Hepscott WI celebrated its tenth birthday with prosecco, chocolate cake and a certificate to acknowledge its first decade from the Northumberland Federation.
To reflect the tin anniversary the competition was Ten Flowers In A Tin. With memories of last month’s flower demonstration, members produced lovely arrangements, and after much thought Margery Tate’s delicate display in a tuna tin was declared the winner by our guest, WI Adviser Brenda Houlison.
Secretary Carol Reed gave a presentation of the past year, including social events, Federation events and speakers.
Dorothy Cowans, as our delegate, gave a report on the recent AGM of the Federation, held at Newcastle Royal Grammar School, where comedian Neil Hirst had everyone singing and dancing like “recycled teenagers”.
We voted for next year’s president and Lynda Wadge was duly re-elected. Those of the committee who agreed to stand again were approved. Sadly, two of the committee decided to stand down, although they will remain members. Carolyn Reid, who helped set up Hepscott WI, was the first President and has been on the committee for ten years, and Irenee Cowans, a committee member for a few years, were presented with bouquets and thanks.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, at 7.30pm, when Janet Macbeth will talk about how we can be Fit for Life. Guests welcome.