Around the N-east rurals

At Kintore’s SWRI meeting this month, President Frances Simond welcomed members and introduced guest speaker, Miss Amanda Conn, a primary school teacher who gave a very interesting talk on her time at a school in Uganda.

Amanda also judged the competitions with the following results.

Flower of the month - 1. Elma Napier 2. Sheila Gray 3. Evelyn Murray.

Pencil case - 1. Liz Leil 2. Ann Marston 3. Betty Heron.

Savoury tart - 1. Phyliss Morrison.

After tea, raffle and the vote of thanks by May Forman, the meeting closed.

The last meeting before the summer break is on June 3 and there will be a demonstration by Elaine Lindsay on Corn Dollies.

President Barbara Reid opened Cultercullen SWRI’s May meeting by introducing Tracy Johnstone, Jayne Warden and Derek Hart from Charlie House.

Charlie House is a new, locally-based children’s charity, which engages in activities and projects to support children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions.

The charity will launch an appeal in the autumn to build a much-needed respite and care facility for these children and their families.

Tracy Johnstone explained about the need for this facility and the work that has been done so far regarding fund-raising, although there is still more fund-raising needed before it can be built.

Barbara Reid gave the vote of thanks.

The competitions were judged as follows: Flower of the month - 1 Sheila Johnston; 2 Moreen Alexander 3 Elizabeth Webster.

Knitted Toy - 1 Carol Ritchie; 2 Moreen Alexander; 3 Eunice Middler. Lemon Drizzle Loaf - 1 (equal) Carol Hay and Carol Ritchie; 2 Sheila Johnston; 3 Moreen Alexander