HOLYPORT WOMEN’S INSTITUTE MONTHLY REPORT FOR JUNE

Wendy, our President opened the June meeting, and asked us all to sing Jerusalem. Three new visitors were welcomed and then apologies were given for all those who couldn’t attend the meeting.

Bryony supplied the table flowers this month, while Wendy provided the birthday posies. Penny told us about her recent trip to see “The Girls”, a Gary Barlow production in London and asked members if anyone would be interested in going to see this show. A group of 10 would be needed in order to get the discounted tickets.  Pam then read out the report on the Group Meeting, that was held at Holyport Memorial Hall in May.

A discussion took place about the Summer Garden party at Ann M’s house, it was agreed that  we would share cars to this venue, due to parking difficulties at Ann’s house. A book was circulated for members to write down the refreshements they would be willing to profide, for this event in August.

Wendy thanked all those who had provided cakes for Holyport Fair. Our contribution had been excellent one this year,  we had managed to raise £125. oo towards the various charities  the fair raises money for.

Pauline J had been our representative at the National AGM in Liverpool this year. Pauline gave a brief report on the speakers and the resolutions. The first resolution was “Alleviating Loneliness” and 69.3%  were in favour of this, with “Plastic Soup” at 98% in favour. Pauline said the two days had been very enjoyable, even though they had just got back that afternoon to attend the evening meeting.

An invitation to look around the Real Tennis Club had been extended to our W.I. Carole to liase with them to arrange a date for a few of our ladies to attend. Carole will also attend a memorial service for Betty C in August,  all members interested to let Carole know.

The planned Car Boot sale is ongoing. Janet read out this months walk, this time it will be set around the village of Waltham St. Lawrence.

Wendy introduced our speaker for the evening Mr. Steve Roberts, his subject “Tales of a Scotland Yard Detective”. Steve had us all enthralled with tales of his time in the London police force.  He was a very entertaining speaker,  with his cockney rhyming words and tales of his time on the beat, and of later with the Flying Squad. He also told us of some of the dangerous assignments he had been involved in, all told very amusingly. Everyone agreed he had been one of our best speakers.

Carole gave Steve a vote of thanks. Angela won the flower of the month competition with her geranium, and then after the raffle the meeting came to a close at 9.55pm.

Next month competition will be for a flower arrangement to include a fruit or vegetable (any size). Our speaker will be Catherine Sampson on  Georgian Cookery.  All visitors welcome at a small fee.

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