Welcome to London West End WI

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

August Meeting

Wednesday 17th August 2016, 6.30pm

Protecting your information online.

Our speaker Vikram will be giving an overview of safeguarding your personal information when using social media or apps to prevent identify fraud, or individuals or gangs hacking into your accounts. 

Vikram will start with registering for accounts, what information you should provide and what you should not; then move on to managing your information whilst using social media or apps, and what do to if someone is trying to harvest personal information from your or one of your relatives; and finally, and importantly, removing or deregistering information from apps or websites you may have forgotten you were registered with.

This should be a most timely and useful meeting for us all. Please feel free to invite acquaintances who might also benefit from hearing this information. Remember the first meeting is free for guests.

Vikram has promised us games and lots of interaction during this talk. You can find out more about digital security on his blog, here: http://disc-digitalsecurity.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 31 July 2016

July Round-Up

As well as the two bake sales this month (see last post), where we made over £500 towards our funds, we had our regular meetings.

Craft Club
At craft club in July members used old pieces of foam (such as pizza bases) to make unique personalised ink stamps!

Monthly Meeting
Our main meeting was a change from the usual talk or activity at St George's, as we headed out on a lovely sunny Wednesday evening for a guided walk of some of the City of London gardens. The evening was a definite success, and we agreed we really should get out more!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Cake Stalls!

Queen Square
A number of us attended Queen Square on 2nd July. Thank you so much to Laura, Alix, Ruth, Neelo, Clair, Helena and Claude for baking and for looking after the table at various points during the day. 
It was a great day - a brilliant atmosphere and music, and (miraculously!) no rain. And we made a whopping £345 to support our work and events throughout the year!

Denmark Street Festival
On July 23rd some of our members attended the Denmark Street festival, to sell more of our baked goodies. Thanks to Helena, Ruth, Claude, Clair, Pat and anyone I've missed for baking and helping to woman the stall. Final figure coming soon!


We still have two bake sales coming up, both in September. Do let us know if you can help in any way!

Phoenix Gardens 10 September 
Phoenix Garden Grand Agricultural show for this year, to be held on Saturday Sept 10th  in the heart of Soho. We usually do quite well at Phoenix. We have two tables and the same spot we occupied last year.

Open House 17 & 18 September
Open House this year is the weekend of 17th/18th of September. St Georges have once again asked us if we might provide refreshments. If a few people could help out on each day, and also bake for us, that would be great!

Monday, 18 July 2016

July Meeting, Wed 20th

It's almost time for our July meeting, on the evening of Wednesday 20th July, and this month we're getting out and about on a guided tour of the gardens of the City of London. 

For all the information you need, see our 'This Month' page.

Note that we are meeting near the Guildhall in the City of London, NOT at St George's Church.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Bakers and Sellers Needed!

Cake Bakers! Cake Sellers! Cake Eaters...?

Bake sales are one of the main ways (alongside your membership fees) we raise funds to pay for rent of the hall, speakers, materials etc and keep your WI running. We've got two bake sales coming up in July:

Saturday 2nd July: Queen Square Fair (12-5pm)
Saturday 23rd July: Denmark Street Fair

Are you able to bake sweet or savoury goodies for us to sell (all your costs can be reimbursed), or able to help staff the stall for an hour or two? Email us on londonwestendwi@gmail.com for more details or to volunteer.

Even if you're unable to help out, do drop by and buy a treat for yourself - and don't forget to tell your friends too!