Everyone was welcomed to the first meeting of 2015 by Joint-president Joy Bannister. This was a ‘Bake it, take it and taste it’ evening when members were invited to prepare their favourite recipes and take the results to the meeting for others to taste. A letter from Mr Michael Wragg, Chairman of the Gainsborough House Christmas Day Lunch committee, was read warmly thanking Laughton WI for their annual donation of gifts for guests at the lunch. The Cliffside Group’s Spring Meeting will be held on Monday 13th April at Blyton Village Hall. This will be a Fashion Show by Adore and the competition is for a WI member dressed for ‘A day at the races’.

Members were reminded that 2015 subscriptions should be paid by 31st January. It is hoped that the monthly walks/lunches will resume in March, weather permitting.

Next month’s meeting is Members’ Night when traditionally the Members arrange the evening’s entertainment as a surprise for the Committee members who organise the meetings for the remainder of the year.

Laughton WI welcomes new members - visitors may attend on three occasions before they make a decision whether or not to join.

For more information please ring Secretary Lesley Bird on 01427 611873 or Joint-president Joy Bannister on 01427 628457 (or email her at