Women's Institute

PUBLISHED: 13:32 10 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

A DEMONSTRATION by Federation chairman Denise Hall of what can be achieved by using basic household items to create Christmas arrangements was given to members and two visitors in the Dale lounge. She was thanked by Jean Toms, who, prior to the demonstra

A DEMONSTRATION by Federation chairman Denise Hall of what can be achieved by using basic household items to create Christmas arrangements was given to members and two visitors in the Dale lounge.

She was thanked by Jean Toms, who, prior to the demonstration, conducted a business meeting assisted by secretary Marjorie Cotterell and treasurer Betty Stone. Birthday greetings were sung to Bernadette Mortimer, who also received a pen. An invitation to West Walton's New Year party was received, names were taken of members wishing to attend for the Christmas Extravaganza on November 17, and transport arranged for the Christmas dinner at March St Mary's on November 16. Marjorie Cotterell reported on the council meeting held in Whittlesey. Elsie Bird agreed to provide flowers for the officers' table at the next meeting. Diaries had arrived for those who had ordered them.

Nominations were forwarded of members wishing to stand for next year's committee. Competitions were organised by Barbara Smart and judged by Denise Hall. Points awarded in the competition for something beginning with the letter G were: Five, Phylis Fisher, Kay Duncan, Peggy Stoppard; four, Barbara Smart, Joan Hollis, Eileen Lock, Marjorie Cotterell. Flower of the month points were: Five, Barbara Smart; four, Eileen Lock. Duties for the evening were: Elsie Bird, door steward and register; Sheila Ward, visitors' and tea hostess; Barbara Smart, newsletters; Peggy Stoppard, bring and buy; Marjorie Cotterell, pianist; Eileen Lock, raffle and convalescence coins.

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