The first part of the meeting concerns W.I. business. The minutes of the previous meeting are reviewed and signed off. The President goes through the group business of the night which could include forthcoming events, general housekeeping matters and even whose turn it is to make the tea or do the washing up….!
Following on, the Secretary reads out any correspondence received and makes the members aware of forthcoming Essex Federation news and any other local events or activities of note. Other members of the committee will then update the members on any other news or developments relating to the group.
The second part involves the entertainment for the evening and the speaker or demonstrator takes over. This usually lasts around 30 minutes depending on the subject and what’s involved, especially if it’s a demonstration.
Finally it’s time for tea, cake, the raffle and a good catch up with friends! The meeting ends with the monthly flower competition with donations going to ‘Pennies for Friendship’.