Monday Women '06: Liverpool's No-Cost Mutual Support Group Relocates

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MondayWomen{small].jpgMonday Women is a no-cost group, open to all, which meets and has an e-group. With affliliation of hundreds, it welcomes discussion and activities around topics of interest to women from all walks of life. After four years, the meetings are re-locating.

Please see also the Monday Women section of this website for up-to-date inormation on meetings etc.

Monday Women meetings for early 2007 are moving to the Heart and Soul Cafe-Restaurant in Liverpool.

Monday Women (Liverpool) is an open-access social and e-group for women to share views and news. 'Members' keep in touch in two ways: via open meetings-cum-social-events on the first Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays) and through the e-group. Women attending face-to-face events do not need to 'belong' to the e-group, nor do e-group members necessarily attend Monday Women events. (N.B. Children are welcome at the social events where this allows their mother / carer to attend the group.)

The Monday Women e-group has just one aim: to facilitate contact and networking between women from all walks of life, some of whom will be able to attend our events and others of whom may not be able to. The intention is quite simply to encourage the sharing of news, views and companionship.

A no-cost, informal and open-minded network
There is no formal membership for the Group and no Officers, or agenda. There are no costs, fees or admission charges for meetings or for 'joining' the e-group, which are both open to all on a no-obligation basis. This is simply a relaxed and informal meeting arrangement for women in Liverpool and Merseyside.

Monday Women see Hope Street plans [1.8.05).jpgTopics for discussion and exchange of information between individuals attending / joining in the e-group might be anything from the possible need for a playgroup, traffic crossing or bank in a particular area, to considering plans for regeneration and renewal of the city, to informing people about a special event, or enquiring who else might be interested in setting up a business or community group!

The group also occasionally shares 'outside events' such as the recent highly successful visit to the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth and two other adjacent sites of great civic and historical interest. There is in addition an annual Christmas celebratory event on the first Monday in December, organised, like every other occasion, by volunteer members of the group.

Relocating for 2007
The group was inaugurated on Monday 3 March 2003 in the Liverpool Everyman Bistro, where it has met every month since until the end of 2006. We are much indebted to Paddy Byrne, Geoff Hale and colleagues, the Bistro owners and staff, for their generous support over the past almost four years, as we now move on to new premises for early 2007 - the upstairs room of Chumki Banerjee's Heart and Soul Cafe-Restaurant , and then from 2 April to Dragon in Berry Street. 'Meetings' will be from 5.45 pm until about 7.30 pm (some people stay later), although people come and go within this time span, arriving and attending for as long as they wish.

Each person joining a Monday Women event at our 2007 venues will (as before) select and buy her own refreshments - if required - in the actual cafe and then take them into the 'meeting' with her. This enables everyone to choose items of food and / or drink which suit individual tastes and budgets.


PS Monday 5 February 2007:
Our meeting at Heart & Soul was a big success (thanks, Chumki!!), as the photo below shows....
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Becoming a 'member' of Monday Women
All women are welcome to 'join' Monday Women (Liverpool). To become a 'member' all that is required is that women turn up for a meeting - a warm welcome is assured! - or that they join the e-group. To join the e-group women are invited to email Monday Women, or to contact Hilary Burrage direct via this website.

Or perhaps, if you're a woman reading this away from Liverpool, you'd like to set up a Monday Women group too? If so, do let us know about your plans. There's room for Monday Women everywhere....