The October meeting began with members enjoying a pie and pea supper with fresh fruit salad. Acting President Nita Eubank opened the AGM and Secretary Carole Colquitt read last year's AGM minutes which were then accepted as correct. She then gave her Annual Report covering guest speakers and visits to other WIs over the year. This was followed by Treasurer Anita Birkett giving her report showing that although we ended up with a slight deficit, we still had a healthy balance.
In the absence of the President, the Acting President read her report in which she thanked everyone for their help during the year. The Committee then agreed to stand for another year, with the exception of Edna Brough who, after many years of outstanding work with the WI, has decided to stand down. Nita Eubank welcomed four ladies from Broughton who have decided to join us, one of them celebrating her 96th birthday. Nita was then presented with the annual trophy and gift voucher as winner of the annual competition. Menus for the Christmas lunch were then handed out so that they can be returned at the November meeting.
Members finished the evening with a beetle drive which was won by Nancy Fearon and Sheila Wilkinson.
The competition - A winter supper recipe was won by Nancy Fearon, with Sheila Wilkinson second.
The raffle was won by Joan Sims with Joyce Bound second.
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. More details and a programme are to be found on