Pakenham WI News - July 2021

Pakenham WI

TOGETHERNESS AT LAST

JULY 8TH 2021 – AGM/GARDEN PARTY SUPPER
Thirty members of Pakenham WI came together for the first time in a year, to vote in a new committee and president, to have a 100th birthday celebration and enjoy a buffet supper. It was so wonderful to meet face to face, but oh so difficult to resist the urge to hug one another. But we did and adhered to all the covid safety guidelines.
We started with the business side of the evening, and I presided over a very shortened version of our normal AGM. Members voted in the committee plus 2 very welcome new members Julie Sargent and Lesley Fisher. We said goodbye to Rosemary who has served us admirably for 20 years, many thanks dear lady. I was honoured to be voted in as president for the 18th or was it 19th time with a show of hands. I was thrilled and delighted to tell the guests that we now have 11 new members waiting to join in August, amazing.!!!
We all enjoyed a delicious supper and fine wine, followed by a beautiful cake made by our very own Barbara Ciaravella, followed by ice lollies. !!!!
An excellent time was had by all. A massive thank you to everyone, and an extra special thank you to Lisa for her kind hospitality, Barbara for the wonderful cake, Waitrose, Karen and Lisa for the food, the gods on high for a fine evening, but most of all for my great members who made the entire evening so special.

Centenary Cake 20210708 - WI AGM/Garden Party Supper

AUGUST 12TH 2021 – AMANDA SUTHERLAND – FLORAL BRIME AND VINTAGE TRIMS
We are back in the village hall to welcome our favourite fashion designer Amanda, returning for the third time with her fabulous designer clothes. Educated at the London School of Fashion her career has involved TV and Film wardrobes and the most costume designing.

DECEMBER 9TH 2021 – ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
This years after dinner entertainment is now confirmed as The Caverners, the most delightful group (Harry and Alan) and their fabulous 60’s and 70’s music. We all fell madly in love with them on their last visit so it will be extra special to welcome them back.

2022 SPEAKER NEWS
We hope to welcome Frankie Dettori as our guest speaker next year, the date to be confirmed. Very exciting and wonderful news.

My thanks and love to my wonderful members and friends.

Mary S Kirby