Shilbottle WI, May meeting

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After the singing of Jerusalem, the president welcomed Wendy Slater, our advisor, to the annual meeting of Shilbottle WI.

Secretary Linda Law began the ordinary business by reading the record of the April meeting.

Congratulations were offered to our team, who won the quiz hosted by Howick WI last week.

Thanks were given to helpers and contributors to the Spring Fair, where we made £80 for hall funds.

Eight members of Bamburgh WI, with whom we are twinned, joined us for a games afternoon.

A long list of dates for the diary for the coming month was distributed.

Our treasurer Isabel Watson then presented the financial statement which showed a healthy balance.

Following this, Linda Law presented the committee’s annual report, outlining some of the events, visits and speakers included in our past year’s programme, which reminded us of the variety and breadth of our interests and activities.

Fliss Edmunds gave the president’s address, in which she thanked the members and committee for making her first year as president so enjoyable, and reminded the members that the committee were always open to suggestions and comments about the programme of events.

Wendy then talked about and lead us through the vote on the resolution, increasing organ donation, which was passed unanimously.

The eight committee members stood again and were joined by Denise Mackay. Fliss Edmunds was re-elected as president.

Wendy’s final task was to present vouchers to the competition winners. They were: 1 Linda Law; 2 Linda Shaw; 3 Isabel Watson.

Pat Lough gave a vote of thanks to the officers and committee, and the evening was rounded off by a good Northumbrian pie and pea supper.

The next meeting is on Thursday, June 19, at Shilbottle Community Hall.