Warkworth WI Meeting April 2nd 2019
Serena Coulter, our President welcomed thirty five members and four visitors to our April meeting.
We sang Jerusalem then Serena told us the shocking news that Pat Dodd’s daughter, Kate had died very suddenly.
The correspondence: Judy Townshend read the brief correspondence which included: application forms for Machine Quilting, Trip to Northallerton, Veggie Food Demo, Music Rocks, Fun Quiz Night, invitation for Calendar Girls from Rotary Club, Hexham.
President’s remarks: Serena reminded members of the coffee morning in aid of Memorial Hall funds on April 13th. Produce could be delivered to Serena or brought on the day to the hall. The outing on July 10th will cost £10. There will be a 49 seater coach for members and friends and the day will start at 9 am and end between 4 and 5 pm. The board was being circulated for the last time for anyone else to add their name. Money will be collected at the next meeting. Any spare seats will be offered to Amble WI.
Group reports: The Book Group will meet at Kate Burnham’s house on April 9th at 2pm. The Craft Group will meet on the following Tuesday at 2pm in the Hall. The Plastics Group will be notified of their next meeting at 2 Heather Grove. The Bowls Group will meet for the last time on Thursday 4th April. The Northumberland Federation Bowls Competition had taken place that day. This time instead of a whole team only pairs could enter. Anne Grace and Helen Wilson won in a very difficult competition! There was huge applause and congratulations. Helen was especially delighted as it was her birthday as well.
Birthday flowers were presented to Audrey Jones.
The next meeting will be on May 7th, our Annual Meeting when the committee will be voted in and a president chosen. There will be a pooled supper.
Our speaker, Andy Griffin gave a wonderful talk on the Northumberland Coast, concentrating on the history, starting at Tynemouth and then all the villages and towns along the coast right up to Warkworth. It was a most informative talk which was very well illustrated with magnificent photographs and captions.
A vote of thanks was given by Colette Conway.
Tea and coffee were prepared by Sylvia Capron and June Carruthers. Of course as Pat Dodd was unable to do her usual lovely baking we enjoyed Helen’s fruit cake and Serena’s scones instead.
The raffle was drawn with several good prizes, including a voucher for Bertram’s cafe.
The competition, a picture of the Northumberland coast was judged by Andy Griffin. The entries were all good. Jan Shotton came first, second was Sarah Chesney and third, Terry Quy
We look forward to Andy Griffin returning in the future to complete his talk following the coast from Warkworth to Berwick.