KILSYTH WOMEN OF WISDOM

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.

October 2021

The group held their first meeting on Tuesday 5 October. There was a good attendance considering the fact that people are still being very careful of the Coronavirus. The meeting took the form of an AGM and was short and sweet. The programme for the autumn/winter session was discussed and all agreed it sounds varied and enjoyable, (see below). Tea/coffee and biscuits followed while discussing ideas for 2022, including a day out.

Syllabus:

5 October - AGM and Programme Planning

12 October - Nancy Paxon "Soft Hats"

19 October - Stirling Street Pastors

26 October - Quize/Beetle Drive/Tea

2 November - Hallowe'en (Lunch at The Swan)

9 November - Morag Accordion Playing

16 November - Gayle Patrick Rescue Dogs

23 November - John Brown

30 November - Bonnie "Quilting"

7 December - Church Choir

14 December - Christmas Lunch

September 2021

With restrictions now being lifted, we are now looking forward to starting back into the church hall on Tuesday 5 October. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and if there are any ladies over the age of 50 who wish to join us please contact us for more information. During recent weeks, we have been getting together for lunch courtesy of the Co-op Community Team grant which many of us have enjoyed. Also making use of this funding, we enjoyed a lovely day out to visit Dumfries House in New Cumnock where we had morning coffee and scones (served by butlers) followed by a tour around the house. We then had time for a quick visit to the beach at Troon with time for lunch before heading for home.

Dumfries House

Dumfries House, New Cumnock

June 2021

Women of Wisdom group is grateful to the Co-op Community Team grant which has been very useful in continuing to keep contact with our ladies (many of whom live alone) during the pandemic. We try to maintain friendships old and new to reduce isolation and loneliness. Once the restrictions are lifted and we are allowed back into the church premises again,  we will be looking to recruit new members to join us on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.00-3.00pm. Our meetings vary from having speakers come along to visiting places of interest and we also enjoy meeting up for lunch. All are welcome.

February 2020

During February, we have had three very interesting and informative talks. The first one was from a "puppy walker" for the Guide Dogs Association. The puppy was an alsation which apparently is the most common breed of dog used. The dog was quite excitable but she eventually settled down at her trainer's feet. Our next talk was from a local lady Kath who volunteers for CHAS - Childrens Hospice Association Scotland - this was most illuminating and Kath was obviously very enthusiastic. Before our fourth discussion of the month we had a chair yoga session which the ladies all enjoyed. Finally, we had a gentleman from the Salvation Army telling about his life in the "Sally Ann" including all the places he had lived and worked. A Welshman by birth he has travelled many miles and indeed is moving on to pastures new in Aberdeenshire very soon.

January 2020

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.

2020 Session schedule

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

December 2019

WOW Lunch 1

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WOW Lunch 2

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WOW Lunch 5

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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.

September 2019

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.

2019 Session schedule

The autumn/winter session is as follows:

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