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WI baton at Bamburgh'Janet Laycock, Susan Tilt and Marilyne Bullock from Roddam WI.
WI baton at Bamburgh'Janet Laycock, Susan Tilt and Marilyne Bullock from Roddam WI.

The monthly meeting of Roddam WI was held in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler, when the president Mrs J Laycock welcomed members and four visitors.

Mrs J Guthrie gave a report on the visit to Kiplin Hall. She said the exhibits from the seven federations represented were very diverse and the workmanship was quite remarkable.

Names were taken for the picnic at Roddam Rigg to celebrate the centenary of the WI.

Mrs M Nelson reported on an evening at Eglingham WI where they had been given a

a very warm welcome and enjoyed some wonderful refreshments. The [president told members that we had 15 entries for Federation Day.

Mrs S Malloy was preparing crafts and flowers to celebrate our 100 years for the festival in July in Wooler. A list for helpers and food items for the teas for the Glendale Festival was circulate, along with the list for diaries and calendars. National raffle tickets were also on sale.

Four members were chosen to attend a strawberry tea and domino drive to be held by Belford WI.

The president explained to new members how we organise our meetings, supper grous, etc. Everyone was given a new leaflet for the recycling project in Wooler helping our schools and encouraged everyone to keep on saving items from landfill.

The speaker for the event was Cathie Simpson who demonstrated sugar craft. She showed us how to creat beautiful roses and a rather cheeky little dog which were both given for the raffle.

She explained lots of techniques and how things can be created with simple utensils we all have, ie knitting needle or even a humble cocktail stick. This was greatly enjoyed.

A warm vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs C Cumming.

The competition for a handmade get well card was 1 Mrs M Hatthewson, 2 Mrs V Presland, 3 Mrs L Witson. The evening closed with supper and the raffle.