The theme of chocolate, once again, meant a good turnout!
It was good to welcome some new visitors alongside our members.
The committee had organised a chocolate packed evening - from eating chocolate with gloves on and using a knife and fork to tasting flavours. We had the "cheap vs chic" chocolate challenge and guess the chocolate bar from sight only (although, it was deemed necessary, once the quiz was over, to taste these samples too!).
WHAT DID WE DO IN OUR MARCH 2019 MEETING?
March 13, 2019
It was Annual Meeting time again and the committee were all happy to stand (big thank you to the whole team) and our President Ellie was re-elected by members.
We had a great speech by Megan reminding us of all the amazing things we had done in the past year.
We also welcomed Lou from The Pump House Project who explained how the project started and how they support the community and new start-up businesses.
WHAT DID WE DO IN OUR FEBRUARY 2019 MEETING?
February 13, 2019
Craft and Chips!
What a night! We had the opportunity to try three different crafts - jewellery making, needlefelting and glass etching. If that wasn't enough, we were kept well fed by chips.
WHAT DID WE DO IN OUR JANUARY 2019 MEETING?
January 09, 2019
2019 started with a talk about women's health. Some great advice was given and we were given the opportunity to ask lots of questions.
WHAT DID WE DO IN OUR DECEMBER 2018 MEETING?
December 12, 2018
It was great to see so many people came out on this cold night to enjoy the annual Folly Dollies Christmas party.
The Mulled wine went down well and the tasty buffet was enjoyed by everyone.
We had a fun quiz including a round on guess the answers to cheesy Christmas cracker jokes!
We also played an old-school game of pass the parcel with a chocolate coin between each layer. The prize was a pair of Christmas socks!
We did our Secret Santa but not in the usual way. We sat in a circle and all got a gift. Our storyteller Megan read us a Christmas story and we had to pass the gifts left or right whenever the story we were told used the words "left" or "right". So we all ended up with a different gift. Much hilarity was had!
A reminder about subs being due in January. £42 for 2019. Payment details were shared with everyone. Please contact us if you need more information.
A great end to 2018 and we are all looking forward to more fun and friendship in 2019.
WHAT DID WE DO IN OUR NOVEMBER 2018 MEETING?
November 14, 2018
We were very lucky to have Jackie from Just Jacks come and demonstrate the art of cocktail making on 14 November. She showed us how to make 4 cocktails:
Passion fruit martini / Porn star martini
Here is the recipe card for those of you who missed it!
She also shared the fact that us Faringdonians ordered Espresso martinis the most!
We welcomed Veronica, our new WI advisor, to Folly Dollies. It was great to meet her and have the chance to hear what other WIs and the Federation are up to.
We talked about Women Hold Up Half The Sky event on Saturday 17 November. Please donate a cake/biscuits. Contact us to arrange dropping off your donations.
Please remember to sign up for the cake rota at the next meeting. Volunteers are needed for next year.
Please contact us with ideas of speakers for next year's programme. We want to have another great selection of events, so please tell us what you would like to hear about.
Our next meeting is the Christmas party. Once again, the catering is by Lou Smith. We encourage you to bring a friend (for a donation). Please also remember a Secret Santa gift (approx £5) and a donation for the OFWI food bank.
Subs for next year is due in January and will be £42 for the year. Envelopes will be provided next month with payment details.
We look forward to seeing you all next month to see out the year in style.
We welcomed a representative from New Life Nepal Support Trust at our last meeting on 10th October.
We learnt about this small UK charity which supports an orphanage and health clinic in the far west of Nepal. The Nepalis who run this project are always looking for ways to relieve poverty in the local community and to make a greater difference.
One amazing thing, is a little money in the UK goes a very long way in Nepal. It cost just £7 to take the whole orphanage out for the day!
We also welcomed two visitors who had just moved into the area and were interested to see what the Folly Dollies were like! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and would love to see you back for our cocktail and mocktail session in November.
We all agreed to support the Women Hold Up Half The Sky event in Faringdon in November - more details on the News page.
Thank you all for coming and look forward to seeing you on 14th November.
RESOLUTIONS AND MANDATES
October 24, 2018
The 2018/19 resolutions shortlist is now available. Read the shortlist and find out more about the next steps for WIs to take.