Creekside’s Report for January
'Happy New Year!'
The 'Welcome' was given by our President Ann Parker.
Members reviewed activities that they enjoyed in December. The Christmas tree decorated for the Brighstone Christmas tree Festival was 'very pretty and very trendy' dressed in a large number of pom poms. The Christmas dinner at Languard Manor was well supported. It was an change of Christmas activity and members were invited to share their ideas for next year's venue. The Christmas meeting was 'nice and friendly'. Everyone chatted happily and took part in the quiz, all accompanied by tasty nibbles while the Creekside choir sang carols. Members joined in with the 'Twelve days of Christmas' as well as other Christmas songs.
Marlene Cassidy created beautiful birthday buttonholes using deep pink roses. Happy Birthday to all those members who received them this month.
Members were also asked to consider and choose the 2019 Resolution to be voted on at the Annual Meeting by the WI delegates e.g. Improving Plant Biosecurity in the U.K. and A Call against the Decline in Local Bus Services. For all 6 choices see the WI web site.
After tea we took part in another new activity. It resembled speed dating with half the members changing places every few minutes and chatting with people they might not normally meet. It was a very good way to encourage everyone to mix and get to know each other and somebody new.
The Best Bloom was won by Jenny Gaches. The overall Best Bloom and General Competition winner for 2018 was Sylvia Burrows. 'Congratulations!'