Happy New Year and looking forward to Spring

Very best wishes for a happy New Year to all our Sanderstead WI members and interested parties.  We were delighted that in 2023 we were able to regularly meet in person and our Christmas Party and our lunch in December, were both enjoyed by so many of us.  We start the new year afresh and can look forward to a programme of excellent Speakers.

Looking forward to the next few months, February is the month of celebrating LGBT+ History Month and Rewind: This is Croydon’s Music is a new exhibition that looks to unveil the rich history of music within the borough of Croydon and will open at the Museum of Croydon on 8 February. We are also having a book sale at our February meeting so please bring any books you have finished reading and would like to donate to our book sale. The proceeds will all go to our WI.

International Women’s Day is on Friday 8 March, and we are celebrating this early with our Art `n Craft club meeting on 12 February and 21st February at Sanderstead Library at 2-3pm. We will have information on our WI and would love to see and meet new potential members there. Our Games Club will also be there on 26 February so come along if you are interested in finding out more about the Sanderstead WI and joining us.

On 9 March there will be the Million Women Rise March to end male violence in all forms against women and girls. March is a busy month as there is also `The Great British Clean` from Friday 15 -31 March to keep Britain tidy and remove the litter. We hope that all of us can do our bit whether it’s joining the march and/or picking up some litter to improve our local environment.

Our WI motto is INSPIRING WOMEN, so we invite you to keep smiling, be resilient, ingenious and committed to supporting each other.

Very best wishes,

Linda E and Carol M