Annual Meeting 2020


We did it!
20+ members of Whitley WI met up for our Annual Meeting 2020 by using Zoom. It was good to see so many smiles, instead of just faces protected from the Virus with masks.

Secretary Jean gave a superb presentation of our WI’s activities since last October…. even under lockdown there was so much to report. (Presentation will shortly be published for all to see).
Finance information was given by Treasurer Pat, and President Chris gave huge thanks to all for looking after each other and making this year go as smoothly as it could.

It was very special. Melanie kept us all in order by “muting” us at appropriate times and helping and reassuring all if they were nervous about using this technology.

The overall message was that it was so good to meet… and TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW MEMBERS TO JOIN US next time!

A walk from Marbury to the Anderson Boat Lift

After the success of our last walk to Daresbury we decided that we would do another socially distanced walk; but this time around Marbury Park. Not being put off by a little bit of rain we walked around the park before finding a suitable spot to get out our picnics and camping chairs for lunch. Luckily for us the rain had stopped by then.

After lunch some of us continued walking along the canal to the Anderson Boat Lift where at the café coffee and ice creams were bought. On the canal we saw a number of narrow boats selling things such as food and drink.

Whitley WI Summer Picnic – August Meeting

Not exactly the picnic we had planned. We were going to be on the field outside Whitley Village Hall, but due to the wet weather we reverted to back-up plan B which was to have this event in the hall. So with masks on, thirty of us sitting six to a table, got to see and talk to each other as a WI for the first time since our March meeting. Following the WI COVID-19 guidelines, the tables and chairs were sanitised before and after our gathering and no singing of Jerusalem took place.

Our chairman Chris welcomed us back and we discussed ways in which our WI would be able to function in the months ahead. We are already meeting in small groups for walks and have the book club and gardening group. Other possible groups could be for such activities as craft and painting.

This meeting might have seemed a little strange but it was good to be back.