Craster WI, Meeting

The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.
Picture by Jane Coltman
The stone carving at the entrance to Craster. Picture by Jane Coltman

We met in the Memorial Hall on October 4. President Rosemary welcomed members and guests from Brizlee WI and Embleton.

Secretary Marion dealt with correspondence and made use of the new screen to show upcoming events. She told us of an information book on micro-plastic, Christmas at the Abbey, and that our Christmas meal at the White Swan, Alnwick, will be on December 18.

Our pledge for a meal for two at Craster Fish Restaurant was bought by Prudence Marks.

November 13, is Kindness Day. Members were asked to think what they might do. An invitation to Alnmouth Gift Shop had been received for November 12.

Marion asked for names for the committee for the ensuing year and for a president as Rosemary is retiring.

Rosemary then introduced Ethne Brown, who named her talk From Puppy Dogs To Guide Dogs.

She told how she had trained puppies. Some went on be guide dogs, others were not quite good enough and became either police dogs or dogs for deaf people. She mentioned all her puppies by name. She had Farena with her, who had been rejected because she had cataracts.

Ethne was tanked by Marion.

Supper was served by Janette Archbold, Marion Hogg and Sylvia Biott.

Raffle winners were: 1 Gill Twyford; 2 Ann Mallen. Birthday flowers went to Fiona Craster and Sheila Dixon. The results of the competition for a photo frame were: 1 Ann Mallen; 2 Shirley Tucker; 3 Beryl Ainsley.

A vote of thanks was given on behalf of the visitors by Suzy Frater from Brizlee WI.