86 members attended on Monday for Wimbledon WI’s Annual Meeting.
As usual we collected gifts for one of our charities:
There was a clear majority vote for Carers Support Merton, and this will be our Charity for next year.
Members can give individual support to any of the other charities nominated, and these can be put forward for consideration next year.
Our New Committee
Janice Beale, Sally Alger, Fiona Gerdes Hansen, Eileen Smith, Dulcie Edwards, Diana Ovens, Gillian Kitcherside and Daphne Monk remain and are joined by Linda Close and Agnes Fox. Joanna Cardwell will remain responsible for Communications and the website.
Agnes Fox was voted for and elected President by the members in accordance with the NFWI regulations for the election of a president. Other officers are decided by the new committee.
74 Members and 1 guest attended the Christmas Meeting on Monday where we were treated to mulled wine and mince pies, and some seasonal music as well as engaging our collective brains to solve some quizzes. Thank you to all concerned with organising this.
Also thank you to Ann Dolphin for taking on the job of Secretary, we wish her well.
Thank you all for your generosity in donating items for the Food Bank. They were delighted with our contribution and will be contacting us to let us know the final total.
Please remember that a collection will take place at each meeting, and all items will be gratefully received. After the Christmas collection the items needed are tins of meat, stew, corned beef etc. Obviously the basics are always welcome.
The results of the Resolution Ballot were as follows.
DECLINE OF OUR HIGH STREETS AND TOWN CENTRES 43
RESOLVE TO KEEP YOUNG PEOPLE SUICIDE SAFE ON LINE 26
Remember that subs are due in January for everyone except members who have joined since October this year.
Full members ￡33.00.
Dual members ￡14.80.
Trips and Events
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Wimbledon, Wednesday, 24th April 2013
Would all members sign up for Sleeping Beauty please bring payment of ￡25.50 to January meeting.
Kiss Me Kate, 6th February 2013
Tickets for Kiss Me Kate now reserved. Would all members signed up for this show please contact Frieda Willis urgently to arrange payment.