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                                                                                                    WI Charlton Down       

April Meeting

 This month Charlton Down WI held its AGM.  The Secretary’s Annual Report and the Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2018/19 were approved unanimously.

Sue Legg, our President, gave her Annual Address, thanking members of the committee for their efforts and support over the past year.  Sue also thanked all the members who have helped at meetings and assisted with arranging events, making this another successful and enjoyable year.  Sue has decided to step down after 2 years as President and 3 years as Treasurer and, on behalf of our members, we offer our thanks for her hard work, dedication and support.

The following new Committee was duly elected and approved:

President: Brenda Down

  • Vice President: Pat Bywaters
  • Secretary: Lesley Elins
  • Treasurer: Julie Blackwell
  • Events: Sue Mills
  • Committee member: Gillian Lucas

At our April meeting we also had a speaker.  Jill Jenkinson gave an interesting talk and video/slide presentation about her involvement with the charity ‘Through the Roof’.  She volunteers for one of the programmes they run called ‘Wheels for the World’.  Jill explained how she and her colleagues travel to developing countries to provide disabled people, whom have no mobility aids, with wheelchairs, crutches and zimmer-frames.  She described how life-changing the provision of these mobility aids are to the individual and their families.  The mobility aids are donated by individuals and organisations and refurbished and adapted to be suitable for use in rough terrain – this work is carried out through a work scheme for prisoners.  The charity also gives out knitted hand puppets to disadvantaged children.  Some of our members have knitted hand puppets and donated them today and Jill will take these with her on her next trip which will be to Kenya.

This month we also collected donations (such as toiletries, bedding and food) for the Dorset Womens’ Refuge Centre.

The next monthly meeting is on 2nd May in Watts Room, Herrison Hall at 10 am.  The topic will be the proposed Dorset National Park.  If you are thinking of joining the WI, why not come along and join us for the morning.

Lesley Elins, Secretary









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