December 2023

Vice-President Gill Roffey welcomed thirty-seven members and one guest to the December meeting. Mary Wheatley was thanked for her Christmas flower arrangement.

Apologies from members unable to attend were accepted and the minutes of the November meeting were approved and signed. Members were advised that the Subscription for next year will be £48.00. Of this sum £11.30 goes to East Kent Federation, £13.10 goes to NFWI and £23.60 goes to Castle Green.

Members were asked to consider joining our committee as some members of the current committee will be standing down in February. They were also reminded that in the event of bad weather an email would be sent to all members by 9am should a meeting have to be cancelled.

Dorothy Douse our WI advisor drew the winning raffle ticket for the patchwork table runner and 4 placemats. The winner was Mandy Elson. Money raised will be going to the air ambulance

Then Elisa, Gill and their merry band of helpers served us with mulled wine, coffee, mince pies and stollen

Cynthia and Diane provided a special Christmas raffle for us all

The Saltwood Handbell Ringers entertained us. Their first piece was a special arrangement of Jerusalem followed by carols and Christmas songs.

This was a lovely start to the festive season and much enjoyed by members.

At the end of the meeting Gill Roffey gave a vote of thanks.