We hope you like our new title as we think LEISURE covers all our events whether they be active or inactive, physically or mentally challenging.
I am delighted to announce some new events. The application form for the Darts and Dominoes Competition for 2022 is with your Secretary. The Committee is aware that there are issues with distances involved for some matches and venues can also be a problem, especially for darts matches. However, I am always delighted to hear that once arrangements are made you all enjoy meeting up with other WIs and value the friendship and hospitality you find. The pandemic has led to a change in timing for running this event, which might prove to be better for
you. The closing date for entries: Monday, 10 January 2022.
Hopefully, your WI will have met by then. If not when you read this contact your Secretary and volunteer to be part of a team. The schedule will be with you by early February and any preliminary round matches to be played by the end of March. The other rounds would follow over the Spring and Summer with the final in late September or early October. Cost per team is £9.00.
At Cresswell House on Thursday 9 December is the Christmas Pudding Beetle Drive. An afternoon of fun to bring in the festive period, which hopefully will be a happier time for us than 2020. As always I hope you will be tempted by prospect of Christmas cake and cheese. Starts at 13:30 and ticket price is £7.50. This includes refreshments but please let me know if you have any dietary requirements.
Application is via the WI Secretary if your WI is open. If not, members can apply direct to Cresswell House by telephone or email. Do not send any money with application as this will be requested with confirmation of your place/s. Payment will be required within one week of that confirmation or place/s given to another applicant.
Reminder. Tai Chi taster sessions on 10 and 19 November. Hope to see you there. Keep watch – there is more to come in November’s Newsletter.

Northumberland WI

t: 0191 217 0808


11/12 Brenkley Way
Blezard Business Park, Seaton Burn
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 6DS