We welcomed 8 ladies as new members of The Lillies WI at our AGM last Thursday, all of whom took advantage of our 15 months for the price of 12 membership offer. The founder of The Lillies WI, Abi Tugwood, also rejoined us after a busy year doing other things – welcome back Abi!
We were also pleased to welcome Warwickshire Federation WI Advisor Ros Belcher to our meeting, to assist us with our AGM business. Ros gave a brief explanation of the structure of the Women’s Institute, from individual WIs, to the county Federations and the National Federation, for the benefit of our new members and guests. She then expertly guided us through the election of two new committee members and the re-election of Rebecca as our President.
The formal business of the AGM was followed by cheese and wine, and discussion and voting on suggestions for meeting topics for 2013. The proposed topics are wide and varied, ranging from tea cosy making and life drawing, to a murder mystery evening, survival skills training and pole dancing. The votes are being counted and the results will be announced, in the form of the 2013 calendar, after our next committee meeting.