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Dovenby WI May 2011

President Geraldine Baldwin opened the meeting and gave apologies for having to cancel the April meeting. Secretary Carole Colquitt then continued by reading the minutes of the March meeting, which were then accepted as correct. She then gave her report on the Spring Council meeting which was held at the Shepherd's Inn, Carlisle.

Members were asked to vote on two resolutions. The first was against 'Mega Farms' and the second was against the closure of local libraries. All members voted to support both of these resolutions.

Guest speaker Ailie Tonkin was then introduced to give a talk on 'Health and Beauty'. Ailie has been in the beauty business since in Keswick since 1988. Her salon deals with skin and hands, feet and all aspects on beauty treatments as well as remedial massage, electrolysis and waxing. While giving her talk, Ailie did a very subtle and natural demonstration of make up on Anita Birkett.

A vote of thanks was given by Gilda Wells for a very interesting talk.

The competition - An 'Interesting Powder Compact' was won by Pat Harper, with Kath Palmer in second place.

The quiz - was won by Pat Saunders, who also won the raffle.

Dovenby WI is always glad to welcome new members or visitors. Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm at Bridekirk Dovenby School.


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