YVONNE Bryson presided at the annual meeting of East Barkwith Women’s Institute held in the village Hall.
There was no election for the committee as those nominated Kate Wright, Doreen Mitchell, Julie Griffiths, Margaret Tyson, Joyce Sayers, Rosarie Wright, Jessie Skellern, Yvonne Bryson, Jean Best, Mary Hoban, and Mary Jordan were all re-elected unopposed.
Yvonne was also re-elected as president with Mary Hoban vice president and Kate Wright secretary. Reports were presented by the treasurer showing a satisfactory balance in hand and by the secretary giving the WI report commented on the full and interesting programme which had been enjoyed during the past year with the members also taking an active part in county and Witham Group events too.
The very successful harvest meeting with guests invited for a talk and auction sale of produce in aid of charity had again been well supported and the Christmas meeting was as usual very popular with guests looking forward to the super buffet supper which East Barkwith is famous for. Yvonne thanked all the members for their help and support with the events and activities organised and she extended particular thanks to the committee members for all their hard work which had contributed to the successful year. A birthday posy was presented to Doreen Mitchell and arrangements were made for six members to attend the Lincolnshire North tai chi day and for five members to travel to Skegness for the Spring Council Meeting at the Embassy Centre.
Notice was given of the Witham Group Spring Meeting at Wragby Town Hall on Monday April 30 when there will be a competition for a piece of Victoriana and of the fun Scrabble evening which will be held at Bardney Village Hall. Mo Fricke had notched up the most points in the competitions during the year and she was presented with the Monica Bourn Salver to hold for the coming year. Once the business for the evening had been completed, the members were formed into groups to take part in the fun quizzes which had been arranged by Mary Hoban before supper was served by the hostesses.