April saw the annual meeting of East Markham WI, where members reviewed the previous year and elected a new committee and officers. The meeting opened with the singing of Jerusalem, followed by presentation and approval of the accounts.
During the year, the group has had talks on many different and interesting topics, taken part in local and county events and made visits to other branches and local places of interest, all of which were detailed in the secretary’s report. How did they fit in so much? The president thanked all those who had helped in so many ways to ensure the smooth running of the branch, making special mention of the husbands who provide so much support.
The WI resolution was introduced, discussed and a vote taken for our area delegate to present at the NFWI Annual Meeting in Cardiff in June. The programme for the new session was outlined. In June their talk is The Kinder Transport, and as a follow up to this a visit to the National Holocaust Centre in Laxton is being arranged. As traditional at the annual meeting, the group ended with the National Anthem.
Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm in the village hall. Future meetings are:
- 17th July — The story of Lincoln Cathedral by Vic Hughes
- 21st August — a Jamaican cooking demonstration by Madge Spencer
- 18th September — Odes and Poems by Helen Shaw-Browne
- 16th October — Don’t Ask the Price — it’s a Penny by Sue Floyd
- 20th November — Kurling with cheese and wine
- 18th December — Christmas party with entertainer Johny Victory
- 15th January 2019 — Fire Dogs by Dave Coss
- 19th February 2019 — Sausage Making with Neil Curtis
- 19th March — Birthday dinner with the former housekeeper at Chatsworth, Christine Robinson
- 16th April — Annual meeting and resolutions