5th May Meeting – Birthday celebrations and AGM

The DBWI is 8 years old.  Join us to celebrate (poster below).  We will be having our AGM and announcing some fantastic achievements.  Afterwards we will be making sashes to use at upcoming events, particularly the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Parade in June.

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

Covid restrictions have been fully relaxed nationally.  Good news, however, we are still asking for some precautions to be taken.  We will continue to keep doors and windows open in the Crypt for ventilation.  Please wear masks when in the queue for check in, and refreshments.  Wash hands in the toilets and/or use sanitiser.  We will provide hand sanitiser but please bring your own if you can.  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

Details to come soon.

Walking Group (held last Friday of the month)

This month’s blog is going out later than usual.  So, unfortunately, it is too late to join the April walk.  This was held on Friday 29th at 6.30pm.  Five sisters made it for the pleasant evening, walking from Finsbury Park to Stoke Newington via the Capital Ring River path and Allens Gardens (see pics below).

Please check back in the next two weeks for details about the walk for May.

Knitting Group.

There will be a knitting group to create bunting, corgis and mini crowns for the Jubilee.  Date and time to be confirmed.

UPDATES/REMINDERS:

Community Café.

We will be hosting the café at St Peter’s Crypt on Friday 27th May.  Please contact the usual email if you can cook or help out on the day.

Elizabeth Bell Challenge

The DBWI achieved the highly commended 4th place in this competition.  Well done to Mary and Suzanne for their hard work.  There is going to be a feature in WI Life, probably in July.

In the latest May/June edition our yarn bomb for #RoseAgainstViolence is featured on page 17.  Check it out.

Solace

Solace Women’s Aid are once again collecting toiletries.  Contact usual address for info about where to bring your donations

As always, we wish you all well in the coming days and look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

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