Members of North Sunderland and Seahouses WI met to hold the February meeting, incorporating the annual party, also to celebrate with a Burns supper.
This was prepared by our committee ladies and consisted of a delicious meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, followed by a selection of trifles plus cheese and biscuits, all with a glass of wine or two.
Betty Walton brought in the haggis – to the delight of everyone present – and it was addressed by Sheila Dixon. The meal was brought to a close by readings of poetry of Rabbie Burns.
The vote of thanks to the committee was given by Mrs Dixon and then, under the guidance of our President Pat Minto, we settled down to the normal business meeting.
The minutes of our previous January meeting were read and accepted. The various items of interest and matters arising were dispensed with. These consisted of our banner, which is being prepared, and the WI seat at the harbour.
Our treasurer gave a satisfactory report. We will hold a table-top sale next month and were reminded of our AGM in April.
The recipe book, as mentioned in WI Life, is to be purchased. This is to be available to all members.
Future dates: Creative Writing; In the Kitchen with Ann Arter (Cresswell House); resolutions meeting; St George’s Day in April; a walk around Warkworth in May and the annual council meeting in April.
Mrs E Braidford gave details of our next pub lunch to be held on February 28, at 12.30pm at The Middle in Bamburgh.
The raffle was won by Sandra Graham and Judith Stephenson. The competition, A Pretty Necklace, was won by Sheila Young, Sheila Dixon and Sandra McFarlane.
Our chairman closed the meeting and thanked everyone for a very pleasant evening.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 3, when we hope to have Karen Walker demonstrating Raggity Rugs by Design. Everyone is welcome to come along and join us.