HOLYPORT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE MONTHLY REPORT FOR APRIL

A Social Evening had been arranged for Holyport W.I. on Thursday the 14th April. Pam had kindly stepped in to be our President for the evening as Wendy our new President had been away.

After the singing of Jerusalem Pam welcomed all and a new visitor Lindsey Butler. The minutes of the last meeting were signed and then Pam asked Penny if she would hand out the birthday posies for Jen and herself.

A  tombola had been arranged for this months meeting this replaced the usual raffle.  Marika had kindly brought her homemade quilts to the meeting for all to see before refreshment time.

Carole was called upon to give her report on the Spring Council Meeting at the Hexagon on the 13th of April.  Pam thanked Carole and  then Pauline for arranging the walk to the Crown Estate to see the primroses. All those who had attended enjoyed a super walk followed by coffee and refreshments at Fernygrove Farm.  Janet filled us in on details of walk 20 to Burnham Beeches on Friday the 22nd of April.

Tickets had been on sale for the Group Meeting in May to be held at Windsor Great Park.  Holyport will provide the table flowers for the meeting.

A special birthday card from  Holyport W.I. was sent to the Queen for her 90th birthday.  Pam thanked Shirley for providing the card, she had designed and made the card herself. It was also suggested we might have a garden party to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday sometime in June.

The Denman appeal for funds had been discussed at the meeting  and all members agreed funds would be raised for this by their own personal donations.

Marika spoke on her homemade quilts, several items circulated around the room they ranged from homemade quilted bags to bed covers. Marika reminded us the competition next month would be for a homemade craft item no doubt some of our members will be a attempting a quilted item. Tea, coffee and a buffet where served in the social time.

Penny won the flower of the month competition. Pam brought the meeting to a close at 9.55pm. Next month will be the Resolutions Meeting on Thursday the 12th of May. All visitors welcome at a small fee.

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