At the September meeting of the WI members and visitors were warmly welcomed, then were asked to keep a short silence in memory of founder member and former president Jean Fuller, and former member Betty Southgate who both had sadly died since the last meeting.
They then enjoyed an interesting and very entertaining talk by Susan Scrivens about her introduction to and adventures in beekeeping, accompanied by an excellent slide show.
After a break for refreshments, members were told of our successes in the Minster Show with first prizes for both the co-operative entry and in the walking fancy dress where six members dressed as Suffragettes paraded with placards bearing past national resolutions. Their Teddy and Soft Toy tombola stall provided by individual members, raised a generous donation for the Dementia Support fund at QEQM hospital.
Later business included reports on an enjoyable Bat and Trap evening followed by fish and chips, and an excellent coach outing to tour the Houses of Parliament. Future plans include a Thanet group meeting in October, Minster WI Annual Meeting and a Dabble Day in November, the Christmas Party in December and an Open Tea Party to celebrate the Centenary of the WI in East Kent in 2019.