HOLYPORT W.I. Monthly Report for November





On a chilly November evening, Holyport W. I. met at the War Memorial Hall in Moneyrow Green. Everyone sang Jerusalem and Wendy asked for a minutes silence for the sad passing away of our Treasurer Shirley Razey.
Wendy, our President led us through the events for the evening. Wendy asked if the minutes of the last meeting in October were correct and then signed them. Wendy thanked everyone for their contributions to the meeting,  Barbara for the table flowers , Carole S for the birthday posies, and the tea hostesses for the evening.
A short discussion followed with Wendy informing everyone that unless we can get more help on the committee our Institute is in danger of closing down. Penny, also reiterated the difficulties we face at the moment. On a temporary basis Penny will cover the Treasurer’s job until January when Wendy will take this job on, and Pam will temporarily step in to cover the President’s job.

Janet gave her update on the walks, a small group went to Clivedon in October and all had enjoyed the walk, with an expert gardener accompanying them around the grounds.
Late November for the next walk which will be in Braywick park, with a breakfast at the local Toby Inn. Our next walk after that will be in January 2018.
Mary reported on the second visit to the Real Tennis club in Holyport. Then Pat read out the Berkshire Newsletter. An envelope circulated around for the members to contribute towards a donation to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Shirley Razey.
Pauline read out the correspondences and  invitations to local W.I Christmas meetings. A card from Jen also was read out to thank all those who had helped at Shirley’s funeral.
A show of hands was given as to who would be interested in a Quiz night on the 30th of January 2018 at Knowl Hill Village Hall tickets £12.50 to include a fish and chips supper.

Janet updated us on the plans for our Christmas Social Meeting, several members are to participate in the evenings entertainment. Mary S one of our members had organised a Craft evening, everybody joined in with the making of a Christmas lantern. After we had all finished these Pauline J thanked Mary for an interesting craft evening. On display were several clutch bags, that some of our members had made in our monthly craft meeting.

In February we are planning a Social evening. This will coincide with St. Valentines day. Members were reminded that at our Christmas meeting they will need to bring along  a wrapped present to the value of £5, this will be judged on the best one in our December competition. On the evening there will be a prize for the best jumper and earings.

The raffle was drawn, and the flower of the month was won by Pauline L, Angela and Diane came joint second.

The meeting closed at 10.10pm.


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