April 2018 was our Centenary Birthday and we celebrated in style. The President and Secretary even donned hats for the rendition of Jerusalem in keeping with tradition in 1918.
We had three past members as special guests who spoke to us and reminisced, along with some of our current members, of their time in Rayne WI and beautiful entry exhibits from the Essex Show were shared.
Lovely birthday cakes were cut by our two longest standing members, Mrs.Harrigan and Mrs.Hollands.
Snippets of days gone by in Rayne WI were read by the President.
A lovely evening was enjoyed by all with “an open door to friendship” being heard through the evening with laughing, chatting and sharing long-forgotten memories and events along with the teary eye.
On Tuesday, 5th June, we will be celebrating again when Steve Scruton, retired radio presenter from BBC Essex, will be our speaker. This is an Open Meeting when past members, other WI members, friends, husbands and partners are all very welcome to join us, at a cost of £3.00 which will include refreshments.