Our President, Betty Salthouse, welcomed members and our visitor Susan Bennett.
The Tea rota was drawn: Pat Seabrook and Barbara Harvey.
The minutes from the September meeting was approved and signed. An alteration of date for the Centenary Dinner was made.
Betty Salthouse announced that on reading October WI Life magazine she has enrolled on a “Pearl Jewellery” course but this is not until 2015.
She encouraged members that if they want to do a course at Denman that they should enrol early as places fill very quickly.
The list for this year’s Bursary Draw would be sent round; those who have already won should not apply, giving those who haven’t had a chance.
Barbara Harvey gave a short report on hers and Carol Blaken’s recent visit to Denman ( B/H: Stumpwork embroidery, C/B: cooking for one)
Gill Truebody gave a short report from the AGM at Weston, 4 members took the journey. As usual the tide was out, an enjoyable day was had.
An inspiring talk was given by Valerie Stevens, Area President Europe of ACWW. She funded all her trips abroad herself, to see projects funded
from “Pennies for Friendship”. A project that Avon has committed AFWI is to raise money for a “water project”.(A suggestion from one of our WI’s)
they are asking members to “spend a 1p, or more, for a “Wee” for a week. Members thought that this could be manageable. Watch this space when the
committee will choose a week. The guest speaker, in the afternoon, was Mark Stacey, Antique Expert and regular on “Bargain Hunt”. Finishing with
the National Anthem.
Betty Salthouse passed her disappointment on the Calendar produced, our photograph was displayed for June 2015 which she felt highlighted the WI,
but many of the other pictures were just views. She and others felt a letter to Avon needed to be sent.
The Group Rally, October 27th, there was still 1 ticket available. Travel arrangements will be made later.
Betty Salthouse announced a social evening of Poetry, Prose and Puds. Evening. Date
to be decided.
Walking group: 21st October, Tetbury to Westonbirt, approx. 4 miles, meeting at the Plain at 9.15am, catching the bus at Westonbirt,
picnic or lunch at a café.
C/S. walking group meeting at Hawkesbury Upton car park on Wed. 15th October at 9.45am.
Book group: 14th October at 8pm at Pat Seabrook’s reading “Empire of the Sun” by J.D. Ballard.
Cinema: list available.
Christmas meal: The Fleece in Hillesley, 16th Dec. we would like to know tonight, a list available.
Committee: with the forthcoming AGM next month, anyone interested in joining the committee, please come forward.
AOB. Our quiz team of Pat Sherry, Pat Seabrook, Betty Salthouse and Barbara Harvey recently went to Timsbury and came 4th.
(1st Chew Magna, 2nd Rangeworthy, 3rd Wrington)
With business over Betty Salthouse introduced our speaker, Richard Cornock, “Life as a Dairy Farmer in South Glos.” Angie Chillcott
gave the vote of thanks.
Flower of the month was won by Judy Chancellor, with a penstemon.