The July meeting was packed, both with the amount of business that was covered and the number of members attending. Maureen Swale gave a report of her visit, as the delegate, to the National AGM in Liverpool early in June. Details were given out about Kesgrave WI Craft Day to be held on Saturday 23rd September in the Scout Hall. Members choose two out of four activities on offer and with specialist tutors to guide them will make two items to take home at the end of the day. This year the choices are Dorset buttons, beading, quilling and fairies.
In June, members enjoyed a very hot and sunny day at The Hut in Felixstowe, complete with paddling, swimming in the North Sea and the customary fish and chip lunch. Seventeen members enjoyed an evening with Karen Kenny at the group meeting. Karen talked about herbs on an amusing and entertaining evening that saw most of the members eating a variety of raw herbs before a very tasty ploughman’s supper provided by Nacton WI.
Details were confirmed regarding the next meeting in August, with a traditional garden meeting, in one of the member’s garden.
The speaker for the evening was a very bubbly, effervescent lady. Magda Snowden, a local hat maker, who explained how she went from a classic university degree, to making hats and other related accessories. All members made a lovely flower brooch using wired ribbon which Magda judged as our monthly competition: first Jenny, second Enid Castle and third Di Chilver.
The next meeting is an afternoon garden meeting on Thursday 3rd August from 2-4pm. If you require any information please call the secretary, Di Chilver: 01473 611 415.
For more information, visit: www.sefwi.org.uk/institutes/kesgrave