Hoath with District WI
November has been a busy and enjoyable month for Hoath with District W.I. We started with ‘Ladies who Lunch’ at Brogdale and enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by members making purchases from the various on-site shops, including meat from the excellent butcher plus a few early Christmas presents.
The walking group enjoyed two mornings by the sea, starting from Beltinge, and both days were bright and dry - with a stop for coffee afterwards.
A small group had a very enjoyable day in London to see the Lord Mayor’s Show, and had coffee in St Bride’s church before the parade, and then lunch in the church afterwards. We took the opportunity to visit St Paul’s Cathedral, which was free for the day, and it looked magnificent. We ended the day by joining one of the many free walks provided by volunteer guides.
Our outings organiser arranged two trips to the Marlowe Theatre to see a ballet, and the musical Chicago – both were superb. Several members also supported the Frugal Lunch in Hoath village hall to help raise funds.
President Barbara Milne welcomed 28 of our 53 members to our Annual Meeting and asked us to sing ‘Jerusalem’. This acapella performance was so good she was rendered nearly speechless. Both the Treasurer’s Financial Statement and the Committee’s Annual Report were accepted and agreed, and the outgoing President thanked everyone for their help and donations.
The Committee members for 2013 were announced as follows:
the new President is Wendy Dance,
Secretary, Dawn Stevens,
Treasurer, Wendy McGee,
plus Rosemary Crippin, Sheila Hawkes, Sandy Sinclair, Tracey Jones and Dina Wilson.
Dawn Stevens: 01227 732039 or email@example.com
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|13 March||WI members to attend East Kent Federation of Women’s Institutes Annual Council Meeting 2013 at the Winter Gardens, Margate. Special Guest Pippa Greenwood.|
|21 March||Hoath with District WI Meeting with guest speaker Kinn Mcintosh, a local author, talking about writing crime fiction|
|10 April||WI members to attend a Spring Gardening Day at Simon Langton School for Boys.|
|18 April||Hoath with District WI Meeting with guest speaker Miss Heather Willis, an illustrated talk about Pembrokeshire- Springtime along the coast.|
|20 April||Hoath with District WI Craft and Produce Show where members compete in 25 categories|
|16 May||Hoath with District WI Meeting - Resolutions Meeting when we will be discussing and voting for the resolution we want to be put to the government.|
|01 June||National Federation of Women's Institutes' AGM in Cardiff.|
|20 June||Hoath with District WI Meeting with guest speaker Professor Stuart Field, a talk on "60 years of the League of Friends at K & C Hospital|
|Hoath with District WI Meeting with Member Dawn Stevens giving a costumed presentation on "Life as a Tudor Woman".|
|19 September||Hoath with District WI Meeting with guest speaker Veronica Ashby, with a talk "Dungarees to Diamonds".|
|17 October||Hoath with District WI Meeting with guest speaker Helen Bennington from Street Scene, with a talk on Recycling in the Canterbury area.|
|21 November||Hoath with District WI Meeting - Our Annual Meeting looking back on the last 12 months.|
|12 December||Hoath with District WI Meeting with guests, the Sturry Singers to a Christmas celebration. .|