Saturday, 16 May 2009

WOMEN'S INSTITUTE

by Mary Inglis

Kia Ora Katoa!

We are on the look-out for new members, all ages welcome. Are you
looking for a friendly community minded group? We meet on the second
Thursday of the month at 1.30pm in the Chalmers Room, Port Chalmers
Town Hall, a warm and inviting venue.

You probably know many of us already, Port Chalmers being the
close-knit community it is. If you are the competitive type, we have
monthly competitions in baking, handcraft and gardening. We have
speakers and demonstrations and enjoy catching up with each other over
afternoon tea.

June is our Soup, Savoury & Sandwiches meeting which starts at 12
noon. This would be a great one to come along to with plenty of
opportunity to mix and mingle.

There were 14 members at our May meeting. Gaye won the monthly raffle
and Kath, Ruth, Muriel and Gaye received Birthday gifts. Dorothy Fyfe
was presented with a twenty years Long Service medal. She has been a
member of four Institutes in that time as her husband's work took them
to various towns. No matter where she lived there was a Women's
Institute nearby. During the meeting we had a short reading from the
Home & Country magazine. Motto - 'In this busy world it is refreshing
to find someone who still has time to be kind'. We also had the
following competitions:

Handcraft from Eisteddfod schedule - Mary Inglis 1st. Peggy Ballantine 2nd.
3 Sugar Buns - Peggy Ballantine 1st. Phyllis Parker 2nd. Mary Inglis 3rd.
1 White Flower - Jean Rees 1st. Ruth Foote 2nd. Peggy Ballantine 3rd.

If this sounds like your scene please ring President Joan 473 7172 or
Secretary Phyllis 472 8991.


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