In true W I tradition we at Creekside WI spent a delightful afternoon celebrating St Georges day. We enjoyed platefuls of sandwiches’ along with scones and cream made by the committee and fairy cakes decorated with a red cross for St George made by our President Dorothy. A quiz was followed by a rousing chorus of great British songs; Mary Lashmar played the piano for us.
Craft and coffee morning at Mary Lashmar’s in March was enjoyed by all. More talk than work, but some knitting and embroidery was done. I did a demonstration on how to make a necklace with small beads and crochet cotton, which they all liked. Looking forward to a meeting in April.
Once again the lunch club had a very enjoyable time this month at Table Table, Seaclose Park. The food was excellent and there was plenty of chat and laughter. My sister, Jean, from the mainland, joined us and was made very welcome by all the members. Everyone was was keen to know where the next venue was, and I am thinking of a Chinese meal for April and the Propeller Inn for May, but watch this space.
We were small in number in April due to Half Term commitments and holidays but, 6 of us had 2 lovely, if noisy games. The LA Bowl was heaving due to coach loads of senior holiday makers and mums and dads with children on half term. The games were good fun for us and gave our poor old bones and muscles lots of exercise. The highest score this month was Maureen Turner who scored 119 on her first game and 122 on her second.
Previous high scores this year are January Mary Lavery 110
Creekside W.I. enjoyed an “ON TRIAL” experience last Wednesday when two Magistrates guided us through a mock trial that happens in our courtrooms today. The idea was to help us understand how a magistrate court works and the role of a Magistrate. Various W I members took part the photograph from left to right defending solicitor Christina Hughes accused in the dock President Dorothy Maskel, Usher Lyn Cottrel, Chair Glory Rolfe( winger) Harry Kirby Magistrate Ann Parker ( winger) witness Carol King and Lyn Forster.
FRONT ROW crown prosecutor Pauline Kirby and Legal advisor Sally Exell. Our members were split into groups to discuss guilty or not guilty and after Tea and cake gave their verdict of guilty the punishment given was a community service order. We had a most enjoyable evening and many thanks go to Harry Kirby and Sally Exell our visiting Magistrates.
In January three Long Service Certificates were presented to three of our members. Mary Lashmar and Betty Ships received theirs having each served Creekside for 40 years, and Shirley Worthington received hers for 10 years service. As Olive Lailey had been unable to attend the January meeting, she had her certificate presented to her in February. Olive had served Creekside for 30 years. Congratulations to them all.
Unfortunately when we took the photo at the February meeting Betty Ships was unable to be there having broken her wrist. We all wish her a speedy recovery.
At the end of 2011 it was with regret to Creekside W.I. that Maureen Turner decided it was time to retire as a sick visitor. She had carried out the job, together with Margaret Paice, for a great number of years visiting members not only at home, but also in Hospital and in Convalescent Homes. She was always there with a smile and tried to cheer up the members. She will be greatly missed, and we hope she enjoys her retirement from the job.