Our November meeting started with silence in memory of our dear friend Monica Newham who died at the beginning of the month. After our business meeting we moved onto our Annual Meeting to elect our committee and officers for the coming year. Our WI Adviser Angela Southwell was present to give us good advice. We heard reports from our treasurer Shirley and our secretary Ann about our activities over the year. Alison thanked all the members for their support in her Presidential address and in particular Ann Kent Phillips for her sterling work as secretary for the past 6 years. Ann has decided to stand down as secretary for a year but remain on the committee. We decided that we would elect 8 willing members as our committee "en bloc" from which our officers will be chosen. At the election for President Alison was re-elected unanimously. Our new committee is now Alison, Ann, Barbara, Ann Cleaver, Sandra, Claire, June and Shirley. After both business meetings we watched some of Claire's old cine film transferred to DVD which was of Staunton on Arrow in the 60's and life on the farm, jollifications in 1977 at the Queen's Silver Jubilee and the unveiling of the hall sign in 2000 at the Millennium. It was a very enjoyable evening.
My name is Alison and I am the editor of the blog for the Staunton on Arrow WI .