Kilsyth Women of Wisdom Group

This group, although not affiliated to the church, holds weekly meetings in the creche hall. We have been established for over ten years. The object of the group is to provide facilities and opportunities for women to participate in social, recreational and educational activities. It also provides opportunities for women to meet and form friendships in a welcoming environment.

Touch o' Burns

Being the closest date in our diary to Burns Night, the ladies celebrated by enjoying a light lunch of oatcakes and cheese, shortbread and cakes along with tea and fruit juice. As we are fortunate enough to be receiving funds this year from the Co-op community fund, our member pioneer, William, came along and provided us with more "goodies"- shortbread, cakes, biscuits and fruit all of which was very welcome. Some of the ladies recited some Scottish poetry to entertain us. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Spring into 2020!

The programme for the months of January - April is as follows:

14 January - Programme Planning

21 January - Touch o' Burns

28 January - Marion, accordion player

4 February - Guide Dogs

11 February - CHAS

18 February - Chair Yoga

25 February - Salvation Army

3 March - to be confirmed

10 March - Jean Jones

17 March - Kirsty Follett, eye operations in Ethiopia

24 March - Quiz or Beetle Drive or Bring 'n' Buy

31 March - Visit to Mitchell Library including tour at noon

7 April - AGM

14 April - holiday

21 April - outing to Ayr, possibly Burns museum, Alloway

28 April - Lunch

Christmas Lunch

The ladies all enjoyed their Christmas lunch at the Scarecrow Bar & Grill. We now look forward to the New Year when we will return on Tuesday 14 January.

November 2019

During November, we have had four very different and enjoyable sessions. We started off with the Jordanhill Bell Ringers as mentioned below. The following week, we enjoyed a visit and talk from mother and daughter third and fourth generation of the oldest sweet shop in Glasgow. What an array of sweeties they brought with them!

Local Rotarian, John Brown, explained to the group all about "Aqua Box" which is a filter system to change filthy water into pure, drinkable water. These boxes are sent around the world to any disaster area where there is a need for clean, drinkable water. This was a most interesting talk and slide show. Just as John was about to start his talk, a young man entered the hall and introduced himself as our "Member Pioneer" from the Co-op. As we have been fortunate enough to receive funds from the Co-op community fund, he explained that when we buy Co-op own brand products we receive 1p from every pound and which is slowly mounting up. This will continue for one year and will help us towards an outing where we require transport. We are hoping to have a "Touch of Burns" in January and he will quite willingly donate some food, ie shortbread, etc.

Our last event in November was a "bring and buy" sale followed by a short quiz. Although the group was small, everyone enjoyed the afternoon and raised over £30 for our funds.

We are now looking forward to December when we will have the church choir singing for us, followed by some floral art and our Christmas lunch at the Scarecrow.

Autumn Session

We started off the autumn session with programme planning for the next 3.5 months. We also welcomed a new member to our group. We hope she enjoys what we have to offer. As can be seen from our programme below, it has been very varied so far with highlights being a visit to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament. We also had a trip to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. For Hallowe'en we had a most enjoyable lunch at the local bistro (The Scarecrow) with some of the ladies in fancy dress. 

 

The Jordanhill Bell Ringers paid us a second visit and as some of the ladies had missed their previous visit, this was most entertaining.

The committee have been very successful in obtaining funding from our local Co-op whereby we receive 1% of the cost of our spending. This will continue for a complete year and will be used for future outings.

At this point in time, we are still looking forward to another five weeks of varied talks, etc before our Christmas lunch on 17 December.

2019-2020 Session

 

 

10 September: Programme planning/member updates

17 September: Stirling street pastors

24 September: Visit to Holyrood Palace/Scottish Parliament

1 October: The Samaritans

8 October: Visit to Riverside Museum

15 October: School holidays

22 October: RNIB

29 October: Scarecrow - Spooky Lunch for WACKY OLD WITCHES

5 November: Bell Ringers

12 November: Oldest Sweet Shop in Glasgow

19 November: John Brown Aqaubox

26 November: Quiz/Bring n Buy/Beetle Drive

3 December: Choir

10 December: Floral Art

17 December: Christmas Lunch

The autumn/winter session is as follows: