Meetings Programme


All meetings subject to change

Wednesday 3rd November
Guest Speaker: Penny Dean OBE

Penny is the Chair of the Dwarf Sports Association. She will talk to us about Dwarfism and coping with childhood, marriage, children, society etc .

Friday 10th December
Christmas Party Night!

This year we will be hosting our own SWI Christmas Dinner and Disco at Dobcross Band Club with a three course meal, disco, games and much more.

Get your glad rags on and eat, drink and be merry!

Please reserve your ticket by emailing WETS. We are taking deposits of £10 now and when paying by BACS use description PARTY


Wednesday 5th January
Guest speaker: GINNY ALEXANDER

The Worshipful Mayor Of Oldham 2019 – 2020 & 2020 – 2021

The role of the Mayor is to be an ambassador for Oldham and represent the Borough at a variety of events and functions.

Due to Covid19 Ginny had a 2 year term of office which ended in May 2021.

We will hear about her time in the office of Mayor of Oldham with her husband, Adrian, as the Mayor’s Consort.

Wednesday 2nd February
Guest speaker: HOME INSTEAD Local home care provider

Local home care provider Home Instead provide support in the home and offer many CAREgiver services.

They will talk to us about how to recognise the early signs of dementia and how to deal with and care for those in need.

Wednesday 2nd March
Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting followed by a quiz with Quizmaster Paul Norfolk.

Wednesday 6th April
Guest speaker: ESME WARD

Esme Ward was appointed as Director of Manchester Museum in April 2018. She is the first woman to hold the role in its 125 year history. Prior to this, she was Head of Learning Engagement at Manchester Museum and the Whitworth, where she led the growth of audiences and programmes, to include award-winning early years, health and culture and age friendly work. For several years, she worked alongside Maria Balshaw on the £15 million transformation of The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester.

Wednesday 4th May
Guest speaker: MISBA KHAN

Misba describes herself as an ‘ordinary’ mum turned rambler, turned polar skier. She was part of the Women’s Euro-Arabian, North Pole Expedition 2018. Misba was one of our Zoom speakers in 2020 and proved so very popular that she has agreed to come and talk to us face to face and hopefully she will bring some of her expedition gear with her.

Wednesday 1st June
Guest speaker: Reverend DAVID IRELAND

Chief Executive of Francis House Children’s Hospice

As architect for the Rainbow Family Trust, David oversaw the conversion of a former convent into Francis House Children’s Hospice in 1990. He will talk to us about the hospice and the work done there as well as the fundraising treks and events he has undertaken to raise funds.

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.