We held our AGM at the May meeting, business this year being helped along with cheese and wine. Glenda Cooper was re-appointed as President and new members were welcomed to the Committee: Sue Godar (who joined us earlier in the year), Ann Williams takes over from Mill Turner as Treasurer, and Fiona Masters replaces Anne Wooster as Secretary.
Virginia Westmacott reported that our ever popular April Tea Party raised a whopping £892, half of which has been donated to Rennie Grove Hospice Care. We were entertained by Roger Bolton and his two lovely assistants, wife Julia and WI member Bea Hopkins, from whom we learnt more about Lady Marion Alford, Rosina Massey and from Aldbury, (see, not partisan!) Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Three most inspiring women.
The highlight of June of course, was the village Fun Day at which the WI provided tea and cake. The meeting for June is held at a member’s home and this year, being no exception, was enjoyed at the lovely home and garden of Marika Graham-Woods, where refreshments were also partaken. Many of us could also be found helping out (and hosting) in the Open Gardens event, for which it also ceased raining and was a fantastic success.
I will be reporting on our July and August doings and adventures in the next Diary. Oooh, I can hardly wait! Should any ladies consider joining us, you will be made very welcome. Call Anne Wooster on 842469 or Fiona Masters on 843723. We usually meet at the village hall at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month.