Virtual Sign Language and Laughter Workshop on 1st April 2021

Paul Hills, an experienced event facilitator and coach, introduced us to his virtual sign language for Zoom Meetings, designed to help more effective participation.  He was inspired by his voluntary work as a lifeguard on Falmouth beaches where effective signalling was crucial.  We learnt how to signal that we wanted to speak, agreed and disagreed, felt sympathy for or shared the same feelings or experiences as the person talking.  We then participated in a laughter workshop where we took control of and passed on an imaginary ball and danced to YMCA (changed to Lee Green WI).  Paul’s workshop proved that it is possible to communicate well and to have a laugh on Zoom.

We hope to be able to use the signs learnt in future meetings and Paul is producing a short video based on this event which we hope to share with other WIs.

For more information on Virtual Sign Language see Paul’s website at:  Konektis.org

March Meeting – Slavery – Dr NIck Draper

Prize winning author Dr Nick Draper gave us a really fascinating talk about slavery for our March meeting.    Nick described the rise of slavery from the 16th century and what happened after it was abolished, to both the slaves and the slave-owners, pointing out the links to the slave trade with some local landmarks… Continue reading

Events Diary for April

Online events that may be of interest. Click links for more details of how to book or enter. Child Bereavement UK – online baking competition SFWI’s APRIL Virtual Events Flyer Child Bereavement UK ‘Battle of the Bakes’ competition judged by Mary Berry – runs through April into May. WSFWI EVENTS April 2021SFWI’s APRIL Virtual Events… Continue reading

Online Journaling workshop with Jackie Sumerfield – Thursday 29 April

West Kent Federation of WIs invite you to a Zoom talk on Thursday 29th April at 1.45pm – talk starts at 2pm By Jackie Sumerfield on Journaling How to make a beautiful journal even if you cannot draw or paint. I’ve been keeping journals since 2005 and have about 30+ to date. I’m passionate about… Continue reading

WI Banner Exhibition

Back in 2018 a group of us got together to create a banner to commemorate 100 years of the WI and to celebrate our own Lee Green WI and the local community. As you know last Monday was International Women’s Day when in pre covid times some WIs would meet with their banners in celebration.… Continue reading

Virtual Events for March

We have been sent by both National and Federation the details for various WI events coming up in the next few weeks, which you might be interested in. All details are on our website and include: – Behind the Scenes of Bake-off with Howard Middleton 16th March 6.30pm (£5). See Surrey flyer below. – Image of the Black from… Continue reading

Membership details for 2021 – due April 1st

Lee Green WI are pleased to confirm that in response to the challenges of the COVID situation over the past year, renewal of membership fees has been postponed by three months.  As a result, the due date for payment of annual subscriptions has been pushed back from January 1st to April 1st 2021, in recognition… Continue reading

International Women’s Day 2021 – Kent Wildlife Trust Event

Kent Wildlife Trust is hosting a virtual celebration event of International Women’s Day on 8th March, looking at the difference that access to nature can make for women, and how women can make changes for nature too. ‘Women, Power and Nature’ will be hosted by Head of Advocacy, Julia Hunt, and in discussion with Tracey… Continue reading

Art of Lockdown Quiz Results and Refuge Link

Dear All, A huge thank you to everyone who took part in last Friday’s quiz Still Life: The Art of Lockdown.  We had a record number of participants (over 160 people in 42 teams) and many congratulations go to the worthy winners Bridge Over the River Quaggy who scored 44 out of a possible 48 points.   Please… Continue reading

London Air Ambulance – collection link

After February’s meeting, many of you asked for the link to donate to London Air Ambulance. Here it is! Many thanks! https://fundraising.londonsairambulance.org.uk/fundraisers/janeverity/virtual-bucket-collection Continue reading