WOOKEY HOLE WI OCTOBER 2019 REPORT

A warm welcome was expressed by President Jill to everyone including Chloe our Speaker and two guests.

Sadly Jill informed them that Joan Hill, a much respected, very active and long standing former member has died.

joan hill

She would have been 100 in March .Prior to joining our WI she was a member of the Rylstone WI of 'Calender Girls' fame . She was computer literate and her ability was admired by our members.

Ten shoeboxes filled with'goodies'were brought to the meeting .These will join the many being made by WI ladies all over Somerset and will be given to young adults at Christmas time.

Our speaker was Chloe Tyghe from Dairy House Farm . She works with homeless people and told us about life at the farm

They try to be self sufficient and residents stay for three months . They work closely with the Connect Centre and Elim Centre.

We than heard from two very courageous ladies. Dawn and Michaela told us how they had found themselves homeless and the difficulties that they, and others like them had endured. They bravely told us their stories and about their journey from the Connect centre to the Evergreens Hostel on the outskirts of Wells.

Residents are able to stay there for a year whilst efforts are made to enable them to move on safely and securely.

Michaela summed it up when she said that she now felt safe wanted and cared for .

Chloe told us that rural homlessness is easier to hide as there are woods and barns around . City homelessness is more easily seen.

Lesley H was the right person to thank them as she is closely associated with Citizens Advise and understood their plight.

Our guests judged the competition for a sentimental garden tool

1st Jan   2nd Sue H  3rd
Jill .......Flower of the Month  1st Pat 2nd Jill 3rd Sue H.

VISITORS WELCOME. 1st
Monday of the month 2.30pm at Wookey Hole Community Centre.

                          Jill Deane    Photo attached of Joan Hill
.......See details in script

Jill welcomed everyone including our tellers Lynne and 
Patsy from Croscombe WI

We commenced our meeting with a rousing rendition of 'Jerusalem'

A few interesting events are due as summer approaches and plans for these were put in place. They include afternoon tea at Jills house, a visit to the Lavender Farm and lunch at Sue's.

Resolutions were discussed . Lesley H addressed the Country Bus Resolution and Myrtle tackled the Pro's and Con's of Cervical Smear Tests

Both were unanimously passed although some slight change of wording was suggested for the resolution about smear tests.

We voted for discretion for both resolutions.

Presentation and adoption of the Financial, the Committee and the Presidents report followed. Jenny thanked Jill,the President and Anne thanked the Committee.

Two of our committee members decided not to stand this  year. Jill thanked Elizabeth and Rose for their outstanding contribution  over the years.

Two new members were proposed and Jill welcomed Pat and Lavinia to the team.

There were no further nominations for President and Jill was  willing to continue in the post. The tellers were thanked , competitions 
were judged, and refreshments enjoyed.

We meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 2.30pm in Wookey  Hole Community Hall

Visitors and new members  are most welcome

Jill Deane

Wookey Hole WI

http://wookeyholecinemaclub.weebly.com 

 

All films shown at the Community Hall.  £6 adults  Under 16’s £3    Doors usually open 7pm Film show starts 7.30

See our website for trailers and more info.

 

WOOKEY HOLE W.I. DECEMBER 2018 MEETING
 
    It was almost a 'full house' at our December meeting and seasonal celebrations were top      
    of the agenda.
    Christmas jumpers were in abundance ,a bumper raffle , music, and a table laden with festive 
    goodies set the scene.
         Mulled wine was consumed whilst the ladies pondered over a Christmas Quiz provided by 
   Sue H. We then invited everyone to draw on their artistic skills by cutting out a shape and 
   adding it to a blank sheet of paper. We did provide some templates if needed.
    Gradually a rather lovely Nativity picture emerged . 
   The end result was much better than we expected ! 
   Our masterpiece will now be displayed at the Nativity Festival at St Cuthberts Church.
         Jill thanked everyone for making poppies and sharing  their personal stories for our         Remembrance display in November.
  Thanks were also expressed to those who had brought 'goodies' for the food bank.
   Sounds of "Happy Christmas" echoed around the hall as members made their way home.
 
   Jill Deane    Picture of our masterpiece provided and also a party picture.
 
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The Wookey Hole Club, built in 1884, has a long and colourful history. Minutes of the Club Committee are still in existence from its inauguration through to the present day, with only two periods, 1940-1949 and 1974-1980, having been mislaid. The content of these documents gives a fascinating insight into the recreational and social behaviour of village residents over the past century.

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