Pakenham WI News - May 2017

Pakenham WI

We spent a super evening at Hillcrest being taught to build the most amazing hanging baskets. Kathy demonstrated the correct way to fill a 14 inch basket with a minimum of 9 plants. Standby Pakenham for the most amazing show of hanging baskets this summer, even if some of them have been sneakily bought from Hillcrest ! ! ! After the planting it was time for the chatting, with the statutory tea and cakes in the very welcome warm cafeteria.

After the normal WI business section, Tracy showed 2 videos to highlight this year's resolutions for members to register their votes. We then took a quick tea break before the serious AGM reports and decisions were made. I was honoured to be unanimously voted in as this years president and will be delighted to serve my 11th term of office. My grateful thanks to a fabulous committee for all their help and support over the year. We were sad to loose Jean George and Doreen Head this year, but we are delighted to welcome Karen Norton on board. The much needed tea team were Pat and Val, thanks girls such brilliant service and eats.

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We eagerly await yet another evening excursion, this time a stroll round Lackford Lakes with our friend Will Cranston to hear the nightingales. As always to be followed by much needed refreshments.

JUNE 15TH 2017-A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EADT (East Anglian Daily Times)
June's meeting is delayed by a week to accommodate the village hall for the general election voters. We are still delighted to be joined by Terry Hunt the editor of The EADT who will give us an insight into the daily operations of our local newspaper.


I am so very sad to announce that the lovely Irene Jones ( Mary Scarfe's long term companion and friend) died in South Africa two weeks ago totally alone. Her cremation was on the 9th May, at her request there was no funeral service. A very sad end to beautiful vibrant lady much loved by all who knew her here in Pakenham. God bless my dear friend.

Mary S Kirby