Harlington members came along in the morning to our local garden centre carpark to collect their ‘goody bags’ prepared by the committee in advance of the April meeting.
The bag contained the usual newsletter where members have shared recipes, poetry, funny anecdotes, photos and jokes. Along with the WI 2021 booklet was an easy pattern for members to crochet roses or a single red rose to wear on St George’s Day (23rd April). We also included:
- an adult colouring page (members to bring them along to our next meeting)
- a handmade bookmark (Crafted by Anna), Spring Wordsearch.
- sunflower seeds to cultivate and enter in a competition next September (largest head and tallest plant)
- and of course what the WI is good at homemade fruit cake and tea. Lots of fun things to keep our members busy.
At the start of our evening Zoom meeting a five-minute upper body exercise routine was led by Rosemary. Yve from MFWI digital team gave a talk about staying safe online and members were able to ask questions during the presentation We all learnt a lot from her expertise.
Three members enjoy an April birthday so Happy Birthday was sung, their cards and gifts had been distributed in their goody bags. Two members have expressed an interest in becoming Joint President and Assistant Treasurer, all members have re-joined and we have one new member.
Members are looking forward to the end of lockdown and we can all return to meeting in venues until then our May meeting will be daytime in the park followed by an evening Zoom. The topic will be Resolutions, The origins of Coffee and a quiz.
A vote of thanks went to Rosemary for facilitating the interesting meeting and all the members of the committee for keeping Harlington so full of fun and fellowship. We are all looking forward to the relaxing of covid restrictions and taking our WI forward.