Dovenby WI June 2015
Vice president Nita Eubank opened the meeting and secretary Sheila Martin read the minutes of the May meeting.
Nita introduced our speaker for the evening, Linda Snowdon, a school teacher, who had lived in the Middle East during the 1980's.
Linda gave a colourful and interesting talk about her time spent in Jordan and Egypt, two diverse cultures, both politically and historically. Jordan is one of the most moderate Arab countries to live in. Linda found the Jordanians very friendly and helpful. Her account teaching experience in international schools, especially the American School was most entertaining.
Jordan's population is predominantly Sunni Muslim, with a Christian minority. Being a democracy, its people are moderate in their views.
Linda described the beauty of the country including the city of Petra and the Dead Sea, which even in today's political climate people still flock to see.
Ann Lister gave Linda a vote of thanks, and included her own experience of Jordan.
The competition was won by Mary May and Sheila Martin.
Evelyn Varty and Nita Eubank won the quiz.
The raffle was won by Mary Foster.
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