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Dovenby WI September 2011

President Geraldine Baldwin opened the meeting and welcomed visitors from Uldale and Westward WIs to our 40th birthday party.

Secretary Carole Colquitt then read the minutes of the last meeting, which were then duly accepted as correct.

Carole then thanked Geraldine Baldwin and Nancy Fearon for organising of a lovely trip to Threave Gardens in August.

Guest speaker Penny Clover was then introduced and gave a talk with slides on 'Living in New Zealand - Myths and Legends'.

Mrs Clover moved from Kent with her family at the age of seven to live in Wellington New Zealand. She met her husband when serving with the New Zealand Navy, he being with the British Navy, with his ship being on tour in Wellington.

Mrs Clover spoke about the history of New Zealand, explaining that in the 1800s people were sent from Britain to settle in New Zealand.

Queen Victoria signed a treaty so that New Zealand became a British Colony, with Wellington as the capital.

The talk was mainly about the North Island, with a touch of detail about the South Island ending a very interesting talk.

Votes of thanks were given by Geraldine, followed by Mrs Nicholson of Westward and Mrs Gleed of Uldale.

The evening ended with members providing a buffet with wine or juice.

The competition - A story book from childhood was won by Jean Moralee, with Isobel Halsall second.

The raffle was won by 1) Pat Harper, 2) Sheila Wilkinson, 3) Joyce Ridley.

The Quiz was won by Pat Harper, Sheila Wilkinson, Irene Hutchinson and Jean Moralee.

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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