The March meeting was a very special one this year where we turned five years old! We celebrated with a mad hatter’s tea party.
We began the night with a round up from President Lisa and then moved onto a wonderful video presentation put together by hard-working Sarah, a Committee member. It traces the history of Gothic Valley and our favourite moments. A big thank you to Olivia and Sarah who put it together, donating time, excellent skills and equipment.
Link: https://vimeo.com/211439690 Password (case sensitive): GVWI
After the presentation we launched the Gillian Nelson Denman Bursary. In memory of a much loved member, we are delighted to offer the opportunity for any GVWI member to attend a course of their choice at Denman, the WI Education College in Oxfordshire. Application forms can be picked up at any meeting. Preference will be given to members that want to expand their knowledge to set up their own business or to serve the community. The winner will be announced at our September Meeting. We had the honour of having James, Gillian’s husband, attended the meeting and he has been generous in offering to match what we raise for the bursary.
We then moved on to making fascinators with the talented Tess from Anna Dominoes Millenary https://www.facebook.com/ADMillinery/. From the noise in the room there was a lot of fun being had. Tess was excellent in demonstrating the tiny hats and the designs were very cool.
We finished the night in true Gothic Valley style with a cake baked by Yvette and wine drunk out of tea cups, plus wonderfully sweet party bags provided by Sophie.
It was a busy but memorable night and we are all looking forward to the next five years with GVWI.