The President, Kathleen Raven, welcomed everyone, especially Jane Bird our FEWI Adviser who will be guiding us through the Annual Meeting.
Jane gave a short introduction informing us that she was hearing impaired and could lip read! And served on the board of Trustees and Federation. The Annual Meeting was important and was a time for reflection and also to look forward following WI constitution and Charity Commission guidelines.
Kathleen Raven was elected to continue in her role as President for a second year, also supporting her are the Members of the Committee from the previous year.
After the official section of the Annual Meeting Jane Bird gave an amusing viewpoint of the officer’s roles to the Members. Jane thanked the group for their warm welcome.
Kathleen thanked Jane for her entertaining guidance during the meeting which was refreshing, and presented her with a plant.
After refreshments Scott Kincaid of the Fire Service gave an interesting and eye-opening talk, with many excellent reminders, into fire risk in the home. He highlighted the provision of smoke alarms and alarms for the hard of hearing for Members to have installed in their homes free of charge.
The next WI Meeting will be an Open Meeting on 5th June 2018 – Steve Scruton – Retired BBC Essex Radio Presenter.