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Flora Steele welcomed everyone to the Acklington Women’s Institute meeting, including two potential new members and one visitor.

There was a very short business meeting in August. Items raised were fund-raising and this had already started with a book stall and greetings cards/wrapping paper for sale.

Two other suggestions were made – give everyone an envelope and ask them to put as much as they could in (anonymously); use speakers within the Institute to save on fees.

Where no fee is asked for by a speaker it was thought appropriate to give a small token gift.

A draw was made for the two lucky members to attend the Warkworth open evening on October 1 and they are Sylvia Linnett and Janet Bell.

June Pirie had thoughtfully made up a list of forthcoming events and everyone was given a copy.

The imaginative and beautiful glass hangings that were made by Sylvia Linnett, Margaret Hammond, Janet Bell, Isabella Telford, Barbara Cock, Flora Steele and Audrey Thurgood on August 1 were on display for all to see.

Margaret Davidson then started her demonstration on papercraft. She had done all the hard preparatory work for us in making and decorating small pizza type boxes and all we had to do was assemble them – easier said than done.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and the end results were amazing with every box completely different.

June Pirie gave the appreciation on behalf of all those present. Margaret judged the winners as Sue Straughan, June Smailes and June Pirie.

Our next meeting will be on September 10 with a visit to Spurreli’s Ice Cream Parlour in Amble.