre, The Railway Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, GL8 8EY

(follow the signs for “Free long term Parking”)