September Main Meeting – our September Show

Our September meeting took the form of a ‘show’ celebrating the talents and positivity of Whitley WI members, and their determination to take some positive experiences from the pandemic.

Our subgroup leads had set up tables displaying some of the work they had done over the past 18 months or so and they each gave a brief description of their groups activites. We had displays or input from Art, Baking Beauties, Book Club, Bowls and Darts, Craft, Garden Group and Walking.

Our President Melanie welcomed 36 members including 2 new dual members to the meeting. She reminded members of some of the recent activities, including the Autumn outing to Knutsford, and the trip to the Literary Lunch which featured in the Cheshire Life magazine, including pictures of some of our members.

Members then had plenty of time to look around the displays, chat to members about what they had been doing, and also to catch up with friends over delicious refreshments and fruit punch prepared by the Baking Beauties group

It was an amazing display of range of talents we have, and the way these groups provide the opportunity to share expertise, enjoy spending time together and, importantly, to make new friends.

It was good to see the return of the Trading Table, where members can sell plants, home made food, and any other items, with 10% of the proceeds going to WI funds

The competition was for the tallest sunflower, and the photographic entries varied from rather sad little specimens to our magnificent winner, a 10ft tall sunflower with a 5.5 inch flower grown by Sue Burtonwood. Apparently the secret weapon is a regular feed of liquid seaweed!

A really enjoyable and sociable evening, with a real ‘buzz’ evident throughout the evening.

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