Well…we had our third meeting, which was also our official forming meeting, on 15th October and despite last minute panics (involving a new speaker after our planned one came down with flu) it went incredibly well.
We had over 60 women there and 49 of them signed up to be members, yay! We’re sure the rest will sign up next month! There were lots of new faces too which was great to see.
Our speaker was the fantasic Mary Jane Baxter who is a milliner/journalist currently doing a project for the BBC called Make Your Way Around Britain where she goes around helping people to make do and mend. She was incredibly interesting and we’d like to say a HUGE thanks as she stepped in as our speaker at the last minute with just five hours notice and did a superb job. So thanks Mary Jane! This is her blog if you want to know more: makeyourwayaroundbritain.blogspot.com
We are currently in the process of sorting out the committee which will finallly enable Jen, Kim and I to have a bit of help on the organising front and not be under so much pressure. I can totally see why WI ladies are usually retired cos setting up a new WI at the same time as working full time (all of us), doing a Masters Degree (Jen), going to NZ for three weeks (Kim) and buying a house (me) is almost impossible. And, for that reason I’d like to say a big thanks to Jen and Kim for not laughing at me when I suggested we set up a WI and for being so enthusiastic and getting involved. Couldn’t have done it without you two. x
Next meeting is Thursday, 19th November at St Matthew’s Hall, 7.30pm.
That’s all folks.