Thursday, 12 May 2016

Meeting 11th April

Minutes of Meeting on Monday 11th April 2016
Apologies Margaret Cook, Paula Wood, Patsy Anderson Lin Edwards, Pat Gale & Mary Wehner Margaret Shaddock
Cindy welcomed everyone to the meeting explaining that Patsy has gone into hospital for an operation and is now at home recuperating; as is Margaret Cook after her operation. Cards were received from both thanking for kind thoughts and gifts of flowers.
Speaker David Chaterly on Victorian Brass Needle Cases. David gave a very interesting talk about brass needle cases – something very few of us had encountered. He shared numerous samples from his collection which showed how expert the workmanship was at this time, and how fine the needles – many of said we would be unable to thread them they were so fine. He also detailed the Needle industry in Redditch and like a previous speaker had found that his interest when delved into revealed that he was descended from one of the original needle makers coming over from France . Jacki gave the vote of thanks.

Matters Arising
Last month’s speaker Everyone agreed Jo was excellent and extremely knowledgable on her subject.
Patchwork Classes, are progressing well and it is hoped Brenda will repeat in the Autumn

Summer Soiree 25th June Hartlebury Castle – Vox in Frox £18
Good Food Show at NEC 16th June tickets £30
Painting Days – copy to all art group members with newsletter Jacki has some spares if anyone else would like one.
Elizabeth Bell Challenge 2016 To create a digital story. Katie has agreed to do this and has been passed the details. She explained what it entails and asked members for any photos or tapes of events over the years. Some of this will be used for the 90th WI Birthday celebration.
Fun & Games competition entry form. Dallas has kindly agreed to co-ordinate the entries and the entry form was passed to her. Dallas asked members to think about what they could do for the various classes and will hold a preliminary meeting with those interested in taking part.
The WI Sustainable gardening hanging basket competition. This was read out at the meeting to see if anyone would like to enter. This caused a lot of amusement but members agreed to think about entering.
Explore Bewdley July 19 £12 a county event (not one of Leslie and Ann's walks) which ends in a super at St George's hall in Bewdley.
Bulb Scheme + brochures were available for members to take
The WI at 100 – A Century of Inspiring Women was put out for members to look at.
WI & Climate Change Update twas put out for members to look at.
Resolution Notes for May Resolutions Jacki and Anne took these as they are attending the Resolution meeting next Monday.
Future Events
90th Birthday Celebrations The Hop Pole have sent a menu which was read out to the members
H M The Queen 90th birthday celebrations The members were told that this was discussed at length by the committee who unanimously agreed that we are doing a great deal this year and this celebration should be combined with the August Garden Party for just WI members., or alternatively held in place of the garden meeting in August. Members were asked what their opinion was and 28 members agreed that it should be cancelled and an alternative arranged – Mary Arden Davies said that there were already a lot of events going on in Areley Kings and Stourport over that weekend. No-one voted that ir stay as arranged.
Walks – Ann and Lesley have set the next walk for Wed 27th April around Bewdley. Members to meet in Gardeners Meadow car park at 2pm. Duration approx 1 ½ hours
Trip to Needle Museum 10 members are attending and arranged cars for the event.
Trip to Ralph Court Gardens – as only 16 members have booked to go.
Summer Outing - Waddesdon Manor – date set for Wed 13th July. Cost for NT card holders free, non NT members £14, Coach free to WI members, Partners and non members £8.50. WI tea £10 will comprise of Coronation chicken, new potatoes and salad with tea & coffee.
Who am I? Jacki explained what we want and asked as many members to participate as possible, we will use as many as time allows and carry others over for future meetings Paper and envelopes were available at the meeting to participate
Members will be asked to volunteer to host the August Garden party and it will be discussed at the next committee meeting. But only the existing offer from Mollie was a made.
Mollie told us of her Curry Lunch on Thursday 2nd June at the Village Hall at a cost of £10, tickets will be available soon, and members were asked to volunteer to make a dessert.
Group Meeting May 5th at Heightington only 5 members have signed up and as yet no-one has made a fan for the competition.

Competition: A decorative pin cushion 9 members entered a varied array of pin cushions which were judged by the speaker. First was Dallas, 2nd Katie and 3rd Margaret Cook.
Teas Pam Roberts,, Pam Sheward and Ann Shorthall were thanked for the teas and cakes.
Flowers for table Pat Griffin was thanked for the delightful vase of tulips and daffodils which she donated as a raffle prize

Meeting closed at 9.45pm and next meeting will be on Monday May 11th when the WI Resolutions will be discussed, a display of artwork from the art group will be displayed and patchwork will be shown. Followed by 'Who am I?'

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