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For their summer outing in August, members came together for a delightful meal at the Kilmarnock Arms at Cruden Bay.

The September meeting was opened by president Phyllis Findlay who welcomed members and read the minutes.

After business was discussed Phyllis handed over to Siobhan Ingram from Huntly who gave a presentation on the work of the charity named Mary’s Meals .

Mary’s Meals began by feeding children in Malawi and works on an idea that provides one meal in a place of learning to attract poor children into a classroom.

They also send filled backpacks to children to help them get the best out of school. After a lovely tea served by Phyllis the competition for the evening was kindly judged by Siobhan:

A hat in any craft – 1 Norma Taylor, 2 Phyllis Findlay, 3 Thelma Hutchison.

Raffles were drawn and Phyllis gave the vote of thanks for an interesting and enjoyable evening and wished everyone a safe journey home.


Mrs M. Birnie presided at the September meeting and welcomed St Combs WRI.

Business over, she handed over to Mrs S. Buchan.

The evening was a real treat with choruses and sketch recitations that members enjoyed.

The competition, a sewn lavendar bag, was won by Mrs M. Smith.

Tea was served by hostesses Mrs B. Gerrard and Mrs M. Smith, and raffles drawn.

Mrs M. Birnie gave the vote of thanks and the next meeting is on October 13 at the Rescue Hall at 7.30pm.


Mrs Reid welcomed members back after the summer break and after business was dealt with, she welcomed Laura Greig from Maud, who gave a humorous talk on what Scotland had gave the world, having everyone in stitches.

Laura judged the competitions:

Lemon Curd - 1 I. Reid, 2 R. Rennie, 3 E. Slessor.

Favourite Brooch - 1 A. Reid, 2 I. Reid, 3 E Slessor.