Craster WI, January meeting

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new at Craster WI as this was the first ‘proper’ meeting under the auspices of our new president and secretary.

Although we were a little depleted in numbers, as some of our members were still suffering from the excesses of Christmas and New Year, we had a lovely night.

After the official business was over and done with, we indulged in a good old fashioned game of Beetle.

We suffered the same problems as ever in this game, the inability to throw a six when you need one and the inability to throw anything but a six when you don’t.

Our brains were taxed when adding up the scores, but Sylvia Biott was delighted to be the overall winner. We just hope that our new recruit Shirley Jobling enjoyed herself.

Shirley Tucker’s consistently high entries in the competition over the year were rewarded when she was given the overall prize for last year.

The new system of allowing everyone to have a vote had resulted in a very close-run set of results with Ann Mallen narrowly pipping Pat Jones to second place. Heather Lee won the first competition of the New Year with her three tiny teddies.

Marion Gallon and Sylvia Biott were hostesses for the evening.

We are looking forward to being spoilt next month as it is our annual dinner at the Horseshoes.

Sylvia will be our delegate at the Inspiring Women Working Together 2014. This is to be held at St James’s Park and she is looking forward to being inspired by the information on offer.