St Keverne Women's Institute
12:56pm Tuesday 24th April 2012 in Lizard Life
Seventeen members were present at the April meeting, at which June Youl took the chair as the president and vice president were unable to attend.
The minutes were read and signed and then members discussed the business. New programmes were passed out and June pointed out what an interesting programme we have this year, starting with the date for our 65th birthday. We hope to be having a lunch at the Norway Inn on May 15 at 1pm leaving the square at midday. Rita will contact the Inn to make the arrangements. We have also received a certificate from County congratulating us on our birthday. We have been asked to attend several meetings in St Keverne over the next few weeks and our president will attend these on our behalf.
June gave us a reminder that we have agreed to make the desserts for our Jubilee celebration in St Keverne and we will need to cater for 120, so members were asked to say at the next meeting what dessert they were going to make. Helpers will be needed to set up on the Sunday and possibly to clear away afterwards. Rita then read out a letter from the St Keverne Jubilee committee thanking us for our help.
Kathleen Kenny, president, went to the Spring Countdown in Truro as our delegate and will give us her report at the next meeting and at the National Conference in London Hazel Savage will be our delegate.
At our recent coffee morning £205 was raised for St Petrocs which is our chosen charity this year. The group get together this year is on June 27 at the RHS garden at Trevoole Praze at 2.30pm. The cost will be £3 and £2 for a cream tea. All of the details for these meetings are in our programme, which once again has been printed for us by John Allen.
Clair reminded everyone that we will be having flowers in our churches for the Jubilee and for anyone interested in making an arrangement or helping out she will be having a meeting in St Keverne Church on May 5, the theme will be red, white and blue.
Sue Bray took over as speaker for the evening and gave a very interesting talk on An Extraordinary Partnership. Sue gave an insight on her very special bond which she has with her guide dog Nikki and the work of guide dogs. Sue has had her dog, which is her first guide dog for just over six years and she told what a difference Nikki has made to her life, giving her confidence, independence and security. Since having had Nikki Sue has made a tandem sky dive and has walked the Bath half marathon to raise funds and give back something, as there is no government funding for the guide dog service, which relies entirely on public support. The cost of training a dog and looking after it for its life can cost nearly £50,000. The cost to Sue was just 50p when she signed her contract. When Sue finished her talk she opened the floor to questions and as you can imagine lots of questions were asked on all aspects of her life with Nikki and the guide dog service.
After the talk we had a welcome cup of tea from two of our members. Competition results - Pet photo: 1, Zoe; 2, Irene; 3, Trisha. Flower of the month: 1, Dorothy; 2, Jackie/Rita; 3, Zoe.
Next month’s meeting will be on May 17 in the Methodist Hall, St Keverne at 7.30pm. The competition will be a pretty jug. New members are always very welcome and information can be obtained from Rita Kelly 01326 280498.