Alnwick Centre WI, September meeting

Alnwick Centre WI was pleased to meet again in the Costello Centre after the summer break.

After the singing of Jerusalem, Anne Brown read a poem which she had written, entitled Keeping Fit. This was an excellent introduction to Alison Rushby, a volunteer from Age UK, who gave a very good talk on physical activity for older adults.

She told of the wide range of benefits obtained from doing extra exercise for only a few minutes per day. She also demonstrated simple exercises which all the members were able to copy and perform. It caused much hilarity and enjoyment.

Alison was so entertaining and the exercises so helpful that many members decided to join her Monday morning class at the Costello Centre.

The business part of the meeting was presided over by Hazel Shell.

The summer picnic and the Tyne boat trip had both been enjoyed. The October Group Meeting was discussed. This year the catering will be done by the Alnwick Centre at the Costello.

Members were interested in attending some of the county events, including Down Your Way – Flodden, the Newcastle guided shopping spree walk, the Truly International day and the Denman College visit in 2014. A delegate from Alnwick Centre is required to attend the AGM in Leeds next June.

The birthday flowers were won by Margaret Gardener and the write a poem competition by Hazel Shell.

The next meeting will be on October 10, at 2pm. Andy Griffin will talk on The Golden Age of Northumberland. The competition will be a border tart and the competition for the group, a pomander.