Hello all. Many apologies for the non-appearance of this blog through 2015. It was such a very busy year in WI Land with the centenary celebrations that I’m afraid something had to give and the something was this blog. But here we are back again and raring to go in 2016.
We have a new president in Gwyneth Davies, Jen Owen remains as treasurer and Jean Hurrell reprises the secretary’s role. Our January meeting saw Gwyneth and Jean, with help from Rita Lloyd, presenting information aboutt he eight shortlisted resolutions. There was a lot of info to take in, so a reviving cup of tea was much needed – some people learned how to play dominoes over their cuppas – then it was on to the voting. 12 members voted for the resolution regarding free sanitary protection for homeless women in shelters, with other votes going to care for dementia patients in hospitals, avoiding food waste, first aid and equal funding for mind and body. Jan Stanley was presented with the cup for the “Bloom from my Garden” competition; well done Jan!
Many of us enjoyed a festive meal with Helen Davies providing the catering and John Hughes the entertainment. Many many thanks to Rita and Dot Neville for the table decorations and to all those who helped to set up the room (it looked lovely) and to clear away afterwards.
On February 9th Caroline Yorke will be coming to the Old School to tell us about Search and Rescue Dogs, which should be really interesting. I once saw some of these dogs in training on a walk in the Lake District. Come and join us at 7.30pm – you can be sure of a warm welcome.