Sunday, 23 November 2014

Report of the November Women's Institute Meeting and AGM

      The November meeting of Natland and 0xenholme W.I. was presided over by Marion Thornton and preceded the A.G.M. Two members of Preston Patrick W.I. Noreen Webster and Fay Bailey were welcomed to act as tellers.

Kirsten Cannon had attended the Annual Council meeting and gave a comprehensive report of a very busy year, and events now being planned for the 2015 Centenary year. A 50 year membership certificate was awarded to Doreen Galbraith,  and Jean Clement received a 30 year certificate.  The trophy for the best co-operative yeast cookery exhibit at the County show was presented to the five members who contributed. An excellent speaker at the group meeting hosted by Crosscrake W.I. had resulted in a very enjoyable evening, reported Diana Dickinson. A team of  four members had had an unsuccessful but fun night at the Federation Quiz. The winner of the Evelyn Cottam Cup for the most points gained in the monthly competitions was won by Kirsten Cannon.                                                                  
The years financial statement was then presented, and the Committee's Annual report of meetings given by Stella  Howes.  The chairman, Marion, thanked all for their support and help over the past 5 years.  Doris Aldsworth thanked her for her leadership, and Kirsten presented her with a gift token, an appreciation from the group's members.

As a result of the ballot by the members, Kirsten  Cannon was elected as president. Two new members joined the committee. Our thanks to the tellers were expressed by Lynn Pritchard.

Supper provided by members was enjoyed, and  a lively social half hour ended the evening.

Next meeting, Wednesday 10th December at 7.30pm. in the Village Hall Natland.
Jackie Huck, entertains with an evening of  Poems and Stories. Visitors welcome.