Lesbury WI, February meeting

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Lesbury WI’s new president Susan Wood welcomed all those who had managed to get out, our numbers were augmented by five new members, on what had become a snowy and icy evening.

After the welcome she checked that those of us who made the Christmas/New Year’s lunch at the Tankerville Arms, at the end of January, had enjoyed their meals. The consensus was that we had all had a most agreeable time, fine food and excellent company. The Institute’s business, focussed on our sporting interests; firstly how many teams to enter into the annual carpet bowls tournament and secondly arrangements for a domino drive that Lesbury will host in June this year.

These matters were promptly addressed so business was concluded fairly quickly.

The main event of the evening was a craft demonstration by Margaret Davidson.

Margaret had come armed with gadgets, gizmos and paper, and under her expert tutelage we all set about making gift boxes; these were decorated and given the finishing touches with ribbon. This certainly lifted the noise levels with a mixture of some helpful, some competitive and tongue-in-cheek banter.

Pat Myers gave a vote of thanks on the behalf of members to Margaret for her patience and time, particularly those of us not gifted in the arts of origami!

During the refreshment break it was back to school for president Susan, thanks to a master class in crocheting technique from our own whiz of the hook Vera. Her help and advice was most gratefully accepted.

The monthly competition theme was for an amusing card. The winner was Kathleen Turnbull, second Theresa Kairns and third Elaine Foreman.

Birthday flowers for the month were presented to Janet Towers.

With the raffle concluded, Susan brought the meeting to a close, reminding members that the next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 11, guest speaker is Doreen Iredale.

The monthly competition is for a farm animal in any medium (but preferably not live as it is not the WI’s turn to clean the village hall).