TARVIN WI MONTHLY REPORT NOVEMBER 2015

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There was a flurry of activity on Wednesday 25 November at the Tarvin W.I. Meeting. The President Irene Wilkinson warmly welcomed members and visitors before continuing with the month's business.

The Craft Group
Alison Holden, Craft Group Leader gave a very interesting update about the Craft Group's list of achievements for the busy Centenary year including knitting clothes for dolls and teddies plus making decorations for sale at Tarvin Village fete in the summer. She also informed members about the 2015 banner being framed.

Book Club
Elizabeth Brereton, Book Club Leader informed the members about some of the variety of books that the Book Club have enjoyed this year too. Some of which provoked lively discussions about the different opinions amongst the group.

Members were reminded about plans for the W.I. Tombola Stall at Tarvin's Christmas Market, the Christmas Lunch at Willington Hall in December and The Girls Musical at the Lowry in January.

The CFWI Resolution for 2016
The following resolution will be discussed at the February Meeting and members will be required to vote:
'We call upon HM Government to provide facilities in hospitals to enable carers to stay with Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers, who have been admitted for an acute, unrelated condition'.

The President officially closed the November Meeting at this point.

TARVIN W.I. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015
The President Irene Wilkinson officially opened the AGM and the Treasurer, Nancy Williams presented the Financial Statement which was adopted by the members and Nancy informed the group that an independent Examiner has been appointed for next year.The Secretary's ReportThe W.I. Centenary year has been a very busy one for Tarvin W.I. the secretary, Margaret Matthews gave a very amusing account of the Committee's Annual Report highlighting the many activities and achievements accomplished during the year starting with a Daffodil Walk and ending with the Chester Hoots Route. In between we had many entertaining speakers with topics on eggs, bees, flowers, busking, not to mention the variety of activities Tarvin W.I. have managed to fit in throughout the year. Indeed, we have been busy!

TARVIN W.I. PRESIDENT ELECTION
The 2015 Tarvin W.I. President Election was presided over by Cheshire Federation Chairman, Frances Woollam. Members were requested to complete a secret ballot to nominate the new President for the year. There was a unanimous decision to re-elect President Irene Wilkinson who graciously accepted. Irene was warmly congratulated by Frances who commended her for all the hard work she does for the group.Photograph Irene Wilkinson

Irene Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 

SUSAN BARKER 3D DECOUPAGE PICTURES AND HANDS ON CARD MAKING.
It was at this point members could relax and get involved with making their own Christmas card after a demonstration by Susan who guided us through each step of the process. It proved to be a delightful experience. Team working at each table was the order of the day as we each checked with each other we were doing it right. It was very therapeutic and quite satisfying to complete the finished product. You could say it was child's play!

Xmas Card

 

 

 

 

 

THE EVENING DRAWS TO A CLOSE.......
After the card making we were treated to a glass of mulled wine, (or two) shortbread and fruit loaf while members arranged activities with old friends and new and finally the evening ended on quite a high note.

 

DECEMBER MEETING
There is no meeting for December. Members will meet for Christmas Lunch at Willington Hall on Friday 11 December at 12.30.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The Date of the next meeting will be Wednesday January 27 at 7.30 pm in the Edna Rose, Tarvin Community Centre where new members and visitors are welcome to come and join us.
Subscriptions for the year are also due on that date they will be £37.50. The Speaker will be Sue Hardacre — Fiji the way the world should be.

To start our activities for the Year, Irene, our President will host a coffee morning at her home on Friday January 29 at 10.30 am.