May 2024

President Julie Andrews welcomed thirty-three members to the May meeting. Nicky Johnson was thanked for the flower arrangement with flowers from her garden. Tea hostesses Maggie, Dee and Molly were thanked. The minutes of the April meeting were approved and signed. Biddy and her husband Neil were thanked for hosting a group of members at their home and bluebell wood in April when the weather was kind to us.

Members were remind about this year’s Summer outing, which will be on Wednesday 10 July at Goodnestone Gardens. Payment is due by the June meeting. Car sharing will be organised at the June meeting.

At the conclusion of the business part of the meeting the fire alarm went off (we had been warned) and we all made our way out of the Lads’ Club and assembled on the pavement opposite. Julia called the register, and we went back in.

After the coffee break Dawn led us through this year’s NFWI resolution, Dental Care Matters, which will be discussed and voted on at the NFWI Annual General Meeting at The Royal Albert Hall on 5 June. After discussing the resolution, we all voted in favour with discretion given to our delegate if there should be a change on the day.

Margaret Alcock then tested members knowledge of food and drink and board games in a “light-hearted” quiz session. The Board game quiz proved to be rather difficult with a top score of seven out of twenty questions. The winning team was presented with a prize.

Elisa and her team aided by committee members prepared and served the Ploughman’s’ Lunch.

Members then helped to re-organise the tables and then we all enjoyed our lunch.

For details of the next meeting click here.