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The Annual General Meeting of Greetham WI was held after the usual monthly meeting on Monday November 10th in the Community Centre. Twenty three mem- bers and one guest were present and five members sent their apologies. Before the AGM, members were told about plans for the Christmas Dinner, Carol Concert and the popular Soup and Sweets lunch, to be held on February 18th. Carol Fairbairn gave a report on the recent Horseshoe Group meeting in Whissendine and Lorraine Pearce told us about her recent visit to Denman College as the recipient of our An- nual Bursary. She was sporting evidence of her newly learned flower making skills, in the form of a large poppy. President, Helen McGarrigle, spoke about the Rutland Water Centenary Walk and the recent cinema trip to see Effie Gray at Melton cine- ma. As Helen has recently celebrated a “special” posy she was presented with a card and a posy. This part of the meeting concluded with refreshments by Carol Fairbairn, Peggie Butcher, Lorraine Pearce and Pat Evans.

The Business part of the evening then followed. Most of the committee are willing to stand again. One vacancy remained, so Lorraine Pearce volunteered. The new committee therefore will be;
Helen McGarrigle President

Estelle Allen Treasurer
Carol Fairbairn, Gill Hodson, Lorraine Pearce Judith Roberts and Peggie Butcher. Reports were given by the President, Secretary and Treasurer and Carol Fairbairn outlined the planned programme for next year.
Under Any Other Business, discussion took place about the Denman Bursary, The WI County Quiz, Horseshoe Group funds and Federation Activities..
Hazel Hinch thanked the committee for the efforts in making a 2014 successful year. The meeting concluded at 10 pm.
The next meeting will be our Christmas Meal, with entertainment by the Greetham Hand Bell Ringers.