An unusual stress buster
TWENTY-three members of Braybrooke WI found a new way of dealing with stress.
They from a busy day by stabbing wool on to a foam base to make a basic needle felt corsage on which to add buttons, sequins etc, which could be used to decorate a jumper, scarf or bag for example. Lois Winfield demonstrated the technique before members took up the challenge to make their own corsage. Maggy Hartog thanked the speaker for a fascinating evening of fun.
Lisa Templeton presided over the meeting and advised that a sum of £105, for Alzheimers Society, had been raised from the recent carol singing around the village. Members were asked to vote for their preference for resolutions from the County Federation towards the choice to go before the national assembly in June. She also announced that plans are being made for WI members to be represented in carrying the Olympic torch in Northamptonshire.
The County newsletter invited members to join a self-guided walk around Pepys’ London on March 28, or visit one of the three Wildlife Trust areas in the county on a guided walk. The dates for new cookery courses at Denman College in February and May were announced.
The treasurer, Margaret Mansfield, collected the annual subscriptions of £31.50. Members were told the name of Beryl Bowler will be added to the In Memoriam book and that a donation has been made in her memory.
Val Bass has been co-opted to serve on the committee for this year and arrangements for a meal in March at a local pub are in hand.
Although the gardens are not looking their best in January, several members still found a flower for the Flower of the Month competition, won by Dot Tyers, second Margaret Mansfield. The raffle prize donated by Val Bass, Dorothy Runchman and Alison Ullman was won by Lisa Templeton.
In members’ time details were disclosed of the exciting plans to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Braybrooke, which were thoroughly endorsed by the meeting - further details later. Anyone interested in helping should contact Barbara Lynch.
After the practical work of the evening, members enjoyed refreshments provided by Margaret Jackson, Marilyn Knibb, Elaine Smith and Ann Underwood.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012, in the village hall, commencing 7.30 pm to hear Peter Gout talk about tracing your family history. Visitors are always welcome to come along.
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Weather for Market Harborough
Thursday 23 May 2013
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