The AGM was not all business! We started off the proceedings with a game – What’s in your handbag We each were given a list of items which scored points, and the person with the most points won the prize the listed items included the basics such as lipsticks and train tickets but also had items such as Swiss Army knives!
We had a review of the previous year and a review of the accounts. Helena Harrington from West Yorkshire Federation was in attendance.
We had a very interesting talk entitled ‘100 years of WI’ given by Gill Brown. It was full of interesting facts and photographs telling us the history of the WI. Gill informed us about the most influential women, why the WI started and how it had had a big revival in recent years.
She told us about how the groups differ to suit the community of women that attend and informed us that there are WI groups in some prisons. However the groups differ , the focus of each group is around having fun, meeting people, gaining new skills and new experiences.
The evening ended with new members being voted onto our committee and the usual beverages and cake.