Whissendine WI’s national centenary event includes cake and champagne toast

Members of Whissendine WI group cut the centenary cake  PHOTO: Supplied
Members of Whissendine WI group cut the centenary cake PHOTO: Supplied
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Whissendine Women’s Institute (WI) invited the ladies of the village for tea and cake to celebrate the WI’s national centenary year.

Over 50 ladies of all ages enjoyed a sociable gathering at the village hall which included playing human bingo and listening to music composed and recorded by Kitty Richardson.

Guests viewed displays of members crafts and the history of the Whissendine WI which started 89 years ago. They were also entertained by former presidents Marion Lawrie and Ann Edmunds who read poems.

A slideshow showed photos from 1963 through to present day. It included activities such as rambles, trips and lunches.

The meeting finished with a champagne toast and the cutting of a centenary cake by the president Barbara Burnish who was surrounded by past presidents as well as former vice president Pat Lake.

Each guest was given a Morsbag to take home made by WI members. It contained a copy of the WI life magazine from previous months.