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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.
New President Jenny Pocock welcomed members to the May meeting of Gosberton WI. Items from the newsletter were read and several invitations and forthcoming events and outings were discussed. The resolution "Mental Health Matters" was discussed and a vote taken for our link delegate who will go to the National Annual Meeting at Cardiff in June. Our members voted wholly in favour of the resolution.
After a break for refreshments, served by Sandra Saxby and Rosemary Sneath, the speaker was introduced, Bernadette Chapman, the daughter of one of our members. She gave a lovely demonstration of how she makes sugar paste and cold porcelain flowers - a delicate pastime which requires oodles of patience, but apparently is very therapeutic. She gave a lovely example of her work to the raffle. She was thanked by Jenny.
Continuing the 'floral' theme, Jenny made special presentations to Betty Dakers, retiring from the Treasurer's position after a number of years, and to Christine Clark, following her many years serving the WI in many capacities, including President for over 30 years. Chris has accepted another role within the WI.
Raffle winners were Pat Walters (who took the lovely flower home), Shirley Baxter and Jenny.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th June when the speaker will be Derek Harris talking about life on the canal.
Visitors are welcome, (£3.50) and if anyone wanting more information can call the secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553 or email eileenej23(AT - use the usual symbol)aol.com