Northwood W.I. Report

Posted by Admin on Friday, 30th September 2016, 00:03

Minutes of the Members Meeting held on the 1st September 2016.
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President – Mrs Fay Bunday welcomed members to the meeting.
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Apologies – There were quite a few apologies due to holidays and ill health.
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Anne Jonas gave an update on Joan Furnell. Joan has settled in well at The Orchards but has had a couple more heart attacks.
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Birthday Ladies – in September are: Anne Jonas on the 11th, Fay Bunday on the 13th, Judeth Baker on the 20th and Elisabeth Hamilton on the 28th. All were presented with Birthday cards.
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Speaker for today is Dr Ruth Waller.
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Joyce Mace and Judy Medway Gash volunteered to do the washing up after our tea.
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Ramble – this month will be on 8th September. Walk around Puckpool Park with a meal in the “Ship Inn”? Walkers meet at the hall for 10am with the others meeting for lunch at a later time.
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Art and Craft – is on the 15th September.We are having a table at the IWWI Christmas Fair in the Methodist Church Hall, Quay Street, Newport on the 9th December.
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Secretary’s Report/Treasurer’s Report and Hall Report were all given.
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October’s Meeting – on the 6th October – We have Ray Allen, Script Writer, giving a talk on his sketches.
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Table Top Sale – is on 22nd October.
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Our Annual Meeting – is on 3rd November. Helen Davis put her name forward for joining the committee.
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Christmas Meeting – is on 1st December – we will have an American Lunch, followed by a short meeting then entertainment.
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We then had a break for tea.
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The Raffle was drawn and the Competition results were for a Royal Memorabilia – 1st Morag Cook; 2nd Elisabeth Hamilton and 3rd Jacquie Pearce. The Best Bloom was won by Morag Cook.
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Dr Ruth Waller then gave a very interesting talk on the Archaeology of Northwood, going right back to the Neolithic generation. Also there is evidence that there were three settlements in Northwood, which covered a vast area. Ruth’s Talk was very, very good. It was a slide show of various artefacts including a pot found under what is now Aldi’s supermarket. The vote of thanks was given by Morag Cook.

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The meeting closed at 4pm.

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