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. 

President Rosemary Sneath welcomed members to the Public Hall for the June meeting of Gosberton WI. 

She told us about her recent trip to Bournemouth as the delegate for the National Annual Meeting, where the two resolutions under discussion were passed with a substantial  majority.  Various invitations and events were read out including a talk by Dr Gillian Dooley about Matthew Flinders, to be held at Donington Church Hall on Wednesday 3rd July.

June birthdays were celebrated by Chris Clark, Sandra Saxby and Pat Walters.

The speaker for the evening was Stephen Chapman, anti-slavery co-ordinator.  He gave a most interesting talk about his work combatting modern day slavery, a subject many of us knew little about, or even believed existed. We learned how vulnerable people of all ages are coerced into working for nothing, under terrible conditions, often violently abused and in fear.  This is not just happening abroad, but in this country and is more widespread than you may imagine. Thanks to the Modern Slavery Act of 2015, prosecutions are now being made, but there is still a long way to go. He was thanked by Jess Fitzjohn.

Val Brocklehurst and Jill Fitzjohn served refreshments. Sandra Saxby and Ann Harvey won raffle prizes and the competition for a pretty cup was won jointly by Chris Clark and Rosemary Sneath.

Next month there is a change to the advertised meeting - it will be held on Tuesday 9th July at 7.15 pm. Chris Clark will do a floral demonstration and members are asked to bring along an egg cup and a selection of small flowers and foliage to make their own arrangements which will then form the competition. 

 Visitors are welcome at our meetings, and if anyone would like further information or has any questions about Gosberton WI please contact 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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