Friday, 12 January 2018
Meeting 8 January 2018
At our January meeting the programmes for the coming year were handed out and we were reminded to bring a raffle prize to a meeting if we had not already done so. Mary noted the programme did not include any outings but felt it better to arrange these at short notice during the year as suggestions cropped up.
Reminders were given about some forthcoming events such as the WI birthday lunch at Barbara Turner’s house on Saturday 3rd Feb and the Village Clean Up on Sat 3rd March. This would be held between 2 and 4pm with refreshments available from 3pm and as always was open to all volunteers not just WI members. We were also reminded that if we wished to attend any events appearing in the WI County News not to apply direct but to let Mary know and she would arrange it.
Our talk had a rather unusual opening with speaker Clive Fairclough, the new vicar of Mells, first playing From Russia With Love for us and then donning a Russian type fur hat and falling briefly into James Bond mode. He had been ordained 14 years ago following a life including 20 years in military service and came originally from a farming background so was happy to be back in rural Somerset. However the most interesting period of his ministry had been 2 and a half years spent in Moscow and he gave us a fascinating account of his time there.
The next meeting on Monday February 12th will include a craft workshop, please bring some scissors and a general purpose chopping board.
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