North-east SWRI meetings

Esslemont SWRI president Mrs Helen Smillie opened the meeting by welcoming members and a Happy New Year greeting.

Ythan Fiddlers provided the entertainment, which was enjoyed by all. This was followed by tea from the committee, competitions and the business meeting.

Competition winners were:

Haggis supper dish -

1st Jean Winterbottom

2nd Linda Milne

3rd Helen Smillie

4 pieces of shortbread -

1st Annie Paterson

2nd Helen Smillie

3rd Linda Milne

The vote of thanks was given by Mrs Sue Armstrong-Mills. Mrs Smillie wished all members a safe journey home. The next meeting will be on February 6.

Auchedly and Ythanbank SWRI members were welcomed to their January meeting by Lil Emslie who said grace for the Burns Supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. Margot Airth then dealt with business before members had trifle, clootie dumpling and tea or coffee.

Monthly prize-winners:

Individual trifle -

1st Lil Emslie

2nd Margaret McHardy

3rd Mabel Mitchell

Banan loaf -

1st Mabel Mitchell

2nd Lil Emslie

3 Rena Davidson

Margaret McHardy thanked all who helped towards an enjoyable evening.

Alford SWRI president Moyra Mitchell welcomed members to the first meeting of 2014 and introduced local man Mike Webber.

Mike gave a most interesting presentation of his and wife Alison’s work as Street Pastors in Aberdeen.

Competition for a home safety tip -

1st = Elma Munro and Cath Mathers

2nd Edith Grant

3rd Sheena Esson

Lemon Drizzle cake -

1st Betty Grant

2nd Edna Ewen

3rd Sheila Andrew

Tea and sandwiches were provided by Nessie Keir and her helpers and Elma Munro proposed the vote of thanks.