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May 27, 2012

Metheringham WI Update Summer 2012

A wet, cold afternoon: time to do the Summer report!

This Summer will be dominated by the Queen's Jubilee weekend, the WI will be in charge of refreshments on the playing field. The cake-makers will be busy.

Meetings already held since our last report are as follows:

In February Serena Beeley and Julie McClean replaced Malcolm Earney at short notice with a demonstration of what to do with Odds and Ends. Never throw anything away - recycle!

In March Sister Judith Ann spoke about daily life as a member of the Community of St Francis at St Damiano in Drury Street, Metheringham.

Afterwards it was the AGM. Reports were read and trophies presented. The committee was re-elected en bloc with Audrey Webb again our president.

In April there was a talk with illustrations of cake decoration by Daion Blunden of Sophisticake. They made the Queen's 80th birthday cake and the Wedding cake for Prince Charles and Camilla. Sadly there were no samples with our cups of tea!

By the time you read this we will have been entertained by folk singer, Nigel Creasey, for our May meeting. Previous visits have always been enjoyable so hopefully again we have been well entertained.

Forthcoming meetings
Wed 20 June - The June meeting will see Karen Middleton demonstrate her work as an artist and illustrator.
Wed 18 July - July sees us go on our annual outing. This year it is to Bakewell and Haddon Hall.
Wed 15 Aug - This meeting we will be entertained with 'Life's funny stories and poems' with Veronica (not Victoria) Woods.
Wed 19 Sept - this is the date of out Open Meeting. We will be welcoming Sue Cadman back. She will be relating her experiences as a member of the Roly-Polys. Can you remember them from the 1970s TV shows?

Other activities
The Phoenix Meeting of all the WIs in our area was held held in Wellingore this year. Dave Bussey talked about his work with Radio Lincs FM.

To celebrate Olympics Year we are hoping to notch up the 209 walk / swim challenge. A good start has been made despite the adverse weather.

The Spring Council meeting held in Spalding was well attended by our members.

Darts, ten-pin bowling and quizzes are still very popular with our members. A very well attended quiz afternoon was organised by our WI in the Village Hall on 24 April for Lincs WI. Debbie Venn presented the trophies: - 1st Rippingale 2nd Branston 3rd Nocton - a big thank you goes out to Audrey Webb for her organisation.

Items for the tombola are need for the WI Stall at the Spring Fayre being held in the Village Hall on Sat 25 May.

We are still collecting used postage stamps for the Guide dogs for the Deaf.

Jill Spooner