Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Lots to get through at our May meeting with the usual business matters, the AGM, the Resolution to discuss and a talk to finish.
We were reminded of the Group business meeting in Leigh on Wednesday 25th July, the President’s evening in the Hall on 13th August and the Group meeting, again in Leigh Hall, on Wed September 26th. For the President’s evening Barbara asked if we could specify the type of food we would be bringing as last year there were far too many quiches! Still on a food note she mentioned only 2 came to the last first Friday lunch in the Bell and hoped more would be able to come to the next one on Friday 1st June. We were also asked to hand in at least two tombola prizes each for the fete, ideally by the end of May.
The AGM part of the evening included Caroline answering questions on the accounts and Mary reading out a report on the year’s activities on behalf of Jan Pattison. Our current President Sue Rodford had resigned due to poor health, Barbara was standing in on a temporary basis and we agreed to leave voting for a new President to a later date. However we were pleased that two relatively new members agreed to join the committee.
One of our members then gave us a personal take on the Resolution which was about parity of funding for mental health with that for physical health. Following a discussion with other personal experiences included we then voted in favour of the Resolution.
Finally Wendy Worley, a Leigh resident for many years, gave us a talk about how her interest in writing began from investigating a family tree and explained how this finally resulted in the publication of a book with a World War One theme. She has since gone on to write a second, not yet published. She then read us an extract from the first book.
Our next meeting will be Monday 11th June at 7.30pm when we will have a talk on the Minack theatre in Cornwall.
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