might expect to feel a trifle nervous when facing Warwickshire
Federation ladies running a health check on our institution.
But Sue Ensor and Ruth McCartney proved to be delightful doctors,
leading us smoothly through the process with imagination and humour.
surprise was a plastic bag of blood or red water
to represent how healthily we have organised and planned our
programme; no thinning of blood here. To add strength and determination,
a red wickerwork heart showed the enthusiasm of our members.
To complement this came the lungs, as new ideas brought interest
to our events; and the mouth, communicating in many ways, as
the arms opened to welcome new members, showing our desire to
help the wider community.
came strong legs, striding forwards to put into practice what
had been suggested and to enable the head in this case
our Committee to make the whole body a positive force
gave us food for thought as we moved into small discussion groups
with plenty to say and remember. Taking a new look at ourselves
reminded us of events such as: holding stalls at the village
fête; reading to pre-school children; participating in
church services; holding craft days and cookery tastings; litter-picking,
embroidery classes and, inevitably, baking cakes for
all and sundry. Finally, taking our resolutions seriously.
activities are many and varied: walking on February 23rd; lunch
at the Snitterfield Arms on February 28th; skittles on April
6th. However, this branch is not going to stagger along, running
out of steam. So, if you would like to come along and give yourself
this kind of health check please join us at our
next monthly meeting, which will include a demonstration of
organic soap-making, on Wednesday March 14.