Women's Institute

PUBLISHED: 13:31 10 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

THIRTY one members were greeted by president Anne Chambers to the latest meeting, with a special welcome to four new members, Pat Limpus, Christine James, Eileen Sherwin and Alice Menton. Barbara Pugh was also welcomed back. Gemma Watts thanked members wh

THIRTY one members were greeted by president Anne Chambers to the latest meeting, with a special welcome to four new members, Pat Limpus, Christine James, Eileen Sherwin and Alice Menton. Barbara Pugh was also welcomed back.

Gemma Watts thanked members who had knitted blue woollen squares for the Water Aid Appeal and Margaret Patterson read a report on the autumn council meeting.

The first dinner party organised by Anne Chambers was due to have been the vegetarian one on Wednesday. This will be followed with a dinner party for omnivores on Tuesday November 14 (7pm). Response has been so good that more parties are planned. There will be a Christmas tree festival at St Mary's Church. The setting up date is Thursday December 18. Anyone with silver decorations was asked to lend them for the WI tree.

Nomination papers for committee elections were passed out, and hostesses requested for 2007. Jill Johnson distributed free tickets to the Wood Green craft fair.

Speaker Mary Dunn gave a talk about the history and work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Mary, who is deputy fund raiser in Peterborough, told how local people raised the money to keep the helicopters in the air and how much it cost to equip and maintain them. The assciation hopes to have two machines in the near future operating in the area. Ms Dunn was thanked by Joan Hall.

Refreshments were provided by Mavis Gamsby and Marjory Bishop, who were thanked by Anne Chambers.

Points awarded in the competition for sausage rolls, judged by Pat Jolly, were: 20, Gill Jolly and Rita Long; 19, Dorothy Yarker, Mavis Gamsby and Margaret Patterson; 17, Jenny Rust.

Raffle winners were Dorothy Yarker, Rita Long, Margaret Patterson, Pat Jolly, Gill Jolly and Christine James.

The next meeting will the annual meeting on December 7. Refreshments will be provided by the committee and the competition will be a Christmas flower arrangement.

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