Dovenby WI June 2018
A minutes silence was held in memory and thanks for former President, Diana Clarke, who sadly passed away earlier in the year. The minutes for the April meeting were taken as read, as the May meeting had been held at Helena Thompson Museum.
The speaker for the evening was Val Armstrong from Radio Cumbria who gave an informative and entertaining account of how she first started in radio; taking us back to her first job interview.
Val shared with us a few anecdotes of the people and situations she had found herself in over the years; she has never wanted to move from local radio as she loves the job, loves the people and the area. Va! thanked everyone who has supported her over the years as she has battled with Breast Cancer, and received lots of support from her loyal listeners.
Vat closed her talk with a live audio commentary by Brian Johnson and Jonathan Askew on cricket, pointing out that once it is out there, that is it and no taking it back. How much fun it is to hear someone with a fit of the giggles.
Nita Eubank gave the vote of thanks for a marvellous evening which was so professional and entertaining, and hopes Val will be back but not have to wait 12 years for a return invitation (as had happened previously; with Val wondering if she would ever be asked back!)
The competition, an old newspaper cutting, was won by Joyce Thompson with Cath Bell in second place. The raffle was won by Morag Parker.
Meetings are usually held at Bridekirk Dovenby School on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.
More details and a programme are to be found on http://www.bridekirkparish.org.uk/wi