Prior to our July meeting, 14 members visited the Isle of Wight Cheese Co. in Queens Bower. We saw and heard about the process of making the 5 delicious cheeses produced by local artisan Richard Hodgeson and his small team. At our meeting later the same day, members enjoyed sampling the cheeses we had purchased, along with a glass of wine, all accompanied with tasting notes.
Later the same week 20 members visited Quarr Abbey for a guided tour and cream tea.
We do not hold an ‘official’ meeting in August. We will, however, be holding our annual Garden Party in the garden of one of our members. This is a lovely opportunity to spend some social time and enjoy a WI tea with Members and their Guests.
Shorwell WI is not just about food though!
We cannot deny that we enjoy the foodie events, but being a WI member is also about the socialising and friendship, learning and discovering new things around us and often finding out unexpected things about ourselves and what we are capable of.
We have a weekly walking group and fortnightly ‘Not Just Knitting’ craft group both of which will continue all through the summer.
In August we will be thinking about the Programme for 2020. If you are interested in being one of our speakers please contact me.
In September our meeting is Monday 9th and our speaker is Simon Butler. Simon is the Communication and Community Engagement Manager, Environmental Services for Amey and will be telling us about Waste Management. The regular bloom of the month competition and raffle will be held.
Visitors are always welcome to attend our regular meetings three times without charge and we are sure you’ll find a warm welcome. We meet on 2nd Monday of the month, 7.30pm at Shorwell Parish Hall.
For more information please call Debbie on 741384