Fiona Alderman, Diane Hall, Pauline Hindle, Judith Owen , Amy Allan ,Enid Munsen , Liz Jeffries, Denise Wolf ,Ann Malyn , Rhiannon Heaven ,Lorraine Morgan
The minutes could not be authenticated as the Curling game has been omitted from the minutes. Jane apologised and the minutes have now been amended. They will hopefully be authenticated at next meeting.
1) List for new members of Committee is now closed .
2) Anyone wanting to give to Gift Aid to ask Viv Walker for a form . We get 25% from tax paying members who subscribe to this scheme.
Reading Between the Wines has read Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Margaret pointed out that this Classic , though difficult , was worthwhile. Group will be contacted about next book and meeting by Margaret
The afternoon book club will meet at Mary Murray’s house on Friday. The book is ‘The Vanishing Half’
The evening group to meet at Sue’s house next Wednesday evening
Craft Group. Helena pointed out that she is no longer group leader/organiser and the group is hoping to get a new leader soon Craft club is well attended , Helena pointed out . She also thanked Diane Hall for the cake decoration event and for making so many cards
The Literature Club will meet at Jane’s house on 18th May at 2 pm to look at Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
4)Celebration at St Mary’s Church Abergavenny . Helena Sue and Jean will attend and carry the banner. Vicky praised the efforts of Carole Jones and Pauline Hindle for the beautiful embroidery and Liz Cooke’s husband for bringing the project to fruition . It is beautiful
GFWI will need to know numbers as there is afternoon tea priced at £7.50.
5)At the 62 year Celebration recorders will play tunes from the musicals , there will be a cake ( made by Diane) and ‘bubbly’ to drink. No need to bring glasses . Dress up and wear hats or fascinators.
At ACM Helena was allowed to vote as Jean was not able to . She voted on Standing Orders and the Treasurer’s Report as well as the resolutions
Helena reported back that in 2020 the lease at Avondale House was renewed for 5 years but cost increased by £10,000. This has subsequently been reduced to £2,500. The reserves currently stand at £81,000. Margaret asked if premises were absolutely necessary in the light of rental costs .
The speakers which we might like to invite to our meetings spoke very well on Stem Cell Donation, and Wild Woman if the Wye, – local water pollution.
Jean’s talk on Climate Change was well received.
FGM was another harrowing topic.
Ann Beavis reported back that Marjorie Houghton remains ill and being cared for by family and carers.
Ann Leake has broken a bone but is very keen to return as soon as she is able.
Meeting closed at 7.55 pm
Apologies: Alison Buffery, Catherine Davies, Victoria Sims, Gill Archibald ,Rhiannon Heaven , Mary Murray, Margaret Hewinson, Lynda Jeffries, Denise Wolf, Judith Owens, Pauline Hindle, Liz Jeffries
Minutes of previous meeting authenticated by Sue Lewis and Gill Wheeler
Matters Arising: reminder that free Fish and Chips supper will be served at the AGM at the Chapel on May 2nd . Meeting starts a t 7.15
List circulated for orders for the supper, tea rota and for names for anyone wanting to join the committee.
Subscriptions are being collected this evening by Trissy our Treasurer. Also in May and June. Cheques to Ponthir WI
Gift Aid forms are being circulated by Viv Walker. If you are a taxpayer it is important to sign for revenue stream
Clubs : Craft Club not meeting next Monday
Book Clubs:Reading Between the Wines , meeting on 28th April in Ponthir House at 7pmand book is Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Evening Book Club meeting at Jane Ellor’s House a week Wednesday at 7pm.
Afternoon Book Club members will be informed in due course
Sick Members: Cards sent to Rhiannon Heaven, Liz Jeffries , Denise Wolf and Linda Jeffries
The Resolution to be voted on in the National Conference is about the diagnosis of women and girls with ASD and ADHD . (See page in April Life magazine. )Jean is our representative via zoom . We voted to allow her to use her discretion as to how to vote after the debates from the floor
Winner of Easter Competition was Fiona
Anita is organising a 3.3 mile walk on 29th ACWW Day ( see Magazine for more details)
Fiona Alderman asked if anyone or organisation wanted items of furniture . The Methodist Church in Llanyravon was suggested .
Shirley Morgan announced a Ladies Afternoon Tea at Ponthir House on Friday June 3rd All welcome