Chris our President welcomed 30 of us to our Zoom monthly meeting. It was also Whitley WI’s 83rd birthday so we were all encouraged to bring a small cake to the meeting and also send in photos of birthday / special occasion cakes that we had made in the past.
Our speaker for the evening was Dr Caroline Eames who talked about her 33 year career as a Forensic Scientist, giving many fascinating examples. Much of the work is based around Locard’s Exchange Principle; every contact leaves a trace of themselves at the scene while simultaneously taking something from the scene when they leave. Forensic Science work involves carefully recording and analysing samples and has been revolutionised in the last 30 years by techniques such as DNA profiling.
After this Melanie told us of forthcoming events available via zoom from The Cheshire Federation of WI’s and from The National WI.
Chris showed us a photo of our WI Centenary Tree at the Nature Reserve at Raddel Lane which has now been adorned by green hearts to promote the ‘Show the Love’ Climate Change Campaign. Thanks were given to Annette for making these hearts and for putting them in place.
Whitley WI member Gill Alcock then spoke about her work with The Climate Change Coalition. She was one of 100 WI members who took part in a Virtual Climate Lobby where after talking to Cheshire MP Esther McVey there were four areas identified where the WI can help with Climate Change awareness.
Two new events we have planned for in February are ‘Talking about Art’ with Karen on the 8th and ‘Baking Beauties’ with Jonty on the 23rd.