Northwood W.I. Report

Posted by Admin on 30 September 2016, 12:03 am

Minutes of the Members Meeting held on the 1st September 2016.
President – Mrs Fay Bunday welcomed members to the meeting.
Apologies – There were quite a few apologies due to holidays and ill health.
Anne Jonas gave an update on Joan Furnell. Joan has settled in well at The Orchards but has had a couple more heart attacks.
Birthday Ladies – in September are: Anne Jonas on the 11th, Fay Bunday on the 13th, Judeth Baker on the 20th and Elisabeth Hamilton on the 28th. All were presented with Birthday cards.
Speaker for today is Dr Ruth Waller.
Joyce Mace and Judy Medway Gash volunteered to do the washing up after our tea.
Ramble – this month will be on 8th September. Walk around Puckpool Park with a meal in the “Ship Inn”? Walkers meet at the hall for 10am with the others meeting for lunch at a later time.
Art and Craft – is on the 15th September.We are having a table at the IWWI Christmas Fair in the Methodist Church Hall, Quay Street, Newport on the 9th December.
Secretary’s Report/Treasurer’s Report and Hall Report were all given.
October’s Meeting – on the 6th October – We have Ray Allen, Script Writer, giving a talk on his sketches.
Table Top Sale – is on 22nd October.
Our Annual Meeting – is on 3rd November. Helen Davis put her name forward for joining the committee.
Christmas Meeting – is on 1st December – we will have an American Lunch, followed by a short meeting then entertainment.
We then had a break for tea.
The Raffle was drawn and the Competition results were for a Royal Memorabilia – 1st Morag Cook; 2nd Elisabeth Hamilton and 3rd Jacquie Pearce. The Best Bloom was won by Morag Cook.
Dr Ruth Waller then gave a very interesting talk on the Archaeology of Northwood, going right back to the Neolithic generation. Also there is evidence that there were three settlements in Northwood, which covered a vast area. Ruth’s Talk was very, very good. It was a slide show of various artefacts including a pot found under what is now Aldi’s supermarket. The vote of thanks was given by Morag Cook.


The meeting closed at 4pm.


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