Hamsterley WI Meeting – Report of meeting held on 12th February 2013

WI LogoThe meeting opened with the singing of Jerusalem .
The minutes of the last meeting were read.

Members were asked to sign up if they were interested in going to Dalemain for the Marmalade Festival on Saturday March 2ND.
Gillian Rutter is to be our delegate for the Annual Meeting on April 27TH and a number
of members put their names forward to go as visitors. Pat and Joan volunteered to
enter the competition for this meeting and one item will be chosen in March/April.
Sue Davies handed out order sheets for WI produce and we will send a collective
order next month if there is enough interest.
A suggestion was made bu Sue for an evening trip in the spring to a North Bitchburn
garden followed by a bar meal.
The Knit and Natter group will meet on February 27TH at Hilary’s at 2PM.
The next committee meeting is to be on 4TH March at Hilary’s 2.15PM.
After reading the Newsletter various ladies booked outings.
Suggestions were asked for from the members for outings from Hamsterley WI for
the coming year.
Our speaker for the afternoon was Sally White who talked about her experiences as
a ‘Market Researcher’. She got into this line of work in a way by accident as a friend
with whom she was having coffee one day had a team of researchers and three were
unwell so Sally was asked if she would save the day. She did so and worked with the
team for 12 years. There were many interesting  and varied experiences and she
enjoyed meeting many people from many walks of life. Some work was door to door
and some in halls. There was regular work for the National Food Survey, Proctor and Gamble, The Health Education Authority and The Home Office.
Her tales were interesting and very amusing but I will not go into details or it will
spoil the experience if anybody else has Sally to talk to them.

Vote of Thanks  Sue Davies
Raffle Prize  Ann Walshaw
Competition winners  1ST Sue Davies/ Pat Welsh
2ND Margaret Henderson
3RD Janet Embleton
The next meeting on March 12TH is back to our normal time in the evening.
The speaker is Jonathan Peacock giving a talk about Genealogy.
The competition is for an old family photograph.

Hilary Jenkins

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