December Meeting

Brainy Birds Quiz 2nd December

Yes, the annual DBWI quiz is back! Put in your thinking brains to answer some challenging questions and win fabulous prizes.  On arrival you will be asked to choose a coloured button which will correspond to a table.  Join your team at the table to take part in this epic battle of general knowledge.  Read poster below for more info.

At all meetings

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in the Crypt at St Peter’s Church, De Beauvoir, starting at 7.30pm.  Sisters take it in turns to serve delicious refreshments, including tea and cake, wine, and assorted snacks from the kitchen.  Meetings are free to members, or only £5 for guests (price includes tea/coffee and cake).  Come and join us for a chance to catch up with friends old and new.

Covid compliance notice

The terrace doors and windows will be open for ventilation purposes.

We are asking sisters to wear masks on the way in (unless exempt) and at the sign in desk, and our committee members at the sign in desk and on refreshments will be wearing masks while on duty there.  We will have hand sanitiser available and please also bring your own.  All surfaces on tables and at the hatch will be wiped down with disinfectant before your arrival. National Federation advice asks for members to do a lateral flow test before attending meetings (these are available free at pharmacies) and only attend if negative.  Please do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms or have been asked to self isolate.

Book Group

This month the book group has chosen My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.  The group met in person for the first time in a while on the the 16th November.  It went well so will continue next month on the 21st December.  Keep an enthusiastic eye on the Book Group page for more details.

WI outing

Our member Lesley will be holding a guided history walk for WI members/friends on Saturday 27th November, 12 noon – 2pm.  This walk explores the historic area of Finsbury and St Luke’s parish, just north of the old City. Numbers are limited to keep us all safe.

As we do not have an outing co ordinator at present, to make this outing happen, Lesley is very kindly taking the bookings directly, so if possible, please book via this Eventbrite link – if you are unsure about online booking, or have any questions, please contact Lesley directly at:  walk@lesleythompson.co.uk . 

Cost is £8 per person for us (usual rate £15).

Solace

We are really pleased to have been able to donate £200 to Solace from our recent Trail stalls. We are now looking for donations of Christmas gifts for the women and children spending Christmas in one of their Domestic Violence refuges  All gifts must be new, in the original packaging and cost no more than £20 for each gift.  Items most welcome will be clothes, for children or adults, children’s toys, and toiletries.  Gift cards of £20 or less are also acceptable.  Bring along donations to the next WI meeting (see above) or either of the events mentioned below.

Save The Date Reminders

Community Café

The Community Café is back and running again in the Crypt on the last Friday of the month.  We will be running the cafe on Friday 26th November in our lovely new De Beauvoir WI aprons  Do pop along if you fancy it, there will be a lovely selection of home cooked food at very affordable prices.

Christmas Fair and Trail on December 4th

The DBA Christmas Fair is back in the Crypt on December 4th and will be running alongside a Christmas Trail with stalls in front gardens across De Beauvoir (see a map below).  The trail will take place between 11am and 3pm. We are running the WI stall at 34 Northchurch Road and are selling jams, chutneys, pickles and cakes.  We will primarily be selling whole loaf cakes and other baked goods.  In order to be able to package and label everything in line with Natasha’s Law, we need any donations to be delivered the day before.  Please email the usual address if you would like to drop off donations for the stall.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

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