The WI produce show is to be held on Saturday 9th September and schedules were distributed. The show has been streamlined in many ways to hopefully improve the efficiency and enjoyment, as well as make it a more profitable event. Cream teas will be served for visitors between 2pm and 4pm. As our WI holds a number of cups from last year’s event entries are encouraged with a hope of retaining one or two of them.
The wristbands for the group booking for Lincolnshire Show were distributed and success was wished for our group entry.
The date of Potterfest has been moved to the 23rd September and again entries to the show will be encouraged once the schedule is announced. We have decided not to hold a stall there this year.
All members were reminded about the upcoming Open Gardens event in Nocton on the weekend of the 24th and 25th June and the two Lunch club dates – 13th June at Bluebells café and 18th July at the Teahouse in the Woods. Sara Bright's Garden visit is still planned for 20th June.
The raffle – a photo frame and Artificial Sweet pea flower arrangement – was won by Maria and the competition – “Your Favourite Photo – was won by Jane with Janet second and Barbara third.
The talk for the evening was from Geoff Trinder, Vice president of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, entitled “Nature Photography – My Way”. Geoff has taken professional photographs for 40 years and during that time has travelled extensively around the world. He was able to pass on tips regarding cameras and lenses to use and clearly feels very strongly about preserving our wildlife to enable future generations to be able to enjoy and marvel at it, as we can now. We enjoyed a wide range of breath-taking photographs from around the world of animals, birds, landscapes and people accompanied by his informative and often amusing narrative.