Posh Hats Event
Shirley Harrison gave a very humorous report on the Posh Hats event in October organised by the Forest Group.
Members from several local WIs attended the event filling the hall to capacity. Several ladies took the opportunity of arriving wearing a hat themselves and this created a glamorous atmosphere for the afternoon.
The sumptuous tea was followed by a display of beautiful hats described in great detail by Sue Haskey of Felicity Hats, Warrington. Sue informed us that she advises clients to bring their outfit to the shop so the most suitable hat can be found to complement both the client and the outfit. Clients have the option of buying or hiring a hat.
Some members of the audience were invited to model a hat chosen by Sue and later others were invited to join the parade to model a hat of their own choosing. It was a fun afternoon and not to be missed. Hats off to The Forest Group President Irene Wilkinson and the team of volunteers for the organization of a splendid event.
CFWI Autumn Meeting.
Maureen Walsh reported on the meeting at the Storyhouse in Chester at which Tarvin was well represented.
Rosea Daniels, was the morning speaker and she shared several memorable events from her official role as an ex-Mayor of Chester.
This was followed after lunch by Eve Pollard OBE who, as well as being past editor of The Sunday Express, the Sunday Mirror and Elle Magazine she had become famous as the mother of Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman. She is a very colourful character, larger than life but despite this she is continuing to fight the cause for women as Vice Chairman for the Well-being of Women charity. Entertaining us with her numerous humorous tales was a confession that in order to learn how to network she used to put her children to bed and then join her male colleagues down at the pub. Quite a difficult task to climb the career ladder in a male dominated society. (Maureen Walsh)
Visiting Speaker – Hazel Griffiths 'Motion on the Ocean'
Hazel explained how after being disillusioned with her banking career she embarked on her first cruise on the PO ship Arcadia.
Like many of us she became smitten with cruising, so much so that she is now a much sought after freelance port speaker. She spends an enormous amount of preparation time researching information and collecting photographs ready for her ship talks. She has visited a wide selection of ports including Iceland, Venice, St.Petersburg, Rome, only to name a few, and remarked how history can come alive with visits to these places. She certainly made a step in the right direction to make a life changing decision enabling her to experience such amazing adventures. We all left wondering where we might cruise to next. (Maureen Walsh) Photo IMG 3835.JPG
The President Margaret Matthews closed the very busy and enjoyable meeting after reminding members about The Annual General Meeting taking place on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at an earlier time of 7 pm.