Hamsterley WI – Report of a meeting held on 13th May 2014

WI LogoMavis Brown-Humes gave her report as delegate to the DCFWI AGM.

The first speaker gave suggestions on how we can all become a Dementia Friend,even taking time to speak to someone and reminisce about old times can help a dementia sufferer.

The second speaker was Janice Langley, National Chair of the WI. She had a held a number of positions within the WI before been elected as its Chair. The results of the new Durham County Federation Board of Trustees were announced and Sue Fox and Barbara Snowdon were welcomed to the Board. Gill Gibson stood down after being on the board for many years.

The trip to Heather’s Law Mill, Etal Castle and Heatherslaw Mill will take place
on Wednesday, 23 July 2014. Cost £11.15 plus coach. There are still some seats available on the coach. Please contact Ann Richards for further details or to reserve your seat Tel: 01833 638072.

There is no Hamsterley Knit and Natter this month.

Ladies who lunch will be going to Stanhope Dales Centre on Wednesday,
28 May 2014. Further details from Ann Richards Tel: 01833 638072

Hamsterley WI has been given £5 as a fundraiser for DCFWI. We are open to suggestions as to how we can make the £5 grow.

Bob Garten will be holding a Quiz at Hamsterley Village Hall
on the evening of Monday, 6 October 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The proceeds are to Hamsterley WI.

Sue Davies, delegate to the national AGM in Leeds, gave us information on Organ Donation, the subject of this year’s resolution. She gave us possible reasons for and against organ donation. She made us aware that a number of body parts can be used for donation, such as muscles and skin. No one is too old to become a donor.

Hamsterley WI voted For the resolution, which calls on every member of the WI to make their wishes regarding organ donation known, and to encourage their families and friends, and members of their local communities to do likewise.

The competition was won by (1) Sue Davies; (2) Joan Macdowall and (3) Mavis Brown-Humes.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 7pm in Hamsterley Village Hall. The speaker will be Peter Stemmer with his talk “Crying-out-loud”.

Visitors very welcome.

Janet Embleton

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