March 2024

President Julie Andrews welcomed 49 members and two guests to the March meeting on International Women’s Day. Kay Hygate was thanked for the beautiful display of daffodils. The minutes of the last meeting were approved and signed.

Kay thanked those members who had donated sweets o go to an Ukrainian orphanage.

The NFWI Learning Hub is now active, and Julie had prepared a crib sheet for members wishing to access the many online courses on offer.

The Treasurer presented the budget for the coming year and thanked members for paying their subs so promptly. We now have 61 members, but we are still open for new members.

Future events were detailed including a visit to Biddy’s bluebell woods, a Ploughman’s Lunch at the end of the 10may monthly meeting and Summer outing to Goodnestone Gardens on 10 July. Click here to read all the details

During the meeting Barbara’s beautiful crocheted lap blanket was raffled to raise money for the Pilgrim’s Hospice.

Gill Chapman will be taking the completed knee blankets to local Care Homes in the coming weeks. So far 7 have been completed with 2 or 3 still to be sewn up.

After coffee, cake and chat we welcomed Suzanne Leper from the Ashford Pilgrim’s Hospice who gave an interesting talk about the hospice movement, and particularly the work of the hospice in Ashford. She answered the many questions raised by members.

Maggie Richard’s gave the vote of thanks.