Women's Institute

PUBLISHED: 14:59 29 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010

THE meeting was held in the Dale Lounge with Jean Toms presiding, assisted by secretary Marjorie Cotterell and treasurer Betty Stone. The president thanked Eileen Lock for organising members night, and Marjorie Cotterell for the flower arrangements for

THE meeting was held in the Dale Lounge with Jean Toms presiding, assisted by secretary Marjorie Cotterell and treasurer Betty Stone. The president thanked Eileen Lock for organising members' night, and Marjorie Cotterell for the flower arrangements for the officers' table. Members entered their names for the trip to Emneth, on October 5, Walsoken, on October 10, and Tydd St Giles, on November 3, for federation events. Other events are a cheese and wine evening tonight (Friday) and the autumn council meeting on October 24. The president introduced Mrs A Lefort from Thorney, who gave a demonstration of egg craft using egg shells. Ostrich egg and other birds eggs were distributed for members to look at. Items were on display for sale after the meeting. She was thanked by Jean Toms. The social half-hour was a food quiz organised by Barbara Smart and won by Jean Toms and Peggy Stoppard. The harvest meeting was discussed. A buffet supper will be held with Councillor Mac Cotterell auctioning the produce. Duties for the evening were: Door steward, Elsie Bird; bring and buy stall, draw and convalescence coins, Peggy Stoppard; competitions, Jean Corker; visitors' hostess, Jeanie Hellon; newsletters, Barbara Smart; pianist, Marjorie Cotterell; tea hostess, Sheila Ward assisted by Sally Johnson. The competition was for something beginning with the letter F, points awarded were: Five, Jeanie Hellon, Kay Duncan, Peggy Stoppard, Barbara Smart; four, Joan Hollis, Jean Corker, Eileen Lock, Marjorie Cotterell; three, Sheila Ward, Jean Toms and Phylis Fisher. Flower of the month points were: Five, Sheila Ward, Barbara Smart and Eileen Lock. Both competitions were judged by Mrs Lefort.

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