These are strange times we live in – at our March AGM we had almost a full turnout of the membership – unheard of! Perhaps the wine and nibbles had something to do with it.
Judy Elliott gave the Treasurer’s Report saying that the account has been audited and we are in a healthy financial position. Once again she stressed that members must pay up front for ticketed
events in order to avoid financial losses to our Institute.
We gained a welcome windfall when we moved our bank account, and this will help to fund our Centenary celebrations. We now have 34 paid-up members.
Natalie Hubbard read the Secretary’s Report on behalf of Karen Jeffery who was unable to attend.
We were reminded of the talks and activities we have enjoyed over the past year, the highlight being the “Great Adamos” who made the Birthday Party magical. Some of our own members were among
the list of speakers. Margaret Robinson led the Christmas Craft session; Susan Hannington, Julie Rigby, and Wendy Brookshaw gave fascinating mini-talks.
Susan attended and reported on the National AGM in Bournemouth.
Diane Frudd successfully campaigned to keep the local Willow Group intact.
Susan Hannington gave the President’s Report saying that her first year had been a bumpy ride, but she felt well supported by the Committee. She welcomed 2 new members to the Committee – Julie
Rigby and Wendy Brookshaw. She thanked Sandra Bodill and Gill Fox who are stepping down from Committee, and presented each of them with a beautiful camellia.
Finally Susan thanked all the members for working hard to make our group a success.
Margaret Robinson announced the Competition results as follows:- 1st Wendy Brookshaw, 2nd Margaret Robinson, and 3rd Susan Hannington.
Wendy Brookshaw reported on the plans for our Centenary celebration by revealing the new Centenary logo designed by Billie Peake. We will commemorate our centenary by placing a bench, planting a
tree, embroidering members names on a new WI tablecloth, creating a recipe book, collecting items for a food bank, collecting milk bottle tops for the Air Ambulance, and using photographs for a
legacy document. Plans for the Birthday Party are well in hand and will include an element of surprise!
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Lorna Watkinson will demonstrate Crockery Painting and members will have the opportunity to create designs of
their own if they wish.
Visitors are very welcome.
Monday afternoon from 2-4pm in the Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome, whatever your craft, just turn up . Bring your own handiwork to work on while you chat and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.
The charge is £1.50 to cover the cost of the hall.