We started the year with a new committee and two new members. Marion Hodson, friend and work colleague of Sue Williams, came to Glatton WI, 1st as a guest, then as a dual member of both Glatton and Holme, and has now kindly agreed to be our new president.
Joan Meiklejohn is acting as our new secretary and I have taken on the role of treasurer. After many years, Doreen has stepped down as treasurer but will be on hand to help me if necessary.
In January we met for supper at the Admiral Wells in Holme to celebrate the New Year and a New number of members to the WI, now standing at…. At the February meeting, Ian Meiklejohn shared his experience of exploring the Arctic, mapping wildlife and vegetation with a team of other likeminded and robust men and women.
The programme for the year ahead is prepared, and as usual, looks interesting and entertaining.
In March we made Scotch Eggs, under the supervision of Sue Williams and Marion Hodson, with ingredients supplied from the butchery.
Marion bought in a fryer, so some of us cooked them that evening, whilst others took the Scotch egg home and baked it in the oven instead of frying. Either way, they were delicious.
We had a Visitor from Abbots Ripton WI in April, Lesley Andrews. She had prepared a quiz on the 60’s, which was such a great decade to learn about as we took part in the quiz. 60’s music played all evening, and we were very grateful to Lesley for all the work she put in.
May’s meeting was a knit & natter evening, which also combined discussing WI resolution. This fitted in really well, as one of the resolution is about ‘fibre pollution in the sea’ much of which comes from washing fleecy clothes, and scouring dishes with plastic/nylon fibres. So, a decision was made that we would all knit proper, strong and sturdy cotton dishcloths, and sell them at the Glatton Village fete to raise awareness. Look out for them on our WI plant stall.
Author: Liza Nicholson