Gosberton Womens Institute

Gosberton WI meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except August)
at the Public Hall Gosberton, starting at 7.15 pm. 

We have a brief business meeting, discuss outings & invitations etc, acknowledge birthdays and special event. Then we welcome the speaker. We try to bring a variety to our meetings and in the past we have heard speakers on subjects as viverse as "Life in the circus" and "Prince Charles' wedding cake".

For details of membership fees, please contact Eileen, details below. 

President Christine Clark welcomed members of Gosberton WI to the Public Hall for the October meeting.

The record of the previous meeting, and the County Newsletter were read.

Many items of correspondence had been received, including: an invitation to Pode Hole WI's Xmas Fayre on 11th November and an invitation to take part in the Gosberton Church Flower Festival in March 2018.  Tickets for the Haven Group Meeting were available for sale and questionnaires from members of the Federation were discussed, relating to future events and outings.  There will be a visit to the WI College at Denman in August next year and a member of Pinchbeck WI will be representing us at the Annual General Meeting at Cardiff in June.

Christine told members that the recent 40's Challenge (celebrating 40 years of Lincolnshire South Federation) had been taken up by Eileen Johnson and as a result of her swimming and walking efforts, £91 had been raised in sponsorship.  The money is divided between the Federation and Institute funds.  Eileen thanked everyone for their support.

Shirley Baxter was the only member celebrating a birthday this month and Jill Fitzjohn has organised a meal out on 24th October.

The speakers this evening were Helen Slater and Emily Eley who run a bra emporium in Lincoln.  We learned about the history of the bra, the importance of wearing the right bra and the correct way of fitting a bra - something we ladies tend to take for granted.  They answered many questions from the members and were thanked by Sandra Saxby.

Refreshments were served by Rose Clay and Jill Fitzjohn and Betty Dakers was lucky in the raffle.

The evening ended with a produce auction, raising £25 for funds.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th November when a driving instructor will be saying "and not on my lawn!"

Visitors are welcome, and anyone wanting more information can call the secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553 or email   eileenej23(AT - use the usual symbol)aol.com

You can also click on the link below which will take you to the main WI website.
www.thewi.org.uk/about-the-wi

 


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