On Thursday the 12th of March Holyport W.I. held its AGM. Mary stood in for Jen our President and announced the good news that Jen had given birth to a baby son a few days ago.Two members Sue and Jackie from Maidenhead W.I. visited our Institute as tellers to collect our votes on a new President. Pam gave out the birthday posies to Penny, Lesley, Chris, Elaine and Sarah.

Bryony explained to new members about our Denman bursary, all members eligible for the bursary received a number and this was to be drawn out at the end of the meeting. The person to receive this would be able to choose from the many courses at Denman on offer. It was announced we are to hold a “Social Meeting” in April, Mary said ideas for a competition for that meeting were needed.

Or fish and chip suppers arrived and were very much enjoyed be all the members. An envelope circulated for the members to contribute towards a voucher for Jen’s new baby. Pauline L read out her annual secretary’s report, followed by Mary reading out Jen’s Presidents report for the year.

Wendy our Treasurer told us in her Treasurer’s report that fundraising would have to be a top priority this year. A suggestion that we increase our tea/coffee refreshments money by one pound, raffle prizes donations only and limit them to five, plus supplied food for the evening cakes etc donated by the allotted hostesses for the evening. A vote on all three proposed changes went ahead and all were passed in favour of the changes. The three officers were then presented with some lovely potted plants by Penny. Everyone showed their appreciation.

Bryony was presented with the Helen Hellyer Cup for her miniature flower arrangement. The Hazel Edwards rose bowl went to Pauline J for her Green heart and Diane received the Flower of the month cup. The competition cup will be presented next month. A vote for the new President followed with Jen accepting and taking a second term.

The Denman dip draw was won by Jan Payne with Jackie P as reserve. Byron and Pauline L jointly won the Flower of the month competition. The Meeting closed at 10.00pm

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