Acklington WI, February meeting

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INDIAN ADVENTURE: Our president, Barbara Cock, welcomed members to the February meeting of Acklington WI. Apologies were received from June Barras, Barbara King, Audrey Thurgood, Jean Shaw and Jean McDougal.

There was a short business meeting during which the newsletter was read and various items discussed. Barbara will be delegate at the annual council meeting.

Our speakers for the evening were Mr and Mrs Gilbert who took us on a magical tour of the Tamil Nadu region of Southern India – an area of great contrasts, colourful, vibrant, noisy, tranquil and, in many places, very poor.

With the aid of a wonderful power point presentation, they took us on a trip through this lovely landscape, wonderful temples, many beautifully painted; the oxen and elephants transported us to a different world, but a very interesting one.

At the end of the talk, Mrs Gilbert demonstrated the art of putting on a Sari with the aid of a beautiful one she had purchased. The result was very elegant.

After a short question and answer session, Moira Peden gave the vote of thanks and we then enjoyed a lovely supper.

The competition for a holiday souvenir was won by: 1 Barbara Cock; 2 Ingrid Marc; 3 Flora Steele.

Next month is our 90th birthday dinner where gifts will be exchanged.