Old Buckenham WI's speaker for their February meeting was Ann Newmeir. The title of her talk was "My Suitcase, My Patience and Him". She gave an animated account of her many holidays and, in more recent years, of cruises with her husband. She regaled her audience with many amusing incidents, including the time her husband climbed Mount Vesuvius only to discover on his return to their hotel that there was no film in the camera. She showed members a collection of colourful embroidered table cloths bought from around the world.
At the end of the meeting it was time to bid farewell to Pat Shearing who has moved away from our village. Susan Hunter (President) presented her with a gift for her new garden and said how much she would be missed by Old Buckenham WI. Pat had been secretary since 2007, she had organised many craft days and had been a driving force in the Cator Cup entries. Pat will now become a WI member in her "new" village and so there will be opportunities to meet up with her at county events.
The next monthly meetings will be on Thursday 24 March when the speaker will be Mary Graydon on prison monitoring and on Thursday 28 April when there will be a talk on the history of toys.