March 2nd 2020 Ponthir WI meeting

Apologies : Margaret Hewson, Rhiannon Heaven, Marjorie Houghton, Ann Beavis, Nancy Davies

Minutes of February’s meeting

Accepted as a record
Proposed : Helena Thomas
Seconded ;Sue Lewis

Matters Arising

Quoits went well but Gilwern won and Jane had best overal individual score. Was awarded a box of Quality Street by Vicky on the night . Jane was delighted

Approx 100 people attended last meeting where the speaker discussed the new hospital at Llanfrechfa
Raffle proceeds were approx £95
Margaret Barrell wrote a letter of thanks to Fiona Phillips head of Clinical Futures Thank you Margaret
Julian Hayman responded that the meeting was successful. He also pointed out that lights are reduced in brightness when workers are not working in the vicinity
Thanks also given by Vicky for Leanne and Liz who did a really efficient job at the open meeting making tea coffee for all comers Also assisted by existing members

ACM Saturday 4th April. Our delegate is Sue Lewis and Helena Thomas will attend . Sash will be given to Sue for the occasion. Tickets will be ordered . Any further tickets must be ordered by 20th March . Tickets are £10

Gwent Federation Visit to Denman Friday 22-24th Jan 2021. Courses on offer will be Digital Photography , Mosaics , Indian Cookery. Along way off but please give it some thought

Gwent News;Skittles team of 4 required . £10 pp with chicken and chips super provided May 27th at Usk Conservative Club. Would members indicate interest by next meeting

Raffle Tickets will be on sale at next meeting for National WI . Tickets are £1 and there are very good prizes to be won. Asks Sue Lewis for a ticket /tickets at April’s meeting

Members news reported by Vicky, Jean and Helena

Helena asked about the possibility of us acquiring a wheel chair to aid the less mobile members attend meetings.

5 Joint WI social events
Sat May 2nd there is to be a walk around Tredegar Park Lake organised by Mary Thomas . To meet at 10.30 in the Car park of Tredegar House. There is a nice tea room for tea afterwards. Could you let us know if you would like to attend at next meeting

Beechwood are hosting an event at Christchurch Holy Trinity Hall on 27th April. Bingo with a Twist and fish and chips . Cost £5-6 as part of the grouping joint WI Social Events. 10 people signed up on the night Jane will inform Beechwood of the numbers to attend and when they want the moneys to be collected 

Looking into a Mystery Trip in May will keep the membership informed

Treasurers Report

Many thanks to Trissy for her immaculate record keeping . The auditor praised her for the thoroughness of the accounts and promptness of their arrival . Vicky thanked her on all our behalves for her diligence and efficiency .Thank you Trissy.

Clubs and Societies

Craft meeting to be held at Carol Jones’ house 73 Candwr Park on 16th March at 7.30 pm

Book Club 1. Sue Lewis House 4 pm 22nd March
Book Club 2 Wednesday at Enid Munsen’s house 4th March
Book Club 3 Reading between the Wines March 12th at Ponthir House


Helena brought to our attention the policy of Welsh Water with regard to water stopages and people who have to have to have a constant supply of water for medical reasons She passed on booklets and phone number should any members require this service . Vicky now has all details . Thanks to Helena for providing this information