2009

December 2009 –

DECEMBER MEETING REPORT

We met for our December meeting only to find that for the fourth time this year the speaker could not come. Fortunately two of our members stepped into the breach – Mrs Maddy Rhodes and Miss Elizabeth Sugarman. Read More...

November 2009 – AGM

NOVEMBER MEETING REPORT

In November we hold our Annual General Meeting when we look back on the past year and confirm people in the offices for the next twelve months. As far as President, Secretary and Treasurer are concerned there will be no change: Mrs Iris Hitchen will be President, I will continue as Secretary and Mrs Judy Walker will be Treasurer.
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October 2009 – 88th Birthday

OCTOBER MEETING REPORT

Members were joined at this meeting by WI members from Felixtowe morning, Brackenbury, Bucklesham and Nacton as our branch was celebrating its 88
th Birthday.
Representatives from other local clubs and organisations had also been invited, and all 42 ladies present watched Pam Dickerson cut the birthday cake, and wish the branch well for the future.
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September 2009

Towards the end of July, we were invited to a strawberry tea in the garden of our president, Mrs Iris Hitchen.
On the 13th of August Maddy Rhodes organized a coach to take us to Bury St Edmunds.
At the September meeting, our speaker Jeff Moore came to talk to us about the Felixstowe Seafarers’ Centre. Read More...

July 2009 – All Change

At our July meeting the watchword was ‘All Change’. Mrs May Copping, our vice-president,chaired the meeting. Also the speaker, Mrs Buckles, who had been booked to demonstrate flower arranging, was unwell so could not come. Instead Mrs Judy Walker volunteered to give us a hands-on session making greetings cards. Read More...

June 2009 – Four weddings and a funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral was the subject Mrs Jane Parker came to speak to us about at our June meeting. Mrs Parker is a registrar and works for the Suffolk Registration service which concerns itself with the births, marriages and deaths in the area. Read More...

May 2009 – Resolutions

On May 14th Kirton and Falkenham W.I. gathered at the Village Hall about an hour and a half earlier than usual in order to partake of a fish and chip lunch before our resolutions meeting.
The wording of this resolution ran as follows:-
‘SOS for Honey Bees – Honey Bees play a vital role in the pollination of food crops and in our environment. In view of concerns about the accelerating decline in the UK honey bee population, this meeting urges HM Government to increase funding for research into bee health.’ Read More...

April 2009 – World of Shells

Mrs Howlett was the speaker at our April meeting. She came to talk to us about the World of Shells and brought a fine selection from her extensive collection to show us. Read More...

March 2009 – Jane Leffler

Mrs Jane Leffler, wife of the well-loved Trimley rector (now retired), gallantly filled the breach caused by a last minute speaker cancellation. We were by no means the losers by the exchange as she gave us a fascinating account of her very full and interesting life.

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February 2009 – Antarctic odyssey

Do you know where the port of Ushuaia is? Read More...

January 2009 – Narrow Gauge Steam Railways in East Germany

In January we welcomed Mr Woods as our speaker who showed us slides of Narrow Gauge Steam Railways in East Germany. Read More...