Archive of previous meetings
We had a triumphant Plant Sale using the generous contributions of our members. All plants were sold eventually and a grand total of £261 was raised!
Camilla from Capital Bee gave a fascinating talk about her city bee-keeping.
Our first Annual meeting, where we voted for our President for the next year, well done Gill! The Committee now consists of Ann, Gill, Jackie, Kay, Lotte, Phoenix and Yvonne.
We also voted for the two nationally chosen Resolutions - Don’t fear the smear and the A call against the decline in local buses.
We had a Getting to Know You chat. In pairs, changing around every five minutes, we answered the questions - What three words describe you best and why? and What was your best holiday? Great fun for all involved.
Author Susan Elliot Wright gave a talk on her life in writing and a reading from her current novel The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood.
When Tracie Met Edith - an illustrated talk about her trip to see her sponsored child in Uganda and the work of World Vision. www.worldvision.org.uk
Nicole gave a fantastic talk about her trip to Antartica, where she observed numerous penguins, albatrosses, seals and whales.
We decided to make the whole evening social time with wine and nibbles, while Lynda hosted a very challenging but entertaining Christmas quiz.
Diane demonstrated how to make fantastic bobble hats out of toilet rolls and Ann made a gorgeous Christmas wreath.
Dionne gave a fascinating demonstration on how to make one of her beautiful button cards. She also gave an interesting account of her time living in Qatar.
There was a viewing of the documentary Archibald Cameron Corbett: The Man and the Houses.The film had its inaugural screening in Catford on Saturday 20 January 2018 and has since had a number of screenings in and around London to great reviews.
Also, Team Catford came to talk to Corbett WI about the Masterplan regeneration of Catford town centre.
We put our thinking caps on to answers some challenging and entertaining questions asked by Lynda from her Women themed quiz.
Dave Potter gave a talk about his conserves, jams and chutneys, which he makes from local finds and sells under the name of Potter’s Preserves. He can be found at Blackheath Farmers’ Market on the first Sunday of each month.
Ann gave a fascinating talk on her time working as a croupier in a casino.
Mandy Rawsthorne talked about her self published book This is Your Time.
Katherine gave a talk on Woodlands Farm Trust, where she works as a volunteer.