Record of Shorwell WI Meeting May 2019

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Debbie opened the meeting by welcoming 22 members, including our newest member, Sylvie. In a change of format, we next heard our speaker for the evening, Roger Merry, who explained what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, what it covers, and why it may be important to have one in place. We then enjoyed refreshments before continuing with a full business meeting.

Both Jean and Gill have birthdays this month and were given cards. ‘Winifred’, the sheep made by our craft group for the Sheep of Shorwell weekend, was on display throughout the meeting.

Final arrangements were made for our stall at the Midsummer Fair in June, and a list of events up to the end of June was given to everyone as next month’s meeting will not include any discussion of WI business, being a public event. The evening with Marty Kristian is being well advertised on posters around the area and via WI House.

The proposed Resolutions for the NFWI Annual meeting were discussed and voted on. Both resolutions, ‘Improving Rural Bus Services’ and ‘Don’t Fear the Smear’ were approved by members and Isabel, our delegate to the meeting, was asked to vote accordingly.

We have two summer trips to look forward to. We will be visiting the IW Cheese Company in July and having a guided tour of Quarr Abbey followed by cream tea on a day to be arranged in July or August.

There was no competition this month, but Jean won the Best Bloom with her Allium.