Acklington WI, November meeting

BOXING CLEVER: There were cries of ‘where are the scissors?’ ‘who has the ruler?’ ‘I can’t get the covering off this double-sided tape’ and ‘can I change my paper?’ at the November meeting of Acklington WI.

Margaret Davison had just shown us all how to make a small square box and a pyramid-shaped box and how to decorate them.

She demonstrated it all with such expertise that it looked easy. How wrong we were.

During the next hour there was a lot of huffing and puffing, looking at the neighbour to see how they had done it and asking Margaret for help.

We then had to leave them and Margaret judged our efforts.

She said we had all done really well but the top three were: 1 Sylvia Linnett; 2 Rosemary Patterson; 3 Audrey Thurgood.

Barbara Cock gave a well-deserved appreciation for the patience of Margaret to get us all through this.

This had followed the business section of the meeting where the minutes of the previous meeting were read and agreed and the Northumberland News was gone through.

The president asked for a volunteer, or two, to run the raffle next month.

We were notified that Federation was thinking of starting up the Coquet Vale Group again.

Group meetings used to be held once a year at a different WI where as many representatives as possible would attend. It was an opportunity to meet others from different institutes and have some sort of entertainment put on. There would be a small committee required with one long-term treasurer.

Several members wanted more information before they made a decision as we have had quite a few members since the last Group meeting and the president said she would find out more.

The next meeting on December 13, will be in-house and we have to bring our own cutlery and crockery.

The committee would make the supper and everyone was asked to put in £2 per head to cover costs.

The committee would also entertain us but if anyone else wanted to join in they were more than welcome to do so.