W.I. Newsletter May 2016

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This month’s meeting should have been sponsored by a major supplier of pens, as there were so many sign-up sheets available on which to put our names, it is a wonder any of us had any ink left at the end of the evening. Opportunities included a canal trip, our summer outing, Abba’s Angels, lunch and supper clubs, hosting coffee mornings, being part of the skittles team and helping at any of the events celebrating St Mary’s Tercentenary over the weekend of 23/24th July. As you can see our monthly meetings are only the tip of the iceberg, once you become a member you have no excuse to be bored. We have gained several members this year, including two this month which can only be good news.

Having discussed the two resolutions being debated at the National AGM in June, on the varying subjects of addressing food waste and the care of dementia patients when admitted to hospital for treatment, we moved on to our own Annual Meeting. Our Treasurer submitted a Report on our finances, our Secretary Cecilia Cotton gave a delightful precis of the year’s events and Kate Bennett presented an amusing President’s address thanking everyone who had supported her during the last 12 months.

All existing committee members were happy to remain and the news that Kate Bennett was willing to stay as President for another year was met with a round of applause.

During the month our various groups had enjoyed a walk and lunch in Wherwell, the Supper Club travelled to the re-opened Plough at Grateley and the Lunch Club went to the Chestnut in town, followed by coffee at the home of one of our members. This was a lovely way to finish off the afternoon, especially as three of those present had been serving refreshments at the Fete Committee’s Plant Sale in the morning.

Please note that we will not be in the village hall for June’s meeting as we will be travelling up and down the Basingstoke Canal starting at Odiham at 2.30 p.m. (Members please note if you haven’t already put your name on the list then please contact Colleen Jackson for further information).

Diary Dates:

09 June – Supper Club
21 June – Reading Group
25 June – Lunch Club
30 June – Monthly Meeting – Trip on Basingstoke Canal (afternoon meeting).