Tuesday, 21 May 2013

May meeting and AGM

Millie Moon were at our very first meeting and they came back to join us for our first birthday.

This time we learned how to do English paper piecing which, for me at least, has proven to be addictive!

This meeting we also held our first AGM.

Storm, Emma and Laura gave a review of the year covering the meetings we've held (astronomy, clay modelling, wreath making, midwifery, wine and cheese, self defence and crafty fabric makes to mention a few), the fundraising we've done and how we have worked to support local causes and businesses.

We believe in being an active, community focused and ethical part of Frome and we feel like we have achieved that.

The accounts for 2012 were also available to view.

Gilly kindly gave the officers some lovely flowers - thank you Gilly!

We then voted on the officers and committee for 2013. They are:

President - Storm Fagan
Treasurer - Emma Rodger
Secretary - Laura Francis

Gilly Newell
Rachel Lloyd
Tina Meldon
Ella Richardson
Beverley Russell-Edney

Thanking the outgoing committee members for all their help and support over the last year:

Sophie Shields
Tamsin Westbrook
Lara Hain

We raised the proposed resolution for the NFWI which is to support our high streets. There was no argument opposing this resolution. Therefore Frome WI are supporting this resolution.

Once we had covered the AGM we got on with hand stitching and, as always, being slightly in awe of the Millie Moon ladies' crafty skill.

Thank you to all our members and the ladies who have visited and supported us. If you have any feedback - good or bad - please let us know by emailing WI.frome@gmail.com.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Our 1st birthday!

Frome WI has reached its first birthday! After a wonderful year it is time to hold our first Annual General Meeting. This gives our members the chance to see what we have been up to over the last year and look through the accounts. 

We then vote on the officers and committee members for the next year. The officers hold the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer and the committee is an additional 5 ladies. 

We are always looking for willing volunteers to get involved with the FromeWI. So if you would like to have a say in the topics we cover at our meetings and help keep the WI running then it would be great to see you on the committee. The commitment is fairly minimal - one committee meeting a month (usually with wine!) and a few tasks in between the meetings. We totally bear in mind the fact that most people work, have children and busy lives so the committee work is shared and generally fairly small. 

If you would like to join the committee please come along to our meeting this Thursday, or send us an email at wi.frome@gmail.com

Along with looking at our branch, the AGM is a chance to discuss this year's resolution from the NFWI. 

Millie Moon
Millie Moon, the gorgeous haberdashery and sewing school on Catherine Hill came along to our very first meeting and have been so supportive of the Frome Wi over the last year. To celebrate our first birthday we thought it would be great for Mille Moon to be our guests. This time they are going to show us how to do English paper piecing which is a skill that can be applied to lots of projects. 

Don't be scared if, like a lot of us you've never even heard of English paper piecing - our meetings are always open to ladies of any skill level. 

We really look forward to seeing you all there.

The meeting is £3 to for guests, or you can join for the year for £33. 

As this meeting is a workshop there will be a small charge for materials (if you would like to bring your own please email us and we'll tell you what to bring). 

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last year - taken part as an officer, been on the committee, come to our meetings and been speakers - the Frome WI has been a wonderful thing, I've met lots of interesting and lovely people and learnt a lot. I have also eaten a lot of cake! 

Storm Fagan