WI

LYMPSTONE WI Meeting 2nd May 2018 Visitors were welcomed, a programme for the coming year and a members list circulated. Our local crime fiction writer from Exmouth, Graham Hurley, gave us a brief biography of his life and career;  after 20 years in TV and some writing experience, Graham turned his attention to crime stories set in Portsmouth and the Exmouth area (‘The Order of Things’ is based in Lympstone).  The writing continues making good use of modern technology, a great tool for investigation and marketing. Diana De La Rue gave an account of the Spring Council Meeting held at the Riviera Centre, Torquay. Members had attended an Estuary Group Meeting, Gardening Day and an ACWW Charity Walk from Exeter to Double Locks.

Committee Matters The resolution chosen nationally to go forward to the National Federation Annual Meeting in June is: Mental Health matters as much as physical health. 

The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health, and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.

Future Events 10th July Summer Supper in the Sailing Club 4th August The Furry Dance, we will provide tea coffee and cakes. Details to follow.

Anyone who may be interested in Lympstone WI will always be welcomed. For more information find us on the village website or come along to one of our meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at the Methodist Hall.

Next Meeting 6th June My VSO Challenge by Lucia Ellis a Lympstone student.  Terri Scott