Dovenby WI February 2017
President Nita Eubank opened the meeting, announcing the sad news of the death of member Hazel Graves, who lost her battle with cancer. The members stood for a minute's silence. All our thoughts are with her husband John and family and friends at this sad time. Hazel will be missed by all at the WI.
Sheila Martin secretary, read the minutes and correspondence followed by the County Newsletter being read by Nita.
Nita then introduced our speaker Sarah Bromiley, who is a project organiser for West Cumbria Age UK. This is the largest charity dedicated to helping everyone over 60 to make the most of later life. Sarah explained what Age UK provides, including services and support. Based at 93 Main Street, nearly opposite Wordsworth House, Sarah and her team of volunteers are helping people to reconnect into the community. Lottery funding helps various activity groups from crafts, computing, walks and lunches. A programme of 'What's On' is available from the Cockermouth office (tel 01900 844680). There is a help at home service to help manage daily living tasks (contact 08443 843 843).
Lynzi Tytek gave Sarah a vote of thanks for a very informative talk, which was well received by the members.
The competition, an amusing birthday card was won by Anita Birkett.
The quiz was won by Pat Harper.
The raffle was won by Joyce Bowness..
Meetings are usually held at Bridekirk Dovenby School on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. More details and a programme are to be found on http://www.bridekirkparish.org.uk/wi
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