Women's Institute

PUBLISHED: 13:32 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 13:23 04 May 2010

MEMBERS were welcomed to a lively April meeting by president Joy Smith. Joy was happy to report a win in the WI Ten Week Draw. Various items were discussed, including the programme for this year s Summer School at Cottenham Village College. Several member

MEMBERS were welcomed to a lively April meeting by president Joy Smith. Joy was happy to report a win in the WI Ten Week Draw. Various items were discussed, including the programme for this year's Summer School at Cottenham Village College. Several members may do a course this year. A coach and boat trip to Norwich sounded tempting too.

Plans for Stretham's Feast Sunday on May 21 were discussed. The WI stall will be on the recreation ground at 2pm. Last year's feast Sunday was blessed with hot sunshine and big crowds and we hope for a repeat this year.

Mrs Smith reported on future plans for funding the WI which had been presented at the federation's council meeting. These proved to be very controversial and promoted a lot of discussion.

Business concluded, Mrs Smith introduced the speaker, Yvonne Martin, who demonstrated the various techniques of Indian head massage on Win Tunnah. All other members were encouraged to have a go on each other. Everyone had fun. After refreshments, members swapped memories of their experiences with hairdressers in days of yore. The competition for best Easter bonnet was won by Hilda Chapman.

The next meeting: April 26: spring group-meeting in Haddenham. May 9: resolutions meeting, plus bangers, mash, fun and a grand sales stall.

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