Events and News in 2019

Following an email from the Chair of the Tadcaster Twinning Association, Cindy and Kazia met up with the TTA committee to discuss ideas and share expriences. This led to 5 WTA members attending the TTA dinner in February and then TTA members attended our Wine Talk in March. It is hoped to continue the link with a boules competition in the summer.

Monday, March 25th – our Annual General Meeting and Wine Talk/Tasting

At the AGM, officers were re-elected, Cindy Bentley as Chair, Neil O’Byrne as Treasurer and Unice Brierley as Secretary. Bernard Atha once again accepted our invitation to be our Honorary President. Committee members were re-elected en bloc – Kazia Knight, Mary-Jane Archer, Norma Harrington, Dawn Payne and Town Mayor Galan Moss is an ex-officio committee member.

Following the AGM, John Butterwick gave another of his Wine Talks, this time about wines from the Ardeche area. 3 wines were available for tasting, all of which went down very well with members. We were delighted to welcome members from Tadcaster Twinning Association, including their Mayor Designate. S

Saturday, April 6th – Scouts Quiz Night

Wetherby Scout groups hold a regular Quiz Night in aid of local organisations and we were very fortunate to be able to have one of them. We put together 2 teams of members and friends, had a very pleasant evening and raised a considerable amount for our funds. The event was beautifully organised and we are very grateful to the Scouts.

Friday, May 6th - our own Quiz Night

40 members and friends attended our own Quiz Night which we held a little later than in previous years. 5 teams competed and the Twinning committee team managed to win the booby prize! The pie and peas supper was excellent as always and thanks to Neil for slaving over a hot stove! Barbara came up with some excellent questions, the Lions provided the PA system and it was another highly successful evening.

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OBITUARY

Our Secretary of many years, Unice Brierley, passed away on December 22nd last year at the age of 95. Only a few weeks before her death, she was asking if she should organise a committee meeting on Zoom! Both she and her late husband, Eric, were original members of the Association back in 1992 and remained enthusiastic supporters right to the end. They visited Privas several times and always accommodated French visitors to Wetherby. Unice was a conscientious secretary and was always the first to offer help at events. We shall miss her greatly.