Shilbottle WI, January meeting

At the first meeting of the new year, Fliss Edmunds welcomed members and two new faces to Shilbottle WI.

Those who attended the user group new year party at Shilbottle Community Hall had enjoyed a good night out with excellent entertainment from Avril Huntly and friends.

We are looking forward to the Indian meal at Bengal Cottage and the usual walking and book group meetings.

We took in the voting slips for the resolution to be presented to the national AGM and collected this year’s subscriptions.

Our speaker, Steven Wylie from the SHAK dog rescue centre, set up a striking display of some of his canine friends before explaining how he had developed and expanded his enterprise over the last three years.

He takes in neglected, abandoned and badly neglected dogs from all over the country and at present has 55 dogs in his kennels.

The Jam Jar Army has been a very useful financial help this year as unfortunately there always seem to be cases in need of his care and attention.

Linda Shaw gave a well-deserved vote of thanks after a selection of questions from the audience.

Our next meeting on February 20, will be a stained glass demonstration by Helen Grierson. Visitors will be always given a warm welcome.