13th October monthly report
For the last time as President Gill Roffey welcomed 49 members to the Annual Meeting. Apologies from members unable to attend were read out, the coffee hostesses were thanked and Marjorie Mitchell was thanked for her beautiful flower arrangement. The report of the last meeting was approved and signed. Kay Hygate gave a report of the successful visit to the Royal Albert Hall and members were reminded of the Christmas lunch at Lympne Castle on December 11th. All monies to be paid at the November meeting.
We then moved on to the Annual Meeting. The Financial report was presented by Lynda Daly and was adopted by the members. Lynda was thanked for her work as Treasurer. Kate Dilkes, secretary, presented the committee’s annual report which showed once again what an active Institute we are. The members also adopted this report. Our President then gave her report. Next on the agenda was the election of a new committee, in fact there was no need for an election as 3 ladies had volunteered to replace the 3 who had completed their 3 years on the committee. Nominations were then taken for President and Kate Dilkes was duly announced as our new President. Gill Roffey was thanked for her work over the past 3 years and presented with a bouquet and a gift token and was given a rousing round of applause by the members.
Coffee time! However, whilst everyone tucked into cakes and coffee the new committee gathered in a huddle to sort out who would do what for the coming year. (Fear not, we were also tucking in to cakes and coffee. Multitasking?)
Kate Dilkes had provided some quiz sheets to keep minds occupied and the answers proved very enlightening and amusing. The competition for an interesting programme was won by Jeanne Doorne.