Ann Pearman, president of Wingerworth Morning WI, welcomed members to the May meeting. Apologies had been received from Cheryl Bell, Edwina Rees, Sue Barrand, Margaret Jeffery, Ruby Hill, Margaret Stimpson, Liz Allan, Betty Meaker and Glenys Wilkinson.
Members had enjoyed the outing to Boundary Mill and the group meeting held at Ashover. Ann Pearman thanked members for bringing their knitted items for the Shoebox Appeal and reminded them that the next batch would be required at the November meeting.
Amongst the correspondence received was a request from DFWI for a written history of the branch and Margaret Goodwin offered to research and write this with the help of other members. Preliminary arrangements were made for the autumn group meeting which will be organised by Wingerworth Morning WI in 2014.
An invitation had been received from Pentrich WI to their party on June 11 and Sue Barrand and Cheryl Bell had offered to attend.
During the coffee break members took the opportunity to buy the home made cakes, books, plants and other items brought by members.
A discussion was held on the resolution to be voted on at the AGM in Cardiff in June. Members agreed that support should be given to local shops and decision makers should be made aware that town centres must be preserved in all future planning.
Raffle winners were Maureen Shaw and Maureen Slack.
Members were reminded that the speaker at the June meeting will be Brenda Willison giving a talk entitled “I’m Happy I’m a Crier!”