East Leake WI were delighted to welcome 3 new members and 4 visitors to our October meeting as a result of our efforts to spread the word that, while we embrace the traditional values of the WI, we are shaped by our local members and the lovely village community in which we live.
It has been another busy month with activities including a delicious lunch at the Three Horseshoes, a very enjoyable trip to Charnwood Museum and coffee, cake and lots of chat at Antlers Café at Manor Farm.
The main event was a trip to see an excellent performance of “The Mousetrap” at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – as to ‘whodunit’? We have been sworn to secrecy!
At our monthly meeting, the Revd Canon Alan Haydock had us in fits of laughter with his very engaging “Confessions of a Country Vicar” talk which gave a brief insight into his progression through the church combined with some tall tales!
We are now preparing for our stall at East Leake Craft Fair on Saturday 26th November, where we will be selling a selection of handmade “Affordable Gifts and Christmas Decorations”. Our recent craft session, held in the garden room at The Nags Head, produced some lovely items which will be ideal for your tree and table as well as a variety of pocket money priced gifts for children to browse and buy – so please come and find us there.
Our activities this month include an evening meal at the Rancliffe Arms, a sociable stroll in Rushcliffe Country Park and coffee and cake in a local café.
For details of our full programme of speakers please visit our page on the village website https://east-leake.co.uk/east-leake-womens-institute/ or look out for our posters on the village noticeboards and outside the library.
New to the village or been here a while? Why not come along as a visitor, enjoy a pleasant evening and join in and find out more about us. We offer a warm welcome to a range of events and activities with fun and friendship. For further information contact Membership Secretary Carolyn Barnett on [email protected]