Embleton WI, May meeting

Church of the Holy Trinity, Embleton.
Church of the Holy Trinity, Embleton.

A pleasant lunch

For a rearranged May meeting members of Embleton WI met at the Cottage Inn, Dunstan. Welcomed by president Mrs N Ham, everyone settled down to their business meeting.

Members reported on a quiz at Howick, a visit to keep-fit classes at Rock and an excellent evening at Belford WI to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Resolutions for the AGM were discussed and draft proposals for the group meeting were given by the secretary.

Invitations were received from North Sunderland and Seahouses, Longhoughton and Boulmer WI and to a 100th birthday celebration in Embleton. Members were also invited to join Embleton Flower Club on a visit to Thornton Hall Gardens.

The question of dog walking after a sheep attack in Christon Bank was discussed following correspondence from a local farmer.

Joan Littler gave a report on the Northumberland Federation WI spring council meeting, held at the RGS in Newcastle. The NFWI voted to continue its bursary scheme to help a student with further education. Delegates heard of the success of the national centenary events and of future events for 2016-17, which will help with fund-raising for the county centenary in 2018.

The guest speaker was Sally Kettle, who gave an interesting talk on her two ocean crossings.

Business over, it was time for lunch, which everyone enjoyed. Joan Little and the Cottage were thanked for arranging such a pleasant lunch.