Next Meeting: 2pm on the 9th June at the Kirton Village Hall
Speaker: Colin Hopper who is doing a paper sculpture demonstration.
Competition: Making a decorated headdress incorporating paper.
The newly refurbished Village Hall was our venue this month after a lapse of several months and looked very spick and span! May is always our Resolutions Meeting and takes the form of a discussion or debate about a topic which the WI feels should be brought to the attention of Parliament. In the past the WI has managed to influence the Government on a variety of issues and this year they are focusing on women and girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder which is quite often misdiagnosed and under-supported. We learnt, through our members’ personal experiences, that this is not an uncommon event as boys react very differently to girls with the same condition and tend to be diagnosed much quicker. It was felt that more training within the National Health Service and our schools would be beneficial to spot the early signs and much more research needs to be done into the cause and effect of what is a very debilitating condition, especially if misdiagnosed and left untreated. Our members voted to support the Resolution and our vote will be passed on to the WI National AGM by our Guest, Marian Rose from Levington WI who is our delegate at the Meeting. Our very lively discussion was to be followed by tea, cakes and a Beetle Drive but we preferred to have a very chatty afternoon instead!