Acklington WI, June meeting

Sylvia welcomed 12 members and then introduced Carol Gorman from the Send a Cow charity.

Carol gave a very informative talk about the early days of the idea to send cows to Africa, which actually involved sending 15 pregnant cows by air. This has developed into a tried-and-tested system of helping groups of men and women to form co-operatives, monitored over a period of five years to own cows, goats and chickens for the good of the whole group.

A vote of thanks was given by Wilma Nicoll and Carol judged our competition for a milk jug which was won by Moira Peden; 2 Isabella Telford; 3 Mary Guy.

A record of the last meeting was read by stand-in secretary, Barbara Cock.

Thanks were extended to all members who contributed to our savoury stall at the recent table-top sale when £106 was made for funds.

Correspondence was dealt with as listed by June Barras and the Northumberland News was scanned. It was decided to enter a team in the forthcoming darts competition but not the dominoes.

Two members showed an interest in the Pop-Up Coffee shop in Glanton on July 5, Sylvia mentioned that invites had been sent to local WIs for our ABC event on September 27.

Copies of the recipe for our entry in Warkworth Show were distributed. The treasurer reported that our financial standing is now on firm ground following various fund-raising activities.

The meeting closed with the raffle followed by a welcome cup of tea and biscuit.

Next meeting is on July 8, when the speaker will be Lynn Sellik talking on Holistic Beauty. The competition is for a hand-mirror.