April 2023 Main Meeting – DIY surgery

Melanie welcomed 36 members and 2 visitors to the meeting, and reported the sad news of the death of Dorothy Thompson – a long standing member of Whitley WI. She will be missed in many ways, including her friendly face on the Welcome Desk or raffle and her wonderful flower arrangements. We were asked to remember her as we sang Jerusalem.

We were delighted to congratulate our Darts Team who have had a very successful year. They won the North Cheshire Group Trophy, and also came second in their group in the County Darts championship. See the subgroup page for more information about our Darts group.

Our speaker was Peter Sykes, a retired consultant surgeon. His talk concentrated on the complexities of performing keyhole surgery to remove a gallbladder. He was ably assisted by Ann, and we were kept entertained as she donned sterile robes, mask, etc as needed to conduct an operation.

Monies were collected for the May outing to Chester, the group Spring Lunch, the Literary Lunch and subs. Upcoming events also include gardening trips to Smith’s nursery and show gardens, theatre trips, visits to Safety Central, craft workshops, a writing competition and making a Royal greeting card.

The competition for ‘an unusual bottle’ was won by Alison Morton

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