HYDE HEATH WI Report for July 2015
THE Evening Charity Walk and Supper on an extremely hot July 1 was well supported and much enjoyed. Many thanks were given to Dennis Ruff for leading the walk. The proceeds of £151.15p will go towards our charity for this year, SPACE Support in Chesham.
Gillian O’Flynn reported on the WI Centenary Garden Party held at Waddesden Manor in June when nine members enjoyed a gentle, elegant day with a picnic in beautiful weather and surroundings.
Sue Flint thanked members for collecting stamps for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.
The next event will be the Summer Barbecue being held in Margaret Dunn’s garden at 6.30pm on August 13. Tickets cost £7.50 and the proceeds from the raffle will also be going to SPACE.
In Barbara Aris’s absence, thanks were given for a really delightful walk along the Regent Canal in London. Barbara will also be arranging another walk in August.
Janet Manson will be holding a Charity Coffee morning at her home on October 2 at 10.30am which will include a Bring and Buy sale.
It will be Hyde Heath WI’s turn to host the Autumn Beechwood Group meeting which will be on October 22. The speaker will be from the Deli, No 2 Pound Street, Wendover who will give a talk on the history of cheese followed by a tasting.
A welcome was given to Josey Jeffrey who gave a lively and very amusing talk about the Secrets of her life as a Store Detective.
In 1974 her then husband suggested she apply for the position of Littlewoods Store Detective and to her amazement was offered the job. After only two weeks training she was on the shop floor.
Josey learnt to blend into the background and understand body language, acting out the differences between an honest person and someone who was intent on stealing items.
More women than men shoplift but there was an occasion when a 17 year old boy was caught having stolen 38 garden gnomes!
Josey worked for a number of stores around the country during her career and also trained many new store detectives before she retired.
The next meeting will be at 8pm on September 10 when Jae Lawrie will talk on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast. The competition will be a Map.