Saturday, 30 May 2015

Spring Shenanigans and County Capers part 2

It's also been a busy spring across Hertfordshire with lots of events taking place.

April Group Meeting

April saw Herts Belles join seven other local WI's for our spring group meeting hosted by Bricket Wood WI. 

There was a presentation on the history of the Rothschild family and Waddesdon Manor illustrated by an interesting slide show featuring treasures from the collection and the stories behind them.

After tea and cake, the entertainment section of the evening featured a very energetic Zumba demonstration and a chance for members to join in and impress us with their moves.

Bec and Penny were brave enough to Gangnam Style and shimmy around the hall - to be honest the pictures do not do their dance moves justice!

But after lots of laughter, they were amply rewarded  for their efforts with prize-winning Zumba bags.

Hertfordshire Spring AGM

April also saw Dawn and Emma G attend the Hertfordshire Federation Spring AGm at the Alban Arena. Special guest speaker was Antiques Roadshow's Eric Knowles and the Belles met up with other new WI's including the Paper Dollies and Sugar and Spice WI.

Baton Day Celebrations

The WI Centenary baton reached Hertfordshire in May. Herts Belles joined the rest of our group on Saturday 9th May. 

The baton arrived at Redbourn Common and was presented to County Chairman Ann Hall.

The afternoon was filled with music from the Jolly Jazzers jazz band, dancing, ice cream and of course no WI event would be complete without tea and cake.

The fabulous Herts Belles cake stall raised £170 to go towards WI funds.


It was a fantastic day - thank you to everyone who baked, lent cake stands and came down to celebrate with some cake. The day ended with the baton being passed down the line of members and then on to it's next event in St Albans.


Happy Centenary!

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