October minutes

Gothic Valley WI minutes

Meeting Type:                  Monthly meeting

Meeting Date:                  10/10/2013

Meeting location:           The Shaftesbury N19

Opened at:         7:30pm                 By:          Holly Peterson



Approval of previous minutes:  Taken as read

Items discussed:             

1 Holly introduced the meeting with an overview of the WI. The structure of the WI as a whole was discussed.


2 Matters arising

There were no matters arising.


3 Website write up

Julia volunteered to write up meeting for the website.


4 GVWI News

Holly thanked Corinne for coming up with a very short notice quiz last month after our speaker.

Holly thanked everyone who responded to the survey about joining the GVWI.




Around the WIs

Catherine visited Clapham WI attended the inaugural meeting of the new WI in Walthamstow.


6 Campaigns and local initiatives

Julia announced the GVWI will be collecting Christmas gifts for Solace Women’s Aid. More information will be available in the newsletter and upcoming meetings.

7 Upcoming events

MFWI is doing a trip to the William Morris gallery in Walthamstow on 20 October.


Art Macabre is doing a Day of the Dead themed drawing salon on 31/10/20113


Catherine is doing a stall at CSM Halloween Party.


BiblioGoth is reading the Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter and will be meeting on 3/11/2013 at the Central Station pub in Kings Cross.


Stroud Green WI’s annual meeting is 21/10/2013 and will be decorating cupcakes after the business.

Shoreditch Sisters meets on the 4th Tuesday at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and is doing boobs and bra fittings and general breast awareness.


9 Holly encouraged everyone to join GVWI.


10 Break for refreshments


11 Clare Richmond and Helene Connolly gave a very interesting talk on their work with high street regeneration and led a lively discussion afterwards.


  Closing remarks by the President




Actions agreed:                               

  Action Person responsible Completion date
  Write a brief review of the meeting. Julia/Holly? TBA


Report from Treasurer: There was no report from the Treasurer, as this occurs quarterly.

AOB:                      No other business.

Next meeting:                  14/11/2013         And thereafter:                12/12/2013



WI Secretary Extraordinaire and founding member of the 'overworked WI secretaries' club. She cooks, preserves, knits and drinks (sometimes all at the same time) and likes cats.

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