May 2014 Annual Meeting, Linus quilts and crafting

The year seems to have zipped by and we have already come back round to the yearly event that is the Annual Meeting. We were lucky enough to be able to welcome the ladies from our new Federation, Middlesex, who came to act as WI Advisors for the evening and oversee the election of the Committee and the President.

The round up of all this year’s activities from Maggie, our Secretary, went to show what an exciting and varied year we have had and highligted how much progress we have made in the last 12 months. Not only have we had some fanstastic meetings but we have also reached outside of our membership quite a lot in the last year and worked with lots of local groups and other WIs on a range of events and activities.

The Committee were duly elected and is made up of: Laura Dauny (who was also re-elected as President), Maggie Weatherby (Secretary), Charli Payne (Treasurer), Jayne Fowler, Helen Parkinson and Rosemary Pettmann. We would love to have one or two more committee members so if you are at all interested, in even just seeing what the Committee does, drop us a line and come along to a Committee meeting.

We then had an inspiring presentation on Linus Quilts and the wonderful work they do in providing a ‘hug’ to children in need, as well as marvelling at some of the beautiful sewn and knitted quilts they are gifted. The Anunal Meeting also saw the launch of our Sewing Group so maybe we will be able to gift some of our very own Linus quilts during the next WI year.

Finally the Meeting broke out into a craft session with little packs for hand sewn projects being handed out for everyone to start at the meeting and complete at home ready for sale at the June stall at Fair in the Square. All in all, a jam-packed Annual Meeting!