Why I’m a member of NWR
If NWR did not exist, I would have to invent it. Where else would I get to meet regularly with a bunch of interesting women and talk about any subject under the sun?
I love being a member of NWR, because in these days of virtual friends and short tweets, I appreciate face to face meetings with real women, where we can discuss real topics in real time.
As an NWR member, I get to talk about subjects that do not usually crop up in most day to day conversations. You may not think these things have anything in common: war memorials, Irish stamps, female comedians, mass observation, green funerals, modern icons, conscientious objectors and Nobel Peace Prize winners… But they have all been up for discussion my NWR group. That’s what I enjoy, the sheer variety of topics - and who’d have guessed a meeting on Irish stamps could be so interesting?!
We are always looking for new subjects to discuss, books to read and places to go! NWR refreshes parts of me and my brain that nothing else quite reaches.
'get yourself along to an NWR meeting and life will become more interesting'
Over the past few years NWR has widened my horizons and circle of friends considerably. If you feel starved of good conversation, are stuck in a reading rut and growing bored with Facebook, my advice is to get yourself along to an NWR meeting and life will become more interesting. Long may it continue and help us thrive.
I've been a member of Falkirk NWR for almost 40 years and still enjoy attending. The world keeps changing, as do the members, so there is always something to discuss. I enjoyed meeting up with some of my Correspondence group in Glasgow and hope we all have many more years of communication to come!
I totally agree Marilyn. I have also been a member for nearly 30 years yet my needs are now completely different from when I first joined as a young Mum! My Group, Solihull, has a lot of long standing members who have become friends and we still attract new ones who always add something to the group dynamic. I have always liked the description of us as "Lively minded" as that is certainly what we are! We are "Interested in everything and will talk about anything" !
This seems a good opportunity to pay tribute to our organisation. Some twenty years ago my new neighbour, Pat, invited me to an NWR meeting. It is not an exaggeration to say that it was a life changing evening. NWR has been the core of an ever widening circle of friends and and the springboard from which I've taken the plunge into new activities and interests.
Within the next few weeks I shall be moving to the other end of England and am confident that my new NWR group will play a hugely important role in making the move a happy and successful one.
NWR - don't move home without it!
I wholeheartedly agree! I recently moved to a new area after 26 years, and NWR has been the friendliest group of people I have come across. I am now looking forward instead of back.