This month saw our 2nd anniversary, marked with our AGM.
Thanks to our WI Advisor, Irene Stobbs, and Jenny McLean for attending our meeting. It’s always lovely to have them with us and we hope to see them again before next year’s AGM.
We reviewed the past year – remember photos of most meetings can be found on this website- and all the lovely things we’ve been up to. We also outlined the events we have planned for the coming year. The committee are already looking at ideas for meetings for 2018 and will be asking for your input soon.
Irene and Jenny oversaw the voting procedure. Our committee members remain Diane Carter, Katy-Jane Cuthbert, Gillian Kenyon, Sue King, Lydia McCaslin and last, but not least, our President Diane was re-elected. Sue Sudweeks has also joined the committee, having been meeting and greeting visitors and new members for the last year. Remember our plea to all members – help is always appreciated! Whether you wish to join the committee or commit to making teas and coffees or putting the chairs and tables out at the start and end of the meeting – every little helps.
The committee’s annual report and the treasurer’s report were unanimously accepted before Marjorie Dodds entertained us all with her talk about her role as the Town Crier.
Marjorie taught us about the history of town criers, explained the relevance of her award winning costume, told us about the rules for cries and read us some very amusing cries.
Members had a go at writing their own cries – well done to our creative competition winners!