Warkworth WI news March 2017
President, Marion Jones welcomed 35 members and 3 visitors to our to our March meeting. After the business meeting which consisted of notices from Cresswell House, a reminder about the annual trip out in June which will be to Kirkharle and Keilder, members heard about the success of the latest craft afternoon which resulted in a number of knitted hats for the premature baby unit at the RVI.
The birthday flowers were won by Anne Grace and the competition for a homemade toy animal was won by Jan Shotton, with Val West second and Linda Bell third.
Marion then welcomed Alex Lister, the Reserve Manager from Hauxley who was invited to give an update of the progress at the nature reserve and new visitor centre. He gave an informative and often amusing account of the many construction problems encountered since work began in May 2015. He told us of the reasons for the delay in opening the new reserve, but using projected photos he illustrated what a wonderful resource we will soon have locally. He predicts an opening date in May with an official opening on June 23rd. Alex invited us to go on a group visit. There were numerous questions from our interested members and June gave a vote of thanks.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday April 4th with a speaker about the history of forensic science and a competition for a decorated egg.