Friday, 19 March 2010

SHWI's next top model...

Ladies and, well, just ladies, here is a lovely photo of your SHWI Committee for 2009/10.

Here's a guide to who's who:

The dons (or something like that)
President: Lindsay Garfitt
Secretary: Kim Whelan
Treasurer: Jen Marsden

The mafia
Vice President: Lisa McCalla
Assistant Secretary: Amy Bradley
Assistant treasurers: Vicky Porteous & Zowie Forwood
Events assistants: Sarah Waterhouse & Blanche Duggleby
Fundraising assistants: Rosie Bates & Ruth Kirkman
Sub-committee: Lucy Crookes & Katie Mountain

Back row, from left to right: Amy, Lucy, Katie, Kim, Blanche, Vicky, Ruth and Lisa.

Front row, left to right: Jen, Rosie, Sarah and Lindsay.

March's Meeting with Milly

We had wonderful Barnsley author Milly Johnson as our guest speaker at March's meeting. She was a thoroughly entertaining speaker and inspired us all to go home and clear the clutter (read A Spring Affair and you'll know what I mean...).

Kim, Milly, Linz and Jen

Milly has three books out and a new one due out in May...can't wait! Go to for more on SHWI's new favourite author!

See you later alligator...

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Knitting Night...

SHWI held its first charity knitting night last week, organised by Rosie.

Thirteen ladies got together to knit or crochet 8" squares which will be donated to the Knit-a-Square charity and made into blankets for AIDS orphans.

We'll be holding more knitting nights in future so keep your eyes peeled for details.

That's all for now...

Friday, 5 March 2010

Burlesque evening...

Our February meeting was a fabulous burlesque evening with Deadly Nightshade and Cherry Du Bois.

The girls told us about how they got into burlesque and taught us a burlesque-style dance to 'Hey Big Spender'.

We had a record number of guest - 33 - along with over 60 members and even ran out of chairs at one point!

Thanks to everyone who came and hope to see you all at the next meeting where author Milly Johnson will be our speaker.

Adios amigos. x