Mrs Barclay welcomed all to our first meeting of 2014-15.
She gave a special welcome to a new member and we started with the Rural song.
Mrs Barclay then introduced Jill Randall. Jill gave a very informative and interesting talk and slide show on climbing Kilimanjaro. She also supported the charity Riding Disabled.
Mrs Robertson gave a vote of thanks. Tea followed, and then business.
Competition: 4 small squares of tablet - 1. Mrs Silver, 2. Mrs Fraser, 3. Mrs Marr. Raffle drawn.
We finished with the National Anthem.
Eighteen members and friends visited Culter Heritage Centre on the evening of Wednesday, September 10. After a warm welcome from members of the centre, we were able to walk round at our leisure. There were many interesting displays including the original features of the church, Culter Paper Mill, Kennerty Farm, Culter School, war memorabilia and a giant-sized statue of Rob Roy. We then enjoyed a lovely cup of tea or coffee and delicious homebaking. Everyone had a great evening.
Mary Allan President, welcomed members to the first meeting of Laurencekirk WRI for the new Session.
After business, she introduced the speakers for the evening, Linda McDonald and Sandra Grant with her dog Kiara who gave a most interesting talk on the work of Therapets.
Therapets is a charity which organises visits to Hospitals and Care Homes by Volunteers and their pets, can be dogs or cats, to give some fun and pleasure to patients or residents. One patient in hospital, after a visit, said “It had made his day” to see a volunteer and her dog because he was from the Islands and didn’t get visitors, another lady said the dog which visited her reminded her of her own dog. Both Linda and Sandra said that the visits were rewarding.
Competition winners, photo of a pet - 1st. Cathy Hayes, 2nd Christine Ross; rhubarb crumble - 1st. Sheila Wilson, 2nd. Maureen Wadeson. Flower of the month - Margaret Davidson.
Ann Black was tea convener and Sheila Wilson proposed thanks.
President Mary Tenant welcomed Hazel Robson and Lorna Bey from the Federation and members old and new to the first meeting of the session. After the reading of the minutes and attending to business the speaker for the evening was introduced.
Mr David Macdonald gave a talk titled ‘Dander doon the Dee’ which was illustrated by a slide show and was most interesting and enlightening. David judged the competition, ‘A Scenic photo of Scotland’: 1. Mary Mutch, 2. Lilian mair, 3. Pat Cooper.
Flower of the month winner was Jane Lawrie.
October meeting, ‘Fun Friendship and Flowers’. A warm welcome will be extended to all.
Dellavaird SWRI are holding an open quiz night next Friday, October 3, at 7.30pm in Drumlithie Village Hall. Organise a team of four friends and join them for a fun evening. Prizes awarded to the winners and a raffle will also be held. Entry £2.50 each, includes a lovely tea.