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It was a very wet day on Thursday 14 April, with continual rain, hail, thunder and lightning, and the wet theme continued into the evening, as the topic for our speaker was sailing! Our president Gill Bird got the evenings proceedings underway, and was delighted to welcome Roz Adcock as our newest member. Iris and Vivienne were thanked for being our hostesses for the evening, and for making the birthday buttonholes for Gwyneth, Jane J. Sue P. and Caroline. Members once again showed their generosity with their support for the Food Bank collection, and were warmly thanked by Gill. To celebrate H.M.the Queens 90th Birthday the W.I. will be joining in the village celebrations by helping with the flower festival in the church in June. Then it was back to the water again as Gill welcomed John Wilkinson from the’ Woolverstone Project’ an organisation who help those with disabilities realise their dream, and learn to sail. With the aid of a computer John showed slides of the various vessels they use for training, and explained the technical details and the safety measures required. The sport was found to give amazing confidence and freedom to the new sailors with many being reluctant to come off the water when their lesson was over. The Woolverstone Project has clearly opened up a whole new world for them, and Annie gave a heartfelt vote of thanks to John on our behalf. After refreshments Gill proposed that we restart the Kurling Group again, and members readily agreed. A beautiful basket of flowers arranged by Dianne, to celebrate Joyce and Roy Lee’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary was shown to members and delivered the following morning, as Joyce was unable to be at the meeting. After reminders of the ‘Silent Auction’ next month Gill closed the meeting, and the rain was still coming down... …Continue