October 2012 Meeting
Ida welcomed the members and our guest, Helen to the October meeting.
The Puddings & Poems evening had been a great success with lots of lovely food as usual and many varied poems and readings, some humorous and some thought provoking.
Members enjoyed the Chinese Auction and quite a few prizes were brought back. Ida thanked Helen for helping distribute the prizes and also helping on the evening.
Marilyn Thomas (WI Advisor) had been invited to attend the AGM in November, however she has a prior engagement so will not be able to come. However she said she will come to our November 2013 AGM and has already noted it in her diary.
We will be having a stall at the Charity Fair on 10th November at the Leisure Centre and members were asked if they would like to donate cakes, bric-a-brac, etc. and also to look after the stall. It was explained that we are unable to sell preserves, jams and chutneys due to EU regulations.
Ida informed members that the two proposed resolutions for the 2013 National AGM, ‘Resolving to keep young people suicide safe on line’ and ‘Decline on our High Streets and Town Centres’, would be discussed at the Resolutions meeting on Tuesday 20th November. She also told members that the changes to the governing documents would now read ‘rural and urban’, but there were no big changes to the constitution only bringing things up to date.
The speaker for this evening was Mollie Moore who spoke about her and her husband’s travels through France and Italy to the ‘International Lancia Rally’ in their 1926 Lancia. She said people came from all over the world in their vintage cars and in Turin they had a police motorcycle escort to accompany over 100 vehicles. She said one of the most difficult parts of the journey was the motorways which they tried to avoid because of the HGV’s. Molly had many tales to tell and showed us a video whilst talking about her travels. Joan Caie thanked Molly for coming and giving us a taste of what it is like to travel in a Vintage Car abroad.
The room raffle was won by Janet Beckworth and the competition for the ‘Prettiest Button’ was won by 1st Sylvia, 2nd Shirley, 3rd Liz.