A year at St Cyrus WRI

St Cyrus WRI held their final meeting of the session on May 6 with the AGM, followed by guest speakers.

President Kathleen Masson welcomed everyone and gave a short report from the year. She specifically thanked secretary Moyra Brown for organising the variety of speakers and Elizabeth Thomson for keeping the accounts up to date.

Kath Scott, vice-president, thanked Margaret Pirie for being tea convenor and organising all the lovely home baked goodies each month.

A new committee was voted on with the four office bearers as follows: president, Wilma Armitage; vice -president, Elizabeth Alexander; secretary, Moyra Brown; treasurer Kath Scott.

Brigitte Matthews from Kincardine and Deeside Befrienders spoke about what this group achieve.

They befriend older people in their own homes who may be socially isolated for many reasons, give carers a respite break and are now trying to offer a service in the local community hospital to enable older people being discharged to be introduced to a new friend before going home and have follow up visits once there.

They do not receive much funding so have a committee who run various fund-raising events.

Competitions: ideas for syllabus - 1. M. Neill; 2, K. Masson; 3, W. Sparrow. Treacle toffee - 1, M. Neill. Foliage plant - 1, H. Keith; 2, K. Masson; 3,M. Brown.

The Jubilee cup winner, for most overall competitions won, was Helen Keith and the Quaich for flowers, bulbs and foliage was won by Kathleen Masson.

There will be an outing on May 20 to Balmakewan Farm shop which will finish off this session. Meetings will resume on September 2 at 7.30pm in the village hall.