Record, June 4th,

Warkworth WI Meeting June 4th 2019

Serena Coulter, our President welcomed 35 members and 1 visitor from the drama group to our June meeting. We sang Jerusalem.

The correspondence: Judy Townshend read the correspondence which included an invitation to the federation 100 club, a schedule for the Hollowe’en food and floral competition and invitations to Lesbury and Alnwick Brizlee WIs. A list of future courses and events was available for members to view with further details available from the secretary.

President’s remarks: The coach taking us to the Durham Dales in July will pick up from the Hermitage and members were asked to be there by 8.50 am.

The Warkworth Show entry for our WI will be an individual savoury pasty.

Marion Jones will take on the role of representing our WI on the Hall Committee as Serena will be stepping down from that Committee

Group reports: The Book Group will meet at Judith Bulmer’s house on June 11th at 2 pm. The Craft Group will meet on the following Tuesday at 2pm in the Hall. The Plastics Group will be presenting their petition to Ann-Marie Trevelyan on June 21st, 3.30 at the Alnwick office. The Bowls Group will be re-commencing in September.

Birthday flowers were presented Joyce Tweedy.

The next meeting will be on July 2nd, a members’ meeting to hear about 100 years of the WI and social history over those decades.

Our speaker, Paul Mein was introduced by Marion Jones. Paul read some poems and prose that he had written himself. As an audience we were moved and enlightened, amused and tearful, but totally enthralled. His descriptive language sparked our imaginations and reminded us of past times.

A vote of thanks was given by Marion who summed up Paul’s writing as ‘deep, profound and moving’.

The raffle was drawn.

Tea and coffee were prepared by Elaine Spowart and Alison McPhillips.

The competition, a short poem was judged by Paul Mein. Helen Wilson came first, second was Pat Dodd and joint third, Jan Shotton and Kate Burnham.


Paul Mein has published his poems in a booklet titled “The language of sands”