Kentisbury WI held their annual meeting on Monday 14 May at 7.30pm in the village hall. WI Advisor Catherine Williams was present. Catherine is a new advisor and comes from West Down.
The ordinary meeting took place first. President Viviane talked about various activities available to members.A walk on Braunton Burrows and a trip to Sidmouth to hear a talk by a forensic scientist are just two events coming up.
12 members from Kentisbury enjoyed the Spring Council Meeting in Torquay, although the sea front was closed due to flooding, and the sea gulls so noisy at one point you could barely hear Ruth Bond, the national chair, speak. Gardening guru Chris Beardshaw was the guest speaker, and, as he put it, “the sound of the drought crashing down on the roof” made it hard to hear him at times.
Christine Potter reported back to us on her visit to Rosemary Eden,who is now in Bideford hospital, making progress after her stroke.
The WI are having a tombola stall at the Jubilee Party on Sunday 3 June.
The annual meeting began with reports from the treasurer, secretary, and president. Kentisbury WI have 21 members, and next year will be their 80th anniversary. The three officers remain the same, Viviane Clout president, Valerie Ashman secretary and Brenda Bowden treasurer.
The 2012 resolution regarding more funding for midwives was discussed in detail, with some interesting points raised. Two members will be travelling to London to attend the National Annual Meeting on May 30th. where voting will take place.
Everyone enjoyed a bring and share supper, and the evening ended with a quiz.
FOM 1 Viviane Clout 2 Gillian Parker 3 Brenda Bowden.
The next meeting is on Monday 11 June as there is another bank holiday. The speaker is from Exeter Leukaemia Fund and the competition is an attractive candle.