Start of the Pancake Afternoon
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.
Our Birthday Lunch this year was held at the New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes on Friday 18th November 2011. 31 members attended and we were honoured to have the pleasure of the company of the High Sheriff, Susie Sheldon. We were extremely well looked after by the Hotel’s staff, and the food and service was excellent. Everyon appeared to have a most enjoyable time. Thanks must go to Barbara Marshman and Betty Sieler for all their work in organising the lunch.
At 10am. on Friday 11th November, Dorothy Maskell, Ann Parker, Mary Lashmar, Margaret Paice, Mary Stocker, Joan Miller, Sue Alexander, Ann Westmore, and Christine Tipple all arrived at Linda Sheasby’s house to spend the next few hours making boxes of marzipan fruits. Plied with cups of coffee and supervised by Chris they set to work with a different fruit for each to make. We even took time to respect the 2 minute silence as it was Rememberance Day. Each member made 40 fruits and by lunch time they had made sufficient to fill 20 boxes. After their packed lunches had been devoured and washed down with more cups of tea and coffee, they set to work again, and this time they made 30 fruits each which was enough to fill a further 15 boxes. Dorothy, Ann and Chris packed up the boxes with two of each fruit and a Christmas pudding in each box, and by 3:pm the job was completed. Now sealed down and labelled with the W.I Logo plus details of the ingredients they are now ready to be sold to our members.
Thank you to everyone for their hard work resulting in a very professional end product.