The highlight for November was
Tamatea WI’s flower show.
It was wonderful to see so many of the members arriving with flowers to enter into it. It made for a very colourful supper room.
With the absence of the president, vice president Joan took to the helm and welcomed members to the November meeting. The Aspirations were recited and the Ode sung.
There was a reasonable quantity of formal and general business to be dealt with. There was a great response to the Lonely Bouquets that were distributed in the community in October and brightened up the days of many people.
Nomination forms for the committee were made available and it was pointed out that all of the top table would be going off committee next year, having served for four years.
The ladies that had not entered into the flower show were to be the judges, with each lady selecting their favourite in each category. While this was happening, Joan hosted a song competition where the two sides of the room had turns in naming and singing the chorus of songs with a flower in the title. The placegetters were then each presented with a certificate and a prize.
Placegetters were —
1st Marilyn Thorp, 2nd Adrienne Parsons, 3rd Joan Curtis
1st Bev Cramond, 2nd Anne Clifford, 3rd Pauline Powell
1st Lois Keenan, 2nd Joan Curtis, 3rd Brenda Spivey
1st Adrienne Parsons, 2nd Rachel Wickham, 3rd Annabel Watson White/Cream:
1st Annabel Watson, 2nd June Dalton, 3rd Rachel Wickham
1st Pam Taylor, 2nd Loraine Gosse, 3rd Annabel Watson
Raffles were won by Annabel Watson and Pauline Powell.
The meeting then concluded with supper, fellowship and admiring the blooms.