We celebrated our 4th birthday yesterday at our Annual Meeting. A full hall, a homemade raffle, Dutch supper and Beetle Drive, all created a happy, fun evening; people just having a good time.
Clare Farquhar, set the scene, describing her ‘incredible year’ as President. Her vision
for members of ‘unlocking doors and achieving our full potential’ has certainly been achieved with amazing results: the diverse range of visiting speakers at monthly meetings, a craft evening arranged at a moment’s notice when the speaker
pulled out on the day, local and national social events (notably 2 wine and gin distillery visits (!?) and the WI Centenary AGM in London), our first ever float winning the Market Harborough Carnival (thanks again to Gemma for her design input),Tea and Tents (yellow bricks knitted by members will shortly be part of a travelling display in Cambridge and then archived for all times sake), hearing Frances Quinn speak about the background to winning ‘Bake Off,’ and the county wide acclaim for the touring ‘Raising Agents’ show that performed for us (thanks to Fiona Thompson for organising this event).
Big thanks went to Laura and Vicky for their help in organising and designing our Centenary Top Tips booklet as part of our Centenary celebrations. Similarly, thanks to outgoing Committee members Fiona Thompson, Lynda Meadows, Claire Salisbury and Chela Grainge for all their help. Welcome to Isabel Aldrich and Yvonne Conroy who are stepping up.