I would like to thank all of you who attended the Annual Meeting last Wednesday.
We welcomed all of our potential new members and guests including Gill Noakes (County WI Chair) Lee Ede from Westham evening WI and Clare Biddiscombe-Woolgar from Polegate Sundowners who are both trainee WI Advisors.
Two members from Ringmer WI Susan James and Carol McDougal also joined us.
The evening started with a wonderful display of the “Pimp your Bra” Challenge.
Wow you all have great imaginations and a great sense of fun. I know every one including our guests loved seeing all your creations.
Our speakers from Coppa Feel were in awe. Never had a group issued such a challenge quite like this at one of their talks –they loved it. Sarah and Hannah spoke eloquently of their own experiences. They reminded us all to check our own boobs once a month, it takes less than 5 minutes. If you find something abnormal go to your GP and tell them. The earlier it’s found the better it is for you.
1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime and it’s not only women – 400 men are diagnosed every year.
For more information go to www.coppafeel.org you can even sign up for a monthly “check you boob “ reminder text.
AND THE WINNER WAS
If you were unable to attend the annual meeting - you can see all of the photos on the Uckfield Divas WI Face book Page and Gallery page on the website.
Congratulations to Jan Crowhurst whose wonderful bra was chosen by Gill Nokes as our Winner.
The Annual Meeting went well with the occasional help from Gill with the reminders that members had to have a show of hands! I will add them to my notes for the 2017 A.M agenda and try to remember them!
It was agreed by all to add a further two committee members as signatures to our bank account. (Two signatures are required for every Cheque.)
On your behalf I thanked the Cinque Ports for all their support for our monthly meetings. We are grateful to their committee and members of staff.
The founding 2016 committee was thanked and the 2016- 2017 committee was welcomed.
There then followed an official vote for your President and I would like to thank all of you – a unanimous vote for me to continue as your President. I must be doing something right. Thank you.
Davina Lloyd - President
Carol Battell - Vice President
Janice Moorey - Vice President
Samantha Thurley - Secretary (and Social Media )
Julie Kirrage - Treasurer
Helen Cheney - Assistant Treasurer
Ginny Taylor - Speaker Coordinator
Clair May - Events Coordinator
Cathie Corbin - Events Coordinator
We Need Your Help.
We will need your help on the stall during the Uckfield late night shopping evening. December 2nd - Lets show Uckfield what a FAB or should that be ABFAB group of ladies we are.
Thank you to all of you who donated the wool, Fruit, sugar, jam jars -tiny and normal size. More of both sizes of jars are needed please. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have jars to donate we will tell you where to drop them off.
I don’t think I have ever seen so many inners of toilet rolls. Hopefully we have enough of them to make our “ hats”
Our November meeting will be two make over demonstrations by Sussex Academy of Makeup and the making of the Christmas tree decorations for our tree at the “Festival of Christmas trees in Holy Cross Church - Panic not - no skills required you will be shown how and what to do.
Once again thank you for your vote of confidence in me as your President and your committee.
I look forward to seeing you all on 16th November meeting.
Yours in Friendship