Pakenham WI News - November 2011

Pakenham WI

October 18th 2011 - Thedwastra Group Meeting.
When the seven local W.I.s all get together to hear what each other has got up to in the past year. A speaker on wedding dresses, a quiz and tea - rounded off by Pakenham's slide show of our year, made for a splendid evening.

November 1st 2011 - Annual Committee Dinner.
Another memorable meal at Theobald's in Ixworth. Wonderfully different dishes combined with excellent service. If you want a meal to remember this is the place to go!

November 10th 2011 - Our AGM.
Jerusalem got the evening started and then, after our usual monthly notices, we went on to the AGM. Reports were read and approved. Two new faces were welcomed on to the committee and thanks given to those stepping down. A warm welcome to W.I. to two new members: Lynda Painter and Barbara Ciaravella. After five very successful years as President our Mary Kirby has also stepped aside to give someone else a go in the 'hot seat'. I had the honour of being elected for the next year and will do my utmost to continue with her same enthusiasm and, with the help of all our members, we'll keep that special buzz going that makes our Pakenham W.I. so great. Mary was given a very warm 'Thank You' from all the members.

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Coming Up:-

November 19th 2011 - Norwich
Look out Norwich here we come! To shop 'til we drop. Maybe Thetford Garden Centre on the way home too for a cuppa and to buy few more prezzies.

December 7th 2011 - Coffee morning Pakenham Village Hall 10.00 till 12.00.
Please make time and come and have a super cake/bun and coffee/tea in aid of Help 4 Heroes. Cakes to take away and a raffle too. Maybe buy a special gift for someone from the jewellery on display.

December 8th 2011 - Annual Dinner

Pakenham Crackers, wine and Secret Santa presents under a Christmas tree. Live music, a sing-a-long and a guaranteed perfect meal from Andrea Davey and her team. Bring it on!

January 12th 2012 - A new year begins with an introduction to Innipooh baskets.
First spotted when on holiday in India and now firm favourites all over the world. Also dear members a reminder that subs are due this month please £31.50. Ladies, if you are not already a member why not come along to a few of our meetings and see what it's all about? There is absolutely no charge and you will be made most welcome. Village hall notice board will show what's on.

Very Happy Christmas and New Year to and from all our members.

Marion Sargent
Pakenham W.I.