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WI-April 17 Meeting

Our planned speaker had to cancel for the meeting on 13th April 2017, so instead, after the business section of the meeting, members were given the chance to go ‘Down Memory Lane’ looking through some of the archive material and photos of past and recent years. There have been several members working on the archiving including Carolyn, Lesley, Ann, Linda C, Sally, Carol and Barbara. They have worked hard and long to sort and label photos to add to the latest photo album. There was also a photo album on display from 1983 and it was fascinating to identify current members as they had looked more than three decades ago. Wartime memories and subsequent photographic displays of wartime artefacts and clothing were also on view. We had plenty of time to chat and have tea, coffee and biscuits while we remembered past occasions and people.

We congratulated our very talented members who entered and won the competition between the Loddon group of WIs for the best homemade bookmarks. Five bookmarks had to be made in five different handicraft techniques. The members representing North Waltham WI were Carolyn Brown (cross stitch), Ann Evans (quilting), Barbara Purkiss (lace making), Jan Peterson (painting), Debbie Wilby (papercraft) and our reserve Christine Dollery (photography). Their bookmarks were superb! Congratulations were given to Barbara and Alan Purkiss who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at the end of March.

Please make a note in your diaries to make large or small cakes, or biscuits, bread or savoury items etc. for the Cake Stall at the combined CHURCH FETE/ BIG LUNCH at Cuckoo Meadow on 11th June! We start selling at 12.00pm and volunteer helpers will be welcome!

Next meetings:

Thursday 11th May 2017 –‘Who, what, where and why of the WI’. A visit by Alison Woolford, WI Advisor, and Tracy Baker, WI Advisor and HFWI Board Member. Resolution Evening and Annual Meeting, followed by a chat over a cuppa!

Thursday 6th June 2017 – outing to The Red Lion, Overton, for an evening of skittles and supper.

Thursday 13th July 2017 – our Garden Meeting – details as to whose garden we will be visiting will be available in the next magazine. This will be a chance to have a chat over strawberries and cream and a glass of wine, so please remember to bring a chair, bowl, spoon and glass. Fingers crossed for a lovely warm summer evening!

Why not come along as a guest, a potential new member, or as someone who is interested in listening to a particular speaker? You will always get a cheery welcome from this fun-loving group! If anyone would like to come along or would like more details please contact Carolyn Brown.

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