Wednesday, 13 June 2018
At our June meeting, following a vote by members, Mary Mears was elected and agreed to stand as our new President. She explained this meant other people needed to take over her current role and two members agreed to help where they could, one attending committee meetings, the other assisting when she had time.
Various arrangements were finalised including pick up for the Stoberry Garden trip, help with the Group business meeting on 25th July and for the Group social on 26th September. Everyone going to the President’s evening in the Hall on August 13th was asked to tick a box to say what sort of food they would be bringing, this to make sure of more variety than last year. Barbara then went through several items in the County News and let us know we could suggest a Resolution for 2019 if we had an idea we would like put forward. She also reminded us that, in addition to our own bursary for Denman, they issue a substantial one themselves for first time attendees, meaning very low outlay for the member applying. Finally Barbara suggested looking at “My WI” on the internet where they were currently promoting a Healthy Eating Week and evidently run many other campaigns.
Our speaker, Sandy Bateman, came to talk to us about the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. She told us a lot about how Rowena Cade came to build it and also about her own experiences of acting there. She brought some lovely photographs of the theatre with its spectacular position on the coast and many programmes from productions held there over the years.
Our next meeting will be Monday 9th July at 7.30pm when we will find out all about Aloe Vera.
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