Meetings Programme

All meetings subject to change


Wednesday 1st June

Saddleworth WI’s contribution to our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
An evening of food, fizz and fun!
There will be games, competition, a Royal quiz and singing. Dress up if you wish, garden party style or in red white and blue.

Visitors (i.e. non members) attending the Jubilee Jamboree, will be asked to pay a £5 contribution towards the refreshments in addition to the usual £3 visitor’s fee.

Wednesday 6th July
Guest speaker: Sarah Kelly – The Shipman Investigation

Sarah is an award winning communications consultant who currently works in international development. In 1997, when Sarah was Press Officer with Greater Manchester Police, she received a call to tell her that a local GP was being investigated by the police. Sarah found herself managing the communications between the media and police for an investigation into Britain’s most prolific serial killer and an inquiry that became international news.

Wednesday 3rd August
Guest speaker: Baerbel Grayson – With and without the Berlin Wall

Baerbel is a retired German teacher from Blue Coat School. She grew up not far from the Berlin Wall in West Germany but had family and friends in East Germany. She tells us what life was like with and without the Wall.

Wednesday 7th September
Guest speaker: Babs Bray A – Z of De-clutter

Babs had always enjoyed cleaning and keeping a tidy home. After working cleaning offices early on in her career, she set up her own business. She soon had 75 regular commercial and domestic clients. Babs subsequently sold the business. She now focuses on helping people declutter and enjoys showing her clients the benefits gained by getting rid of ‘stuff’. She has written a book The A – Z of Declutter, the proceeds of which go to her daughter’s charity, The Lily-Jo Project.

Wednesday 5th October
Guest speaker:
Father Philip Sumner from Oldham Interfaith Forum

The mission of Oldham Interfaith Forum is to promote harmony, understanding and co-operation between all members of the community, especially with regard to issues that relate to faith and belief. Father Phil is currently Parish Priest of St. Mary’s with St. Patrick’s in Oldham and Rural Dean for Oldham, Ashton and Mossley. He was the first chair of the Forum and still serves as a Trustee. Father Phil has been the Chair for many organisations, a presenter on the radio and has lectured for UNESCO in several parts of the world.

Wednesday 2nd November
Guest speaker:
O’Donnell Solicitors – Wills

A team from our local O’Donnell solicitors will talk to us about the importance of an up-to-date will. We will hear about this subject from different angles and how modern family life can impact on this.