Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Annual Meeting

The Sapphires WI held their annual meeting on 8th November and l can say that by a unanimous vote our President once more is Adele Hewitt.
Adele has been the inspiration for the Sapphires from 2015, when she first approached the Cheshire Federation to find out about opening a WI in Little Sutton.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Cheshire Federation Autumn meeting

Officers of Little Sutton Sapphires WI attended the Autumn federation meeting for Cheshire at Winsford today (3rd October 2017)
Super event and we had our picture taken with John McCarthy who was guest speaker for the day!

One of the Sapphire members also found a picture taken from the Cheshire Federation page where she asked members to find a Sapphire in the audience.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Chester Pride

Sapphires and members of the Cheshire Federation of Women's Institute at Chester Pride

Gin Festival

A few Sapphires attended the Gin Festival at Chester Rhoodee.

Emmerdale Tour

Sapphires went on the Emmerdale Tour and also popped into Leeds and saw Leeds Pride

Singing in the Rain

Sapphires had a cinema event. Watching Singing in the Rain in a walled Garden in Chester. Take your own seat, nibbles and drinks. Lovely evening

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Burton Manor Garden and Orangery

Some of the Sapphires went on a guided tour of Burton Manor Gardens and then had a lovely cuppa in the Orangery.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Wine Tasting Half yearly Party

What an amazing evening was had last night by members of Little Sutton Sapphires WI. We had our half yearly party to show members our appreciation for supporting our WI with sales tables and raffles.
We had Majestic Wines from Chester to come along and give us an educational speech on white and red wine. Tasters were given to members from different bottles from the "Defination Range" of Majestic wines.
Members enjoyed a buffet after and also decided who was to be the first "Sapphire of the Year 2017 - 2018. The winner was Audrey Powell
Next one of our members Anne Allen, who won first place in the beginners class ( 1A) at the Royal Cheshire Show was awarded the Edwina Oldham Trophy which will be kept for 6 mths and then handed to the other joint winner from Heswall Honey's
Our first bursary award was won by our president Adele, who decided to give it to our Secretary for all her hard work with crafters and promoting the Sapphires wherever she went and for the hard work she does for members entering the cheshire show.
Our President Adele with Anne with her trophy

Sapphires enjoying the night

Hardworking Sapphires

Two more Sapphires enjoying the night
Alice from Majestic wines

Monday, 3 July 2017

Sapphires Supper Evening

Sapphires enjoying an evening at a local restuarant. Loads of fun and chatter and drinks.

Sewing with the Sapphires

Some of our lovely Sapphires Sewing Bunting for our meetings and also making Sapphire Sashes for our walk in November for Remembrance Sunday and also for Pride Chester in August

Monday, 12 June 2017

Echo Arena AGM

The Officers from Little Sutton Sapphires enjoyed their day at the Echo Arena in Liverpool along with 4500 other members.
Two Resolutions where passed:
Alleviating Loneliness and Plastic Soup

The Sapphires dressed in blue and joined other members from the Cheshire Federation
Adele our President and Kerry our Treasurer with their own AGM Selfie

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ukulelee Group

Sapphires have to be different and May's meeting certainly was that. We had a Ukulelee group come along and give us lessons on chord to play the instrument.
We had so much fun with members joining in on a singalong and also playing the chords learnt for more singing

April's meeting

We had one of our members give us a  talk for the April WI meeting. Cathy Bowness who is a flower arranger.
She brought loads of flowers/leaves/ornamants and bits and gave us several demonstrations on basics and small arrangements to try at home.
Loads of enthusiasm by members, so much so pictures went up of members who had tried out Cathy's ideas

Friday, 31 March 2017

Annual Cheshire Council Meeting at Winsford

Little Sutton Sapphires WI attended their first Cheshire Federation Council meeting at Winsford. There were two speakers on the day.
Jennie Williams from Titan ( Cyber Project Officer)
She gave members a talk on the pitfalls of using the internet and what to do to avoid being targeted by fraudsters

The afternoon speaker was Derek Poulson who gave a talk on dialects across the UK, pictured here with a trustee and myself. Sneakily taken by a trustee.


Little Sutton Sapphires WI have been awarded a grant towards a defibrillator to be situated in Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port.
Now we are raising funds to have it fitted and to go on courses to enable use of the machine.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Shirley Valentine

Members of the Sapphires went to Pilgrim Studio's in Birkenhead to watch Shirley Valentine. It was an enjoyable evening

February Crafting

Lynne and Christine Committee Members with their head boppers

 Members enjoying making Toilet Roll hats and Climate Control Hearts. See our President Adele with her head bopper on

More ladies enjoying crafting and members of Little Sutton Sapphires had a fab 1st Birthday Crafting. Can't believe it has been one whole year since we signed the constitution and became part of the Cheshire Federation

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sapphires First Birthday

What an amazing year Little Sutton Sapphires have had! Tonight is our February meeting and a year  has passed since we signed the Constitution to become the 203rd WI in the Cheshire Federation.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Christmas Party

Sapphires didn't hold a meeting in December, instead they had a Christmas Party at the Woodcote House Hotel.
Forty  two of our Eighty two members attended this evening and we had fun.
Santa came to visit us and gave us small gifts. 
We sang songs and our own sapphire version of the Twelve Days of Christmas with actions off all members....
Raffles and a disco and merriment and fun