It’s an I’ll Wind…
It is said that it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. And so it turned out at the beginning of the year for Asby WI.
January is Asby WI’s ‘holiday’ month but a New Year lunch had been booked at the village pub, The Three Greyhounds. A few days before, we learned that staff at the inn had gone down with the lurgi that was going round and so, unfortunately, the meal was cancelled. It was disappointing for members but it was realised that quite a few of them were also indisposed and our gathering would have been much smaller than planned. Asby WI is considering another celebration when people and the weather are better.
And so February came along – yet again with a disappointment. The planned speaker was ill and, with only a few (unavoidable) days’ notice, a replacement couldn’t be found.
However, Vice-president Susan Renshaw had a quiz to hand which she was planning to use later in the year as part of a fund-raising event for the Federation’s ACWW project to support women in Pakistan to gain vocational skills and training in running small businesses. The quiz was on the topic of tea about which members discovered they didn’t know a great deal! Despite this the evening went well and the speaker’s fee was set aside to go to the Associated Country Women of the World – a benefit that wouldn’t have come about just yet if the speaker had been able to attend.
The ladies who knew the most about tea were Carol Smith, Louise Reeve, Helen Cooper and Jackie Smart. Pam Cowey won the raffle; Pat Bevan and Maggie Johnson were the joint winners of the competition for a home-made Valentine’s Day card.”