Friday, 23 June 2017

Jokes and singing at the June W.I. meeting.

President Kirsten Cannon welcomed 35 members, 2 guests and gave a special welcome to Lindsay Parr from Kendal Parr W.I. to the monthly meeting.

Lindsay Slater gave a comprehensive report of the AGM held in Liverpool, she informed members that the new W.I. website had been launched and the resolutions on Alleviating Loneliness and Plastic Soup had both been passed.

President Kirsten then welcomed the entertainer Jacqueline McDonald.   Jacqueline was one part of the first female folk singing duo Jacqui and Bridie who performed to audiences around the world and who sung at a Royal Command Performance for H.M. Queen Elizabeth. Jacqueline was also the female singer with The Spinners for 3 years. 

Jacqueline treated members to a medley of folk songs, some of which were accompanied by dancing jig dolls and interspersed with an amusing account of her life.  Stella Howse gave the vote of thanks.

The competition for a puppet was won by Dorothy Goddard with Sue Ashton in second place.

The monthly raffle was won by Pat Dodgson.

Date of next meeting is August 16th at 7.15pm in Natland Village Hall when the guest speaker Dr Julia Piggott will speak on Identification of Bees