What we've been up to...
Our blog shares the highlights of our previous meetings and activities. Don't forget to sign up to our Newsletter on the Contact page to keep up with everything we're up to inside and outside our monthly meetings!
We started the year off with some GIN-spiration.
Mike, Richard and Drew (aka The Botanical Brothers) took us through a history of gin, recommended some pairings and introduced us to Rachael 'Shorty' Conisbee who runs Shorty's Gins of Whitby and created Endeavour Gin.
We kicked off the festive season with fun, friendship and a Christmas buffet. The Christmas Carol Quiz was followed by a Rudolph Drive (beetles aren't festive enough!). Secret Santa took over from the monthly raffle and we enjoyed an amusing 12 days of Christmas Turkey.
Sarah Dufton, Digital PCSO, joined us for an informative and enjoyable talk on keeping as safe and secure as possible in the digital world, spotting fraudulent activity and what to do next.
Mermaid Luna is an AIDA International 2* Open Water Freediver and was crowned Miss Mermaid International in December 2017. She shared her passions of all things mermaid and explained how the mermaids raise awareness of ocean pollution.
Katie from Yoga by Katie introduced us to Kundadance which combines yoga with uplifting, creative dance. It uses dynamic yoga sequences, breathing and vibrancy into your body and mind.
Back by popular demand! Local Magistrates Gabbie Pattison and (our very own!) Mandy Pugh returned to Chesterfield Town WI to conduct a mock trial. It was a real eye-opening evening and helped us better understand how the courts work.
Volunteer David Brocklehurst joined us to talk about the excellent work the charity does in communities across the country. Ambassador Dog Alice also popped in to say hello and show us a few tricks.
Lyn Pardo from Friends of Spital Cemetery gave a fascinating talk focussed on some of the women with memorials in Spital Cemetery and the contributions they made to Chesterfield town's history.
Our Annual Meeting provided an opportunity to review our time at CTWI in 2018 and elected the committee for 2019/20. We also discussed and voted on the proposed resolutions which were both subsequently passed at the NFWI Annual Meeting in June. The formalities were followed by a beetle drive.
Unfortunately local musician Adam Parrish was unable to joins us but we hope to welcome him back in the future. We celebrated 5 years of Chesterfield Town WI with a beautiful cake created by one of our talented members and enjoyed a raffle with a twist!