Sunday, 15 April 2018
Meeting 9 April 2018
We were looking ahead to various events at our April meeting. There would be a walk of about an hour around the quarry on Mon 30th April at 2pm in aid of ACWW, followed by refreshments back at the Village Hall. Looking further ahead our May meeting would include our AGM and a discussion on the Resolutions, please see your latest WI Life for details of the subject which is to do with mental health. We would also be hearing from Leigh resident Wendy Worley about her latest book.
June sees Leigh’s annual fete and we were reminded to carry on collecting contributions for the adult tombola which the WI will be running in addition to selling ice creams, Pimms and Mocktails. Even further on in the year will be our President’s Evening on August 13th. No details yet but this may have a different format to previous years and is planned to be held in the Memorial Hall.
Our speaker was Jim Hardcastle, the Mendip Hills AONB Unit Manager. He explained what area is covered, which some of us were disappointed to realise did not include Leigh, and the sort of work they do trying to protect it with the help of partners such as the Mendip Society and the Somerset Earth Science Centre. The unit has a very limited amount of paid staff and relies to a great extent on volunteers but still manages to do a lot of valuable work.
Our next meeting will be Monday 14th May, see above for details.
Posted by Leigh on Mendip W.I. at 20:08