January 2nd 2018

Happy New Year everyone!
Well 2018 is upon us, where did 2017 go?  We had a good year last year and lets hope that this one will be even better. Our meeting on Wednesday will allow us to rejoin and catch up with each other. Unfortunately Paulette has got flu so I will be taking over for this meeting. 
Please remember to bring along your cup, a bit of craft, a pen and be ready to make a decision about the resolutions!
Donations of cake or biscuits will be welcome as usual.
See you all there.

Decemberr 6th 2017

Can you believe it's that time of the year again !! Our last meeting this year.

Join us for an evening of pre-Christmas fun.
A Barn Dance, refreshments, raffle prizes, birthday greetings,
carol singing with our Ladies with Voices and another chance to socialise with each other.
Come along, PARTY and join in the fun.

Wishing you all
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Next meeting 3rd January 2018

1st November 2017

We continue to meet at our new venue, The Ripple Centre, Barking, IG11 7FN at 7pm. 
(opposite Lidl Supermarket)
This month is our Annual Quiz with prizes and social time for chat, tea, cakes and enjoyment.
Come along and join us. See you there!!


We welcome Samantha Hamilton who is a local Solicitor, as our speaker this month. Her talk is on Wills and Probate. An educational and interesting evening.

As usual there will be tea, coffee, cakes and chatter along with updates from our clubs.

Come along and join in our birthday celebrations, First Ladies 7th and Federation 100th.

September 2017

Dear Ladies
Your committee visited the Hall at the Ripple Centre to plan our meeting for September and are so excited on your behalf as our new meeting venue has all the requirements we have been searching for.
The hall is on the ground floor with disabled access, ample locked storage, WiFi, a well equipped kitchen and secure parking behind the Centre. Transport links are easily accessible to the Centre which has the facilities to grow as the membership develop our repertoire of activities.

The Ripple Centre, 121-125 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7FN,

Our next meeting is on September 6th, at 7pm. We are welcoming our speaker, Sally Browne. She will be demonstrating Sugar Craft for cakes and we will get a chance to participate.

Enjoy your summer and we will see you in September for an exciting evening of learning and fun with tea, cakes and coffee, as usual.

May 2017 Meeting

MAY 3rd 2017

This month is our Annual meeting where we look back at the year and sort out our committee for the next year.  At the moment we have five nominees which is a bit short of our normal eight members that we need. Hopefully some of you might consider putting yourself forward and nominations will be accepted up to the start of the meeting. Being a committee member is an important role but with us all helping each other it is not an onerous task.

Don't forget to bring along something that you have made or shows your interests because if we have time we can have a "show and tell"and talk to each other to get to know each other a bit better.  We also have one of the Essex advisers coming along and explaining a bit about the resolutions before we vote for our For and Against each one. 
Please come along to the meeting and put your votes to good use!!

There will of course be the usual tea, coffee and cake!

See you there

April 5th Meeting 2017

April 5th 2017 Meeting

Spring is finally here!  Hope you are  enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.
This month we have Brian Carline coming to talk to us about Days of Dolly Blue and Izal?? i remember both of these so that shows my age !!!

Don't forget that we need some nominees for our committee. we have four people standing down so we need you to think about whether you can become a committee member. 

Don't forget to bring your mugs and as usual we welcome donations of cakes and biscuits!!

See you on Wednesday and please try and get there before 7pm so that we can start on time.

March 1st 2017

MARCH 1st 2017

Hopefully you are all still wrapping up warm! Winter doesnt seem to have finished yet!  The first signs of spring are with us however. My daffodils are almost flowering and the solitary snowdrop has been out for the last couple of weeks! This month we have Peter Railton coming to talk to us about gardening which will get us all thinking about our gardens and eager to get out there! 

February 1st 2017

FEBRUARY 1st  2017

This month we are welcoming a representative from the London Air Ambulance.  This should be a very informative and useful talk. We don't know when we might need this very valuable service and they rely on donations to keep going so we need to support them! 

Don't forget to bring your cup or mug and donations of cake or biscuits are always welcomed!

Looking forward to seeing you all next week.


We hope you have had a very enjoyable Christmas and New Year.
This first meeting of the year is the annual subscription meeting so hopefully you will be organised to make the payment unless  of course you have done so by bacs.  
We have Councillor Bright coming to speak to us about her role as the borough Women's Ambassador.
We also have the representative of a local food bank coming. Don't forget to bring your donation. The list of suitable donations have been sent to you via email.
The Raffle money this money will be donated to our charity the Barking and Dagenham Carers.
Don't forget to read up about the resolutions because we will be voting at this meeting. Bring along your WI Life.