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Becoming Official

Back in September 2016 our President Becky and Secretary Kat held our first preliminary meeting to see if there was enough interest in Tooting to form a local WI.

We were delighted to fill out the Holy Trinity Church and just a few months later we were inaugurated as an official WI. New members got to vote on the President and approve the Committee.

With a varied and exciting programme we can’t wait for the year ahead. New members and guests very welcome.

 

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Tooting WI Marches 4 Women

We joined thousands of Londoners to rally at March4Women, showing our support for gender equality.

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November Meeting: Annual General Meeting

This meeting is an opportunity for existing and prospective members to share local matters of interest and give their input on they want from our WI over the year ahead. We will also vote on who should be part of the Committee to steer the organization over 2018.  We will invite the local MP to attend to share in the discussion.

More details to come.

 

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October Meeting: Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health is one of the most topical national health issues. At this meeting, we will ask mental health practitioner to share their insights on how to help and respond to someone experiencing a serious mental health issue.

More details to come closer to the event.

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September Meeting: Food Issues

Reducing food waste is one of the WI’s key campaigns for 2017. At this session we hosted Transition Town Tooting, a local volunteer force committed to the topic of sustainability and climate change.

We heard about their community gardening project, upcoming Foodival event and how to make Kohlrabi Carpaccio!

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August Meeting: Self Defence

At this meeting we hosted local defence school United Krav Maga and got some practical know-how. Check out Instagram for photos of the session.

If you missed the meeting or want to improve women’s only self defence classes run at Tooting Leisure Centre.

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July Meeting: Picnic on the Common

At this meeting we took advantage of the long Summer evenings and warmer weather to get some fresh air while enjoying a picnic and a game of rounders.

We met on the south west corner of the common – walk up Elmbourne Road and turn right onto the common at Louisville Road. See the map below.

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December Meeting: Christmas Crafts

It’s nearly Christmas and our last Tooting WI meeting of 2017 – join us for some Christmas crafty fun and a cheeky glass of mulled wine!

Craft Stations
We’ll have three different craft stations

1. Bauble Making
2. Wreath Making
3. Christmas Gingerbread Ornament Painting

What you need to bring

FESTIVE SNACKS – bring along some festive snacks to share. We’ll provide the mulled wine.

SPARE CHANGE – for our December raffle!

GREENERY – we need plenty of greenery to make the wreathes and share among the group.

COAT HANGERS – you need to wire coat hangers to make a wreathe – like the ones you get from dry cleaners. Raid your wardrobes and bring some along!

 

Guests: £4, free for members

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June Meeting: WI Campaigns

The WI is famous for its campaigns and promoting positive change on a wide range of issues since it started – from climate change to equal pay, from food waste reduction to the plight of the bee. The resolutions and mandates process means every campaign starts within the national membership.

In this meeting we learned about Organ Donation and the powerful ways it can save and impact lives. We heard touching stories from an organ recipient and from members with loved ones who became donors. Thanks to the NHS organ donation nurses Hayley and Clare for their insights.