Acklington WI, Meeting

Church of St John the Divine, Acklington
Church of St John the Divine, Acklington

Games and supper

This month we met for the annual meeting and welcomed Jo Dickson, who visited Acklington WI as our adviser.

We began with the usual items on the regular agenda and minutes of the previous meeting, which had taken the form of homemade entertainment by means of a beetle drive, kindly arranged by Margaret, followed by a good chat over a pooled supper.

While our dominoes team had spent a delightful afternoon at Craster, the games had ended in a dead heat, resolved by Craster just piping us in the decider.

After such fun and camaraderie we were then treated to an afternoon tea par excellence. Three members were invited to Broomhill’s 95th birthday celebrations for an enjoyable evening of singing and supper.

Moving to the agenda of the annual meeting, the treasurer, secretary and president each gave their reports, outlining another varied and successful year of events and activities, with finances in good state. Thanks were expressed to the committee and members for their contributions throughout the year.

The WIA then took over for the appointment of officers for the forthcoming year.

Our current president, Sylvia Linnett, had stated that she would be standing down. After a vote was taken and discussion ensued, two members, Janet Leonard and Sue Francis agreed to share the role as joint presidents, while treasurer Barbara Cock and secretary June Barras agreed to remain in post.

Other members of the committee, Mary Guy, Moira Peden and Sylvia Linnett continue in post, while a new committee member, Sheenagh Deakin, was welcomed on board.

The business part of the evening completed, Jo Dickson ended with an entertaining account of her experiences attending the centenary celebrations in London the previous year.

The results of the annual competition were announced as follows: 1 Mary Guy; 2 Sylvia Linnett; 3 Moira Peden. Then floral tokens were presented to Jo Dickson as thanks for attending as WIA, and to our outgoing president, Sylvia, in appreciation of all she has done, after which the evening ended with the usual social time and refreshments.

We next meet on Tuesday, November 8, at 7.15pm with a demonstration of Christmas card making, followed by an opportunity to try our hand. So if you’re feeling crafty why not come along, as visitors are always welcome.