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W.I. Report for October 2020



 Moreton Outwoods and Bromstead WI has held two social meetings recently. At an informal meeting on Wednesday 26th August at Bank Farm, Outwoods, by courtesy of Mr and Mrs P Day, the Committee proposed that MOBWI was suspended until April 2021. This would prevent the closure of the Institute altogether due to the Coronavirus. There is the likelihood of an increase in the infection during the Autumn/Winter months and, with some members vulnerable and one extremely clinically vulnerable; there were concerns about keeping members safe. MOBWI had been assured that precautions were already in place at the Hall but WI would be required to undertake some cleaning and other duties before and after meetings. In addition, speakers might not want to come and refreshments would not be served. However, it was agreed by members that MOBWI would continue, although the speakers booked for 2020/21 up until the AGM have been cancelled. The next meeting was on Tuesday 8th September 2020 at Moreton Millennium Community Centre at 7pm. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Chris Haycox who supplied quizzes on 1960s pop songs, trivia and history. Members brought their own refreshments. No-one was taking part in the on-line SFWI Craft Jamboree.

Margaret Tanner who was President of MOBWI for several years has recently passed away. Margaret had been a member of WI most of her adult life and was also involved with SFWI. Margaret had been ill with dementia for some time.

Anne Griffiths showed members photographs of her shaving her daughter, Louisa’s, head in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Louisa has raised over £600. Pat Lawley and Ruth Lory are holding a cake sale on the village green in Moreton on Friday 25th September, between 2 and 4pm, also in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th October 2020 between 2.30 and 4 pm. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th October 2020 between 2.30 and 4 pm.