But, as well as the two speakers, there were plenty of awards and prizes to be handed out and our WI got four mentions! Firstly, we were presented with a cup for gaining the biggest percentage of new members last year - and a very big cup it was as well - I wonder who's going to have to clean it!! Next came the award of £30 for coming second in the Quiz last month. The result of the Craft Competition 'Going for Gold' was eagerly awaited as one of our members had entered a wallhanging and there was tremendous disappointment when it wasn't chosen by the judges. However, during the lunchbreak there was an opportunity for everyone to vote for their favourite entry and a big cheer went up from the Harden contingent when our entry won the popular vote! And finally, there was a special draw for the 50/50 Club and another of our members won the top prize of £100. So well done to everyone.
We all came away from the meeting feeling extremely proud of our WI.