Creekside’s Report for October

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President Ann Parker welcomed members and two visitors, Josie Morey and Carol Barfoot, to the October meeting which celebrated Creekside’s 51st birthday. A birthday cake decorated in WI colours was enjoyed over tea, thanks to Ann.

The speaker, Harriet Robinson, entertained the group with slides and a variety of articles featuring many aspects of dogs. There were dogs from the garden of Eden through to US presidential and royal household dogs; dogs in literature, poetry and art; heroic dogs in wartime; tragic dogs; advertising dogs and cartoon dogs.

Long service certificates were awarded to Ros Eavis for 20 years and to Linda Sheasby for 10 years. How did Ann keep it a secret from her own sister?

The visit to Rosemary Vineyard was a great success with tea and scones enjoyed outdoors in beautiful weather after a tour and tasting session. The Mermaid gin went down particularly well and there is talk of a visit there next year.

Members diaries are getting very busy with forthcoming events including a 1940s themed Harvest Supper, two kurling supper nights with other WIs, a Christmas outing to Languard Manor, participation in the Brighstone Christmas tree festival, various Christmas market and lights trips and a craft taster day.

This year Creekside will lay a wreath at the Wootton War Memorial as part of the service of remembrance on 11 November for the centenary of the Armistice.

Nominations for the committee for 2019 were taken over tea. The best bloom was won by Sylvia Williams and the poem about a dog was won by Susan Phillips.

Picture of Linda cutting cake