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. 

 

Report for May

President Chris Clark welcomed members to the Public Hall for the May meeting of Gosberton WI.  Respect was paid to Queenie Dennis, a WI member for many years, who recently passed away.

Correspondence was read, including invitations from Holbeach WI and Tollgate WI and details of a handicraft day at Hubberts Bridge.  Two members will attend the discussion in July about farming and “Brexit”. Two more members are considering taking the exercise challenge to raise funds and members were asked for help for the WI stall at the village fair on 18th June.

Two resolutions were read out – helping to alleviate loneliness and concerns re the microplastic fibres finding their way into the oceans.  These were both voted on and passed and will be going forward to the National Meeting at Liverpool in June for further discussion and voting.

The speaker for this evening was ill and unable to attend, but at very short notice, Mr Ron Wood from the Gosberton Historical Society was able to show some scenes of Gosberton and surrounding areas, past and present. These showed how things have changed since the times when everything could be obtained locally without the need to travel out of the village. Sadly most of those businesses are no longer in existence. Ron was thanked by Chris.

May birthdays were celebrated by Rose Clay and Sonia Pacey.

Refreshments were served by Val Brocklehurst and Sandra Saxby, while Rosemary Sneath was lucky in the raffle.

Next month the speaker will be Ann Hobbs speaking about “multi-tasking in the 21st century”. 

Anyone wanting further information about Gosberton WI please contact the secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553 or email   eileenej23@aol.com

Visitors are always welcome.
 
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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