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Dovenby WI September 2007

After a short business meeting, Diana Clark welcomed guests from Moresby and Isel WIs. She then introduced guest speaker Philomena Morely to give a talk on 'A woman's life in Ghana'.

She spoke of her life as a child there, and how through her grandmother's help with her education, she became a teacher. Girls from the age of twelve were prepared for marriage, and once married, were dominated by their husbands.

Whilst speaking, Philomena made a banana cake from her grandmother's recipe, and also some pumpkin soup, both of which were tasted at the end of her talk. She also brought a number of very colourful traditional garments worn by Ghanaian women. The evening concluded with members and guests celebrating Dovenby WI's 36th birthday with gateau and wine.

A vote of thanks was given by Diana Clark for a very interesting and enlightening talk.

The competition - A vegetable animal was won by Anita Birkett with runner-up Joyce MacDonald.

The raffle was won by Kath Palmer, Joan Moore and Betty Stamper.

The quiz was won by Maureen Boxel from Moresby, Nancy Fearon and Carol Colquitt.


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