Thursday, 16 December 2010
Old Buckenham Women's Institute
November was the month of Old Buckenham WI's annual meeting and this gave members the opportunity to look back on the previous year and to review the coming year. 2010 was a very busy year, with members taking part in darts and Scrabble tournaments, competing in the annual Cator Cup competition, supporting village events, running the popular village produce show and organising a day craft school in the village hall.
The new committee was approved at the November meeting and the President, Susan Hunter, was re-elected for 2011.
The WI's rich history is underpinned by an inspiring campaigning legacy and it is at this time of the year members are given the opportunity to decide which resolutions should be considered at the national Annual Meeting in June. Next year's short list includes campaigning against mega-farming, the closure of local libraries and urging the government to support the funding of research and development into the cost effective production of natural galamanatine for the treatment of Alzheimer's type dementia.
At local level, the 2011 programme has a wide ranging series of talks. The monthly meeting takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. New members are most welcome. The full programme for 2011:
Thursday 27 January EPIC - The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (open meeting )
Thursday 24 February A journey in time - Old Buckenham and Attleborough
Thursday 24 March Spring propagation - a talk and demonstration to get you gardening
Thursday 28 April Canals and waterways
Thursday 26 May Resolution meeting
Thursday 23 June From vicar's son to BBC producer
Thursday 28 July Three Victorian gentlemen
Thursday 25 August Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Thursday 22 September Saffire Chocolates (demonstration of chocolate making)
Thursday 27 October Birthday party
Thursday 24 November Annual meeting
December Christmas lunch (on a date to be fixed)