Here at the Swallowtail WI we love rolling up our sleeves to put our carefully laid plans into action. That’s why our February meeting was a combination of looking to the future, and creating something for right now. Now 2017 is in full swing, we’ve been delighted by how many of our members have renewed, and we’ve already welcomed some new Swallowtails into the fold.
So, our meeting began with lots of exciting news about what we’re going to up to this year – with a particular focus on the upcoming ‘Quiz & Chips’ night are Sprowston Social Club. As a young WI, we’re committed to fundraising so that we can grow our membership and deliver great evenings of entertainment to our girls. So we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the quiz will replicate the fantastic success of last year’s event, and be as much fun as it was in 2016.
It’s great to see how involved our members are getting in the Swallowtails, particularly outside the meetings. Whether it’s been the resolutions meeting by the Norfolk Federation, our book and film clubs or Sunday dog-walking, the enthusiasm and support is truly lovely. Plus, there’s lots of excitement whenever we discuss crafting or making things together.
In fact, the theme of our February meeting was Green Hearts, which we are making to support the #showthelove campaign by the Climate Coalition. Crochet expert Vicki was on hand to help the keen stitchers among us, while others used felt, papercraft, fabric and other textiles to create their hearts. We love the idea behind this campaign, which aims for people to wear their green hearts so they can start discussions about the places they love and how climate change may affect them. The combination of creativity and conversation made for a lovely evening, with the usual delicious cakes and treats on the table to enjoy.
Let’s hope that by doing our small bit, the Swallowtail WI can help the wider movement to protect and celebrate our incredible planet.
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