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Areley Kings WI
1:00pm Friday 25th January 2013 in A-B
An evening of curling made a most appropriate activity, on a cold winter night, for the first meeting of 2013. Members enjoyed taking part in the sport even though the ‘stones’ moved on ball bearings rather than sliding on ice. The convivial evening was organised by Di Hackett, with curling equipment belonging to Hallow WI.
Barbara Hughes and Sylvia Tudor-Hughes kept the score and at the end declared the ‘Red Ravers’ triumphant over the ‘Blue Belles’.
Cherry Greaves, the president, welcomed members to the first meeting of 2013. She complimented last year’s committee on the excellent supper they provided for the December meeting. Cherry also thanked members who, instead of exchanging Christmas cards, made a donation to the Acorns Hospice, resulting in £20being sent to the hospice. The members of the Art Class have also donated £100 to Acorns in lieu of tuition fees.
Cherry outlined events for 2013 including the New Year lunch at La Brasserie, the Group Meeting, hosted by Areley Kings, on April 29, when Dr Harcup will speak on ‘The Malvern Water Cure’, and the summer outing to Highclere Castle on July 16.
Members returned their completed voting forms for the resolutions to be discussed at the National AGM. The rota for manning the League of Friends hospital shop was discussed as was the ‘Do it for Denman’ Appeal.
The winner of the monthly competition for ‘The worst Christmas present ever’ was Di Hackett, with Cherry Greaves second and Jacki Clark third.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 11 at Areley Kings Village Hall at 7.30pm when Melvyn Thompson will speak on ‘Woven in Kidderminster’. The competition will be a photograph from the carpet industry.