WI member Hasina Zahman, CEO of Compassionate Funerals gave a talk about ‘End of Life ‘ decisions. She spoke in depth about types of funerals she has led, what choices people can make so that the decision making is easier for the family and loved ones. It was an emotive talk, where some members shared their own experiences with the group.
As it was International Women’s Day, we celebrated in style, by organising a trip to the cinema.
We watched a fascinating film called ‘The Eagle Huntress ‘ about a young girl from Mongolia, who breaks with an age old male dominated tradition to become the first female Eagle Huntress .
Beautifully shot in the mountains and surrounding area, the film showed how determined she was to succeed to become the best, and overcome male prejudice from some of the elders.
Amongst the audience were members from local WIs , East Edge Sisters, Stone Rangers, and Wanstead WIs.
April Meeting–Annual Meeting
The April meeting ( AM) saw us vote for a new President and committee.
After three years of being president, Adzovi stood down, and handed over the baton to Karen Kershaw. Congratulations Karen
The Secretary’s report, outlined all the activities and meetings over the last twelve months, and how we have been involved within the Forest Gate community.
The Treasurer’s report, outlined income and expenditure over the last twelve months, plus how monies raised from monthly cake stalls have been donated to various local charities, including RAMP ( Regeneration and Migrant Project ) who amongst other projects support migrant women who live in Newham, The Food Bank, LOLAS Homeless .
Chocolate tasting (whilst votes were being counted, ) saw members tasting a number of different chocolate bars, guessing which bars were Fair Trade, and what was their favourite chocolate. It seems Green and Black organic chocolate won the day.