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Last Updated 14.12.14
There will be no handicrafts group this month (December) as it's too near to Christmas
For anyone trying to access our Facebook site under the name Saddleworth WI please note that it has been blocked for the time being whilst we change its status from a Profile to a Page.
However, in order to provide you with a continuous link to our Facebook site the information is available temporarily under the name "Jess Moreland".
Come and join us on Wednesday 3 December for our Christmas Party.
A good old traditional Christmas get together with mince pies, mulled wine and The 12 Days of Christmas - it doesn't get much better than that!
Tea and Tents is an awesome camping get-together exclusively for WI Members. The inaugural Tea and Tents event was in June 2014 in the Peak District and is back by popular demand!
Tea and Tents 2015 will be from 17 July to 19 July at Walesby Forest, Nottinghamshire.
There will be a full weekend of activities planned and there are various sorts of accommodation available. The cost for camping for the weekend is £45.00 per person (bring your own tent) and organisers are expecting in the region of 500 WI Members to attend this year.
Full information is available on the Tea and Tents Website if you are interested in going and tickets are on sale from 9 am on Sunday 23 November via the Tea and Tents website and are expected to sell out very quickly.
This was a well attended and enjoyable night with 51 quizzers getting their thinking caps on led by quiz masters Pam and Geoff. The winning team of six "Nearly Retired" (obviously too much time on their hands) won a bottle of wine each.
This was our first quiz night and we'll be having a repeat early next year.
It was a very emotional and poignant Remembrance Sunday up at Pots & Pans cenotaph this year. Jess, of the Saddleworth WI, says it was her great privilege as President to share the service with her fellow members and friends and a most humbling experience to lay a wreath at the foot of the monument.
Once again the people of Saddleworth and beyond showed their solidarity and respect in epic proportions. The centenary service was made all the more special by a low flying plane, flown by a member of the Rotary, which dropped hundreds of poppy petals across the hillside and the Last Post which was played beautifully by a member of the brass band.
Long may this tradition continue.
What a Night! A massive thank you to everyone that came to our Christmas Markets this year. It was packed with loads of brilliant stalls and gorgeous gifts.
An especially big thank you to the Saddleworth Hotel and their staff. They were amazing helping with the setting up and running of the evening.
We've had the figures in now and raised just over one thousand pounds in two hours which is an incredible achievement.
This is a fantastic amount of money which will go towards Oldham Bereavement Support Services which will, in turn, pay for training volunteers to counsel, help and support men, women and children who have lost a loved one.
None of this could have been achieved without the support of the people of Saddleworth, our members, our guests and the brilliant stall holders.
Thank you again to everyone!
If it's snowing on the day of a meeting at the Saddleworth Hotel please check the website after 4 pm as there will be a notification on the Home Page if the meeting has been cancelled.
Membership fees for 2015 are £36.00. If you would like to download a Form to complete and take to the next meeting click here.