no cake? The ladies could scarcely believe their eyes.
What was the committee thinking of? It transpired that their
thoughts had run to delicate nibbles and glasses of wine, so
everyone smiled and voted it a most convivial gathering.
But first, the Annual Meeting. These, perforce, revolve around
the reports of the years events so, after the by-laws
had been read, our secretary, Carole Pullen, reviewed the social
activities: the BBQ; the relay of the last night of the Proms,
a joyous village occasion organised by Pat Field; the August
coffee morning hosted by Ann Farr; and other events involving
the social committee. Sue Moon was welcomed onto the committee
and thanks registered to all members.
Angela Tomes, our president, recalled the speakers who had enlightened
and entertained us in 2015 and thanked our speakers secretary
who had arranged their visits. Liz Johnson, our treasurer, detailed
our financial standing, including fundraising at the village
fête and the expenses we have to cover. In this regard
she thanked our auditor.
Sadly, in the last few months we have lost two members: Bunty
Redmond and Jan Horsnell. We miss them and their names will
be inscribed in the WIs memorial book.
Following the announcements of future items, Jackie and Angela
displayed the amazing toys and decorations they had made during
the summer and then revealed the ingredients which they had
brought to enable us to create our own handmade Christmas and
birthday cards. Very soon, cries of Whos got the
glue? could be heard and, over a glass of wine, we declared
ourselves proud of our handiwork.
December 9 will see the Christmas Dinner at the Snitterfield
Arms and December 12 will be welcomed as the Village Review,
so the year will end on a happy note.
Advance notice of our January 13 meeting: Jean Dronsfields
daughter, Jan Roberts, will be coming to tell us about the Mercy
Ships of West Africa. We have an exciting programme in store
for 2016, so we hope to see you there.