Round the North-east rurals

At Kintore SWRI’s February meeting President Frances Simond welcomed members and guests and introduced the speaker John Carle, a Scottish SPCA inspector, who gave a talk and showed slides on the valuable work done to help abandoned, sick and injured animals, both domestic and wild.

Competition results: Flower of the Month:1: Wilma Smith; 2: Betty Heron; 3: Lorraine Reid. Non Alcoholic Fruit Drink: 1: Bella Morrison; 2: Liz Leil; 3: Evelyn Murray. First Aid Kit: 1: Ann Marston; 2: Lorraine Reid; 3: Liz Leil

After tea, raffles and the vote of thanks the meeting closed.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3, when it will be the Mini Bulb Show.

President, Mrs Robertson, opened Newburgh SWRI’s February meeting and The Rural Song was beautifully sung - unaccompanied - and business conducted. This took some time due to a letter concerning changes from Head Office.

Mrs Robertson then welcomed the speaker for the evening, Mrs Paula Hawthorn. Mrs Hawthorn passionately supports and raises money for the New Life Home Trust, a Christian charity which rescues abandoned babies, many of whom are suffering from HIV, in Kenya. Mrs Hawthorn has advised since the meeting that she raised £120 on the night.

Competition results: Sewn Bookmark 1 Mrs M Chandler; 2 Mrs M Thomas; 3 Mrs M Singer. A Jar of Beetroot Chutney - 1 Mrs M Chandler; 2 Mrs K Duncan.

The next meeting will be held on March 3 at 7.30pm in the Public Hall, Newburgh,