September 2018

Our president, Chris, welcomed members and guest to our September meeting and said how nice it was to see everybody after our August break. Members have been very busy and imaginative in decorating their bunting triangles which I’m sure they will look fantastic when 95 of them are strung together as room decorations for our 95th Anniversary celebrations at our November meeting. We did really well at the Shrewsbury Flower Show with our entry gaining a yellow rosette, 3rd prize, plus winning the silver cup for the best staging. The ladies worked very hard on each component of the exhibit and both prizes were well deserved. After attending the workshop, Janice Forsyth, has completed her ‘twinchie’, how anybody can create such and exquisite piece of handwork on a 2 inch square piece of fabric is beyond me. It is hoped that 120+ twinchies will be received, that being the number of Wi s in Shropshire, they will then all be stitched together to create a vibrant wall hanging which will be on display at the Centenary Meeting. The speaker for our meeting was Michael Theobalds who gave an interesting and humorous talk on Saint Helena. The volcanic island, in the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most remote islands in the world. Michael has extensive experience in educational matters and having visited the island for a month previously, was offered a twelve month contract to work and improve their educational system. He was thrilled with the appointment and when he informed his wife she said how exciting and worthwhile the project would be…….. but that she wasn’t going. Never the less he went and enjoyed the challenge. Cath Corfield, our hard working Programme Secretary, briefly went through what she had in store for our 2019 programme, it certainly sounds very interesting and diverse, something to suit everybody. Our next meeting is 10th 0ctober in Caynham, Jack Dent will give us a talk on Magic and the competition is ‘Something magical or spooky’. Everybody welcome….if you dare! Just a brief word to wish Good Luck to the new WI in Ludlow. Sandra Warner