Hi GVWI Members!
Greetings from your new committee. Wednesday night was our annual meeting, and your WI has elected a new committee and officers. For those of you who weren’t able to join us on Wednesday, we wanted to say hi and tell you a bit about us.
Your new committee is:
Holly Peterson (president), Catherine Currie (vice-president), Elin Sandberg (secretary), Natasha Drennan (treasurer), Daisy Madder, and Sarah Roberts. Many of you will recognise Holly, Catherine, Elin and Daisy as previous members of the committee. We’re thrilled that Natasha has gamely volunteered to be treasurer. Sarah did a great job as part of the Halloween party organising committee and has decided to get more involved.
As always, you can reach us via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. If you want to get involved or have any ideas for activities, speakers or other fun stuff, you can also email me at email@example.com. Catherine and I are going to be working together very closely, so feel free to give either of us a shout at any time.
A huge thanks goes to our outgoing committee, who have worked very hard to bring you lots of great stuff in 2015. Ruth, Fran, Lisa and Madeleine – thank you so much.
We also announced some of the speakers for 2016 at the meeting. A quick round up is below – look out for the member’s newsletter for more details. If you’re not a member, keep posted on our website and Facebook or join us for meetings and we can fill you in!
Events schedule early 2016 (some TBC)
January – A talk about Ada Lovelace by Sydney Padua, author of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
February – a talk and practical demonstration (with optional participation) of belly dance
March – clothing swish and practical wardrobe advice
April – Guerrilla gardening and bee box making
May – the annual GVWI pub quiz
Lastly, thanks to Yvette for running our elections and treating us to some great Victorian parlour games on Wednesday.
We’re really looking forward to a great 2016 with the GVWI!