WI - Mrs Joan Behrens presided over the annual meeting of Clayton-le-Dale WI, held in Salesbury Memorial Hall and welcomed everyone.
The financial and annual reports were presented and approved and showed what a successful and enjoyable year was had. The committee was re-elected en-bloc and Mrs Joan Behrens remains president with the treasurers also continuing in office. The new secretary is Mrs Wendy Leeming. Mrs Marie Devoy was thanked for her time as secretary and presented with flowers.
A competition for a Valentine verse was won by Mrs Marilyn Simmons, Mrs Brenda Collins, Mrs Wendy Leeming. Raffle winners were Mrs Dorothy Dixon, Mrs Leeming and Mrs Devoy.
Members embraced the theme for Valentine’s day by wearing something red and bringing to eat some thing heart shaped. Along with cakes provided by the tea hostesses everyone enjoyed a supper with a difference and a chat.
Forthcoming events were announced and final names were taken for the spring council meeting in Southport when Mr Michael Portillo will be the main speaker. Tickets have been received for the visit to the BBC Studios on March 22nd.
A session of potato bowls completed the evening.
At the next meeting on Monday, March 14th, at 7-30 p.m. the speaker will be by Mr Peter Tomlinson with a talk and demonstration on reflexology. Visitors and new members are welcome.