President Serena Coulter welcomed 37 members and 10 visitors from Howick, Broomhill and Acklington WIs.
Secretary Judy Townshend dealt with correspondence and courses.
A total of £97.54 had been given to the RNLI crew from Amble. Baby items from the craft group will be donated to the Tiny Lives charity.
We will host a drop-in session for tea/coffee and biscuits on World Kindness Day, November 13, from 10am to 12.30pm, at the Memorial Hall. Members were asked to encourage people to come, especially those who don’t get out much. Lifts will be offered.
Lorna Allen won the birthday chocolates.
Serena introduced speaker Dr Ray Lowry, a retired dentist and doctor, who gave a humorous talk on his experiences.
He was a comedy writer, working for many well-known comedians, before training in his medical profession. He entertained us with anecdotes and amusing items and misprints from the press. It was a laugh-out-loud evening that we all enjoyed.
A delicious pooled supper was served. Our visitors complimented us on such a marvellous spread.
The competition for a joke was judged by Dr Lowry. The results were: 1 Christine McDonald; 2 Alison Philips; 3 Pat Dodd.
The next meeting, on November 7, is our 95th anniversary and Marion Hinchley will demonstrate floral arrangements. The competition is for a 95th birthday card.