Round the N-east rurals

President Mrs Isobel Elrick welcomed members and guests to the October meeting of Tipperty SWRI. After the business was taken care of, Isobel handed over to Mrs Elsie Cruickshank and her sister, Tipperty rural member Mrs Joyce Catto who had a busy evening planned.

They are both talented crafters who had put a lot of work into getting cards and paper craft projects ready for members to complete. The finished items were very professional and everyone was pleased with the things they took home.

After tea and home bakes were served, Elsie and Joyce judged the competitions, winners as follows:

Most words from Peterhead Prison - 1st Isobel Elrick; 2nd Lorna Strachan; 3rd Lorraine Hay. Peppermint creams - 1st Irene Bartlet; 2nd Fiona McCalman; 3rd Lorna Strachan.

Mrs Fiona McCalman thanked Elsie and Joyce for all the preparation work they carried out to ensure the evening went smoothly and also for their patience with members who didn’t always follow instructions. Fiona also thanked the tea hostesses and all who brought a raffle.

Isobel wished all a safe journey home and reminded everyone about Tipperty SWRI Bingo Night on October 29 in the Legion Hall. Entry is £2.50 which includes tea and home bakes, raffles will also be available on the night. The bingo starts at 7pm prompt.

Sue Hall welcomed members and friends to the October meeting of Auchedly-Ythanbamk SWRI. She introduced Diane Norrie, of Jewel Identity, who demonstrated jewellery making and brought along a varied display for different occasions.

A lot of business for forthcoming meetings and events was discussed.

Monthly prizewinners: Favourite bracelet - 1 Ann Farquhar; 2 Margot Airth; 3 Ellenor Gray. Bulb show craft item - 1 Mabel Mitchell; 2 Doreem Gray. Flower from the garden - 1 Ann Farquhar; 2 Sue Hall; 3 Dot Duncan.

Margot Airth provided a lovely tea and Rena Davidson proposed the vote of thanks.