Hamsterley WI – Report of meeting held on 10th September 2013

WI LogoAnne Walshaw was pleased to report that Pat Welsh was awarded third place with her Tote Bag and Sue Davies was awarded third place with her Knitted Waistcoat, at the County Craft Exhibition held at WI House.

Ann Richards reported that the outing to Chillingham Castle and Chillingham Cattle  was a very enjoyable day.

Barbara Shuttleworth thanked members for the books they donated to the bookstall at The Hoppings.  Anne Walshaw thanked members for the cakes which were donated to the Tea Room at The Hoppings.

Val Bartlett will be the delegate to the Autumn Council Meeting held on 15 October 2013.  Some members will be going as visitors.

Members are asked for suggestions where they would like to Lunch at the December meeting.

Bob Garton was the guest speaker for the evening, who gave a very enjoyable talk about the work of The Lions.  He gave an interesting and enlightening presentation of the work done by the Teesdale and District Branch of the Lions, who volunteer to serve the community.  One of the things they do is recycle unwanted spectacles to the third world.  He kindly gave a box to the WI and members will be happy to collect unwanted spectacles from the public.

The Lions are happy to hold quizzes for charity and Bob Garton hosted a quiz for the members.  This was won by Barbara Shuttleworth’s Team.

The raffle was won by Janet Embleton.

Ann Richards thanked the Committee Members individually for their help and support during her year as President.

The Annual General Meeting of Hamsterley WI will be held on Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at 7pm in Hamsterley Village Hall.  Audrey Flannigan, WI Adviser and Past County Chairman will be the Guest.

Janet Embleton

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