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Jim Hobson, president, and Margaret, vice-president, of Washington Station WI were the speakers at the Rotary Club of Washington's meeting.
Jim Hobson, president, and Margaret, vice-president, of Washington Station WI were the speakers at the Rotary Club of Washington's meeting.
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Two members from Washington Station WI, president Jan Hobson and vice-president Margaret, were guest speakers at the Rotary Club of Washington’s meeting. Jan began by saying that her club had 28 members and that overall there are 212,ooo members, making it one of the largest organisations in the UK. Each WI is a charity and last year the Institute celebrated its 100th birthday, Margaret said they are always looking to take onboard new ventures and fund raising activities. One of the latest is Craft in Schools. They campaign to keep Britain Tidy, Women’s Health, Family Planning, Food Waste, Care in hospitals. They meet once a month but are involved in lots of community activities. Guests at The Black Bush included Councillor and schools Governor Linda Williams. Vote of thanks was performed by Derek Freeman.

Washington Town Centre Library will be hosting a 3D Rainbow Spring card craft session on March 29 from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. There will also be a spring flowers and poppy tales sessions on March 31 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm.

Washington Millennium Centre will host a learn how to make Grufffalo Storysacks session from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on April 4.

Character art with Daniel Weatheritt will take place in Washington Town Centre Library on April 7 from 2.15pm to 3.15pm. There will also be a Ladybird session on April 5 from 2.15pm to 3,15pm.

Create your own Shakespeare portrait, make an Elizabethan scroll, test your quill skills and write your favourite Shakespeare quote at Washington Town Centre Library on Saturday from 10.30am-noon. For further information, contact Washington Library on 0191 5613441. The session is suitable for all ages but children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.