Tarvin Community Centre
Street Farm, Kelsall Road, Tarvin, CH3 8NR
Edna Rose Room Community Centre
Tarvin Community Centre
By Lyn Barry - 8th November 2015 6:00am
Tarvin WI October 2015 Monthly Meeting held in the Edna Rose Room at Tarvin Community Centre got off to a lively start when the President, Irene Wilkinson opened the meeting to welcome members and guests to a very well attended evening.
DUDDON AND CLOTTON W.I.
A musical evening was held at the Duddon & Clotton WI to which all local WIs were invited. Eight Tarvin WI members went along and everyone was entertained by a Ukele Band making it a most memorable evening. An encore event at some future date is to be planned.
TARVIN COMMUNITY CENTRE QUIZ
Tarvin WI members took part in the Community Centre Quiz which was thoroughly enjoyed by all in the room that evening. Although they did not win, they felt that they had not done so badly and three of the members were delighted to win a raffle prize. The event made £410 which will go towards the new Community Centre kitchen. It is good to see the community getting together to have some fun.
CHESTER HOOT ROUTE AND LUNCH AT THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL, CHESTER
On a fair day, several members, dividing into groups of four, meandered through Chester City Centre shopping centre at a leisurely pace armed with a Hoot Route map. They ventured into several shops to identify the Chester Museum artefacts on display. Morning Coffee was a must. Some members picked up ideas for unusual Christmas Presents during the walk. The route was completed in time to meet up at The Commercial Hotel for an excellent lunch with those not walking. Everyone agreed the Hoot walk was lots of fun and a good day was had by all.
THE CHESTER WI FEDERATION AUTUMN MEETING
The Autumn Meeting was held at Winsford Lifestyle Centre and attended by a number of Tarvin WI members. After all members were updated with business matters everyone was treated to wonderful cameo memories from individual ladies of the Hough and District WI's Creative Writing Group. We all agreed were really very good. An inspiration to other WIs. After lunch we were introduced to Ann Diamond, broadcaster, journalist and T.V. Presenter who was our speaker for the event. Ann didn't disappoint! She was great fun, extremely interesting and most of all, 'just like she is on the T.V.' Totally relaxed in her own skin she regaled us, not only with exciting events of her life and career, but also on a more serious note, she described the loss of her son's cot death which inspired her to start a T.V. campaign to raise awareness about the prevention of such tragic incidents. To date, she is a renowned health campaigner.
FOREST GROUP MEETING
The Forest Group Meeting was attended by 18 members who really enjoyed Claire O'Neill's songs from down memory lane. Despite having a problem with her throat, Claire sang beautifully. They were particularly delighted to hear her rendition of a piece from Madam Butterfly. Nancy Williams got second prize in the War Postcards competition.
FASHION FACTS FIZZ AND FUN
Tarvin members who attended the event enjoyed the evening full of activities including a fashion show, a display depicting 100 years of the WI and the evening finished with a glass of Fizz. It is said those who didn't attend missed a treat!
HARRY HAMILTON : CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FEATHERED KIND
We were entertained this evening by Harry Hamilton and three of his feathered friends. Harry has been working with birds of prey since 1989. He began as a craftsman, making falconry equipment and then became involved in the rescue and rearing of the birds. He hand rears all his birds and has a variety in his care. The owls he brought for us to see this evening were Tilly a female White Faced Scops, Zephie a female Barn Owl and Barney a European Eagle Owl. The two smaller birds were separately taken around the room by Chloe, Harry's 10 year old granddaugher. The birds were tethered to her protected gloved hand on which they perched quite happily. We were informed about their habits and allowed to stroke each bird. Harry himself, handled the Eagle Owl and was able to demonstrate the bird of prey spanning its wings. It was obvious that Harry and Chloe loved the birds. It was an enjoyable experience. The vote of thanks was given by Nancy Williams.
'Tilly' White Faced Owl
'Zephie' Female Barn Owl
'Barney' European Eagle Owl
Later, Members had time for tea and biscuits, to arrange activities with friends old and new and catch up on the latest news. The unusual evening finally ended. What a hoot!
Next Meeting : Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 25 November, 2015. Please note we will meet at the earlier time of 7 pm. After GM business our speaker for the evening will be Susan Barker with a Hands-on Card Making Demonstration. You will be very welcome and we hope to meet some of you.