North-east rural meetings

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At Cultercullen SWRI’s April business meeting, Barbara Reid introduced Susie McHardy who gave an interesting demonstration on fruit and vegetable carving.

Susie showed how to cut a wide variety of fruit and vegetable into flowers and foliage and then made them into an arrangement in a pineapple.

She t hen judged the competitions: Crocheted coaster – 1. Moreen Alexander;Cold Sweet – 1. Carol Ritchie 2. Carol Hay 3. Moreen Alexander;Flower of the month – 1. Carol Hay 2. Moreen Alexander 3. Sheila Johnston

The committee is: President Mrs Barbara Reid, Secretary Mrs Muriel Milne, TreasurerMrs Sheila Johnston, Magazine Secretary, Mrs Elizabeth Webster, Press Secretary Mrs Carol Hay, Tea ConvenerMrs Moreen Alexander, Raffles Mrs Carol Ritchie.

Competition winners: 1. Moreen Alexander 2. Carol Ritchie 3. Carol Hay; Flower of the Month 1. Moreen Alexander 2. Carol Ritchie 3. Carol Hay.

Esslemont SWRI president Mrs Helen Smillie welcomed all members and Auchedly and Ythanbank Rural who were giving the entertainment and conducting the business meeting and vote counting for the new committee.

The committee is: president Mrs Helen Smillie; vice president Annie Paterson; treasurer Anne Davidson; secretary Sue Armstrong Mills; magazine secretary Linda Milne; teas Margaret Grieve; press secretary Margaret Grant-Beer.

Points for the previous year’s competitions: Most Entries Trophy Helen Smillie; Most points Trophy Annie Paterson; 2nd Linda Milne; 3rd Jean Winterbottom. Other winners- Eileen Sutherland, Margaret Grieve, Bunty Mutch, Lynne Copping and Margaret Grant-Beer.

Competition winners: Lemon Curd - 1st Annie Paterson; 2nd Jean Winterbottom; 3rd Margaret Grieve; Flower of the Month

1st Jean Winterbottom; 2nd Helen Smillie; 3rd Annie Paterson; 3 Pieces of No Bake Tray Bake 1st Margaret Grieve; 2nd Linda Milne; 3rd Helen Smillie.