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Bosley W.I.

BOSLEY W.I. report – November 2018

 

The November meeting, which included the AGM, was opened by retiring President Joan Dowse. She welcomed the members and also the 2 tellers from Sutton W.I. Maria Rowson and Gill Jones, who would be overseeing the ballot for the succeeding President.

The NFWI AGM in June 2019 was discussed when volunteers were invited to be our Link Delegate.

Four volunteers were also invited to represent the Bosley team at the County Quiz at Mottram in February.

Liz Tomlinson has compiled a beautiful album of photos recording the meetings and outings during 2018 bringing back lovely memories for all the members who viewed it.

Sadly, one of our members is moving from the village so will not be renewing her membership next year.  Wendy Taylor has been a Committee member for many years for which Joan thanked her and presented her with a leaving card and gift.

This year, we are again collecting donations from members in lieu of sending each other Christmas Cards. The proceeds will be given to a local charity.

A brief talk was given by Mr Malcolm Taylor who is organising an appeal, along with Bar Harrison, for volunteers to record the speeding of the dangerous traffic which regularly passes through Bosley.  The equipment has been provided for the volunteers who will be working in conjunction with the police.

The speaker for the January meeting will be Lyndon Murgatroyd on “Eccentrics through the Ages”.

Joan closed the meeting and opened the AGM when the minutes of the 2017 AGM were read and approved.

Treasurer, Diane Gratwick, presented the Annual Financial Statement which was agreed and seconded.

Secretary, Isobel Worthington, gave the Annual Report of the year’s activities.  Joan gave her President’s address thanking the Committee and members for their support during 2018. Although declining to serve for a third year, she was willing to continue serving on the Committee for 2019.

Liz Tomlinson announced the 2018 winners of the monthly competitions.  First was Una Hadfield who won the silver cup, a garden voucher and a silver spoon.  Second place was jointly shared by three members, Dorothy Gilman, Pat Lovatt and Isobel Worthngton.  

After counting the votes for the 2019 President, the tellers announced the two nominated ladies who had agreed to share the duties of 6 months each.  Congratulations to Pat Heath and Liz Tomlinson.  Joan thanked the tellers for their assistance and presented them each with a plant.

On behalf of all the members, Isobel thanked Joan on her retirement as President and was sorry she had opted to step down.  She presented her with a card and a Laura Ashley cake slice. Joan then closed the AGM. Social time followed with a Ploughman’s supper and dessert served by the Committee, and entertainment.

                                                                             Joan Dowse.

 

 

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BOSLEY W.I. programme 2018

 

January 25th ………………………………”Ramblings of an Old Codger” – Jim Fletcher

 

February 22nd ……………………………”Spinning a Yarn” – Leek Dyeing and Spinning Guild

 

March 29th ………………………………..”Associated Country Woman of the World” – Zeta Emmett

 

April 26th …………………………………..”Standing Stones” – Geoffrey Browne

 

May 31st ……………………………………”365 Postcards” – Julie Bagnall

 

June 28th …………………………………..”Anecdotes of a Registrar” – Carole Codd

 

July 26th …………………………………….”Flower Demonstration at her home” - Brenda Proudlove

 

August 30th ……………………………….”I won a Competition” – Sylvia Boden and Jill Bent

 

September 27th ………………………..”Women’s Fashion during WW2” – Miss Pitchy Patchy

 

October 25th ……………………………..Members Evening

 

November 29th ………………………….A.G.M.

 

December………………………………….Christmas lunch

 

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month starting at 7.30p.m. at Bosley Methodist Chapel. Tunstall Road, SK11 0PB.

 

For further information, please ring 01260-222933.