November 2023

President Julie Andrews welcomed 52 members to the November meeting. Kay Hygate was thanked for the flower arrangement for the President’s table as were the hostesses Frances Banks and Mandy Elson.

Julie drew members attention to the four Resolutions in WI Life which we will be voting on in January.

Elisa has already sent off used postage stamps to the Children’s Heart Foundation and Parkinson’s charities. Members were encouraged to keep saving stamps for these good causes.

Daphne brought us up to date with our financial position. Julie said that Daphne will be stepping down as Treasurer in the New Year, but the good news is that Margaret Wilson has agreed to take over. Members gave both Daphne and Margaret a hearty round of applause.

Coffee Time! Usually, we catch up with friends old and new, peruse the sales table and buy raffle tickets during coffee time, but for this meeting we got organised to take part in craft work. (We still managed to have coffee and cakes!)

The sounds of chat and laughter were heard interspersed with periods of extreme concentration! Everyone enjoyed learning a new skill

Jackie V showed her group how to make a paper star:

Romany and Biddy led a group decorating a wooden heart tree decoration:

Mary W’s group made a flower using a leaf weaving technique:

Julie led a group making a felt heart tree decoration:

Gill R’s group made a Christingle or a pomander:

A very enjoyable morning.