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We started our October AGM with a pie and peas lunch. Prudence Marks, our WIA, arrived just in time for her warm pie.
After attending to our ordinary monthly business, activities were announced for the rest of the year.
These include an International Day at Stannington Village Hall. This is day of history and culture, titled The Netherlands, House of Orange. Please wear something orange.
Cresswell House will hold two sessions on making willow reindeer, just in time for your festive decorations.
There will be another chance to visit one of Newcastle’s iconic institutions, The Literary and Philosophical Society in November, also Christmas puddings, sugar craft and decorations at Cresswell House.
We are all looking forward to carol singing at Hexham Abbey in December, then carol singing again at Heighley Gate Garden Centre near Morpeth.
Frena Savage will lay a wreath at Norham War Memorial for Remembrance Day.
Shelagh Hume read out the financial statement, then secretary Jan L’Argent reminded us of our varied and very enjoyable activities during the year, which goes by so quickly.
Next, Margaret Jeffries gave her address.
At last, Prudence Marks guided us through the voting procedure. The result was: Margaret Jeffries, president; Jan L’Argent, secretary; and Shelagh Hume, treasurer.
Prudence then gave an account of her visit to London to discuss the resolutions. The results will be published in the WI Life magazine next month. She finally arrived in the city six hours late after travelling on a packed train with no hot food, not even a gin and tonic for her nerves.
Prudence was thanked by Marjorie Grahamslaw.
Finally, we were all presented with beautiful pot plants for the results of our monthly competition. The winner, with most points, was Margaret Baxter, who won the cup – congratulations Margaret.