Craster WI’s year
can be summarised in one word – lucky.
Not only have we
had a very a wide range of high quality speakers and activities on
2012 but the committee have had none of the last minute reorganisations
carry out that seem to have been a feature of past years.
Our speakers seem to have gone out of
way to oblige. One speaker managed to
battle her all the way through torrential floods and still arrive on
hastily arranged a last minute
replacement due to the imminent birth of her second child.
We were lucky in
the diversity of the topics ranging from proggy mat making, “How I
book” by Hazel Stephenson to the work of the “Send a Cow to Africa”
charity. We were lucky that Fiona
Craster allowed us to hold our June the wine tasting at Craster Towers.
really added to the ambience of the evening.
We were lucky that
the secretary was able to talk about her visits to her Chinese
and give a real insight into what life
was like in China today. We
were lucky that it was our turn to send a
representative to the Royal Albert Hall so that our president could
moment of glory.
We were lucky on
three occasions with the weather. The
entertainment for the Christmas Social arrived safely, our annual
Floors Castle was able to take place in bright sunshine and it also
the day of our annual fundraiser enabling us to raise £700.
are lucky to
have someone who has come up trumps again and is co-ordinating a
to see Dirty Dancing.
We are lucky
enough to have been able to take advantage of trips to other WIs.
Our good luck has
even extended to our walking group which goes from strength to strength
amazing as it may seem we have never yet had to cancel a walk due to
weather. As a group and as
we have covered nearly a thousand miles during the time span of the Big
Little Splash event. A
We have not
sight of the bigger picture either. We
have raised money for local cancer charities and have lobbied our local
the Managing Directors of Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s campaigning for a
for our dairy farmers.