Tuesday, 18 November 2008

**Talwrn Christmas Fair**

The Talwrn Village Fair will be held in the village hall at 6:30pm on Friday 5th December.

Talwrn Lite WI is holding a "Bottle Tombola". If possible, we would like three donations from each member. This could be in the form of pop, bubble bath, ketchup - anything in a bottle.

If you are able to contribute, please bring your bottles to the next meeting on Wednesday 3rd December at 7:30pm.

Your help on the stall would also be appreciated if you can spare some time.


Young groups and businesses often find marketing difficult. So if you have a group or business that you would like to share with our WI or visitors to the site. Please submit details/URL via email to: talwrnlitewi@yahoo.co.uk

The details you provide will be verified and if appropriate added to this info board under the label of "Links".

http://www.craftisland.co.uk/ - a provider of quality papercrafting supplies for card makers and scrapbooking.

http://www.menaistraitswi.org.uk/photo-gallery.html - This is the site of a WI group based in Menai Bridge, Anglesey.

http://www.guilsfieldwi.org.uk/ - This is the site of Guilsfield WI which is three miles from Welshpool.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Anglesey Federation WI Newsletter - November 2008

From the chair:

Dear fellow members.

How quickly the time has come once again for our annual meetings. I hope you are all prepared to take your WI successfully into the future. All our branches maintained their membership this year, with nine showing an increase. Please be prepared to take office when approached.

Another bit of good news was the granting of £1000 from the Co-operative for our restoration fund.

The Board of Trustees would like to thank all WIs for their fund raising efforts.

C. Audrey Jones (Federation Chairman)


It's not too late to get a ticket for the Black Tie Dinner Dance, held at the Bulkeley Hotel, Beaumaris on 15th November. Tickets are available from Delyth Jones at a cost of £30 each.


Salsa Dancing - will start on Monday 17th November at 7.30 to 8:30pm at St Cyngar's Church Hall, Llangefni. There is a £1 nominal charge per visit.


2009 WI Diaries - contact the AFWI Office asap before they go!


Lynn from Llandwyn WI would like to thank all those who have been knitting jumpers for aids babies. She has been over-whelmed by your response and generosity.

The last delivery date for the jumpers is the first week of December, therefore, jumpers will be greatly accepted (brought into the AFWI office) up until the last week of November.


The winner of the Taylor's of Harrogate, Yorkshire Tea cake, was Sheila Phillips who provided the correct answer of 2%.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Meeting - Wednesday 5th November 2008

At the November 2008 meeting of Talwrn Lite WI we would like our members to get to know each other.

To do this we ask all members to bring a photograph of themselves when they were young along to the meeting. We will then need to guess who is who. There will be a prize for the person that can match the most names to the photographs.

Also at this meeting we would like our members to suggest activities, guest speakers, trips etc so that the diary for the year ahead can be planned and booked. There will be an idea box available at the hall for those ladies who would prefer not to speak out at the meeting.

All feedback is appreciated - it's your Women's Institute so tell us what you would like.


This meeting turned out to be so much fun.

To mix everybody up and get us all talking to people we perhaps didn't know, we held a speed-date format get to know you session - it did exactly that! It's quite surprising what you learn about people. Obviously the wine made us slightly more chatty than usual, with the last of us leaving the hall after midnight!

The photograph game got a few of us guessing with Rachael and Pam being joint winners.

We had a whole host of suggestions for our 2008/2009 programme of events. Pam will have her hands full sorting out all the requests. For the lady who requested Len from Strictly...sorry, we are not able to help on this occasion, but who knows what we can do in the future!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Anglesey Federation WI Newsletter - October 2008

Two new WIs have been established: Talwrn Lite WI and Menai Straits WI.

Tai Chi - In view of the recent success of the afternoon sessions, we are hoping to run another course in the near future.

WISE - Women in Sensible Exercise - there will be taster sessions in Welsh Clog Dancing, Golf Salsa Dancing & Croquet - details to follow in next newsletter.

2009 WI Diaries are available - contact the office asap before they all go!

Knitted Father Christmas (any size) - entries into the federation office by 6th October in readiness for Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Folk Singing Workshop - Sat 8th November 10am-3pm WI Hall, cost £14, names & cheques to the federation office by 28th October.

Ball/Dinner Dance with live music - 15th November - Bulkeley Hotel Beaumaris. Tickets £30 per head, contact Delyth Jones (closing date 28/10/08). All proceeds in aid of the WI Hall Restoration Fund.

Salsa Dancing - Starting 17th, 24th November, 1st, 8th 15th December - 5 Monday evenings followed by 5 more sessions in the New Year at 7.30pm until 8.30 at St Cyngar's Church Hall, Llangefni. Nominal charge £1 per visit.

Bilingual St David's Day Celebration - 27th February 2009 - Lastra Hotel. Welsh choir and hotpot supper £8 per head for a splendid evening. Details to follow.

Conference of Wales - April1st (Concert) and 2nd (Conference) 2009 - names of interested parties wishing t0 join a trip for an overnight stay by end of November - numbers are limited.

Denman Taster Day - 18th may 2009 - £95 including travel and B&B. Names and £25 deposit by 28th October 2008. Places are restricted.

Please remember if you pay for tickets for an event or outing and you are not able to attend, it is Federation Policy that no refunds are given.

The Women's Institute

The ideals of the Women's Institute of truth, justice, tolerance and fellowship are as strong and important now in the 21st century as they were at the birth of the WI in 1915.

The WI is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. It exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Who's Who in Talwrn Lite WI

Here are the details of the current Talwrn Lite WI Post holders
Llinos Davies

Delyth Roberts

Ann V Jones

WI Life Magazine

WI Life magazine is published eight times a year. WI Life is delivered to more than 200,000 WI members. Featuring articles and news stories showcasing the diversity and wide-ranging interests of members.

In keeping with the WI eco-friendly philosophy, the magazine is printed on 100 per cent recycled paper, using vegetable, rather than chemical-based, inks. The magazine wrapping is completely biodegradable too!

News Desk

This is where you will find any "breaking" WI news (both local and national).


If members would like to subscribe to nfwi news via emails in 2009, go to www.thewi.org.uk/resources and complete an on-line form.

Copies of previous issues of nfwi news can also be down loaded from the website by going to www.thewi.org/members


NFWI Open Days

Members have the opportunity to visit NFWI HQ this year during 2-3 December 2009. There are sixty places available each day, on a first come, first served basis at the following times:

11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Information on how to apply for these free days can be found in the September issue of WI Life.

Women's Institute Campaigns

This is the section where you will find Women's Institute campaigns.

Contact Us

If you require more information about Talwrn Lite Women's Institute, please email:

You can follow Talwrn Lite WI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/talwrnlitewi

Saturday, 4 October 2008

About Talwrn Lite WI

The village of Talwrn on Anglesey, is a small close knit community, with only a school, one shop and a village hall.

In the Autumn of 2008 an invitation went out to the ladies of the village asking if they would be interested in having a WI group. It was a definite "yes"! It was decided that Talwrn would have a "Lite" WI, as the ladies felt there was a need for a more social WI group rather than going down the traditional route... you could say the rest is history!

The majority of the members are in the thirty to fifty age group, although we have members both younger and older than this.

Our aim is to have fun, learn and provide a social platform for the ladies in the community under the umbrella of the WI.


Hello, and welcome to the first post on Talwrn Lite WI blog.