2017 Meetings/October


Serena Coulter, our president welcomed 37 members and 10 visitors from Howick, Broomhill and Acklington WIs to our special Guest Evening.

We sang Jerusalem.


For the benefit of those who missed the September meeting Serena mentioned the wonderful talk by the RNLI crew from Amble and together with a £30 donation fee, £97.54 was raised.

Red wool is needed for the craft group’s poppy-making.

Shoebox appeal needs funds for buying of small items.

Craft group baby items to be donated to the Tiny Lives charity.

Reminder of Suggestions Book for ideas of speakers.


Lorna Allen won the birthday chocolates.


Northumberland Fed: Northd News order form, International Day, Re-visit to Lit and Phil, Christmas craft day, Info re- Cragside Christmas lunch,

National Fed: My WI leaflet, Our WI future survey results, Campaign Action Packs x2 – End plastic soup and Alleviate loneliness, Food waste postcard.


Book Group: Kate Burnham’s house, 2pm Tuesday 12th October.

Craft group at the Memorial Hall, Tuesday 19th, 2-4.

Bowls Group at Memorial Hall, every Thursday from 10am.


The Hall Coffee Morning on October 9th at 10.30: WI will be in charge of the raffle. More donations welcome.

Subs to be paid in January; £41.

Hexham Abbey Christmas Celebration on December 14th; coach and ticket, £10. Board circulated.


Our 95th birthday. Guests invited from Acklington, Broomhill and Shilbottle WIs.


Serena introduced our guest speaker, Dr Ray Lowry.

Dr Lowry, a retired dentist and doctor gave a very humorous talk on his experiences in his varied career. He was a comic writer, working for many well-known comedians. It was a laugh-out-loud evening that we all enjoyed immensely.

Kate Burnham gave a lovely vote of thanks on behalf of our members and visitors.


A most delicious pooled supper was served together with tea and coffee. Our visitors complemented us on such a marvellous spread.

COMPETITION The competition for a joke was judged by Dr Lowry. Christine McDonald’s joke came first, Alison Philips second and Pat Dodd third.

It was a really good, fun and well-attended meeting.