Monday, February 6, 2023

Chafford Hundred WI: April Report

VICE-President, Janet King welcomed members and nine visitors to our April meeting.  Ladies enjoyed a very special evening as we were joined by six Clarins Cosmetic Consultants from The House of Fraser, Lakeside.  Consultant Colleen gave a talk on the history of Clarins and their range of skincare products.  This was followed by an opportunity for our ladies to enjoy a “Red Chair” shoulder and back massage, hand massages and makeovers.  The competition to name the founder of Clarins Cosmetics, Jacques Courtin Clarins was won by May Burdett, who received a selection of skincare products.

Janet King reported that the outing to the Thriplow Daffodil Festival had been very enjoyable and advised details of a proposed Riverboat Trip from Wroxham, Norfolk on Tuesday, June 14th.

Fifteen of our members attended this year’s Thames Spring Group Meeting held on April 26th at Tilbury Community Centre.  Our thanks go to the ladies of Linford & District WI who did an excellent job in organising and hosting the evening and to our speaker, Gary Edgington, who recounted many of his hilarious experiences whilst serving in various departments of the police force.  The General Vote of Thanks was given by Patricia Henry of Chafford Hundred WI.

To round off the month, 24 of our ladies enjoyed an excellent evening at the Riverview Restaurant, Thurrock College on Thursday, April 28th.

Chafford Hundred WI was formed in September 2009 and we currently have 32 Members and are continuing to grow our Membership every month.  We are a very diverse group of ladies of all ages and nationalities.  Our programme of events for the year includes 12 monthly WI Meetings with speakers or a themed evening and many outings and events arranged throughout the year.  We also have a Monday morning walking group and a bookclub.

We welcome new ladies to come along and join us at our next meeting on May 12th, when our guest speaker will be Jackie Hurley of Breakaway Tours.  Our meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month from 7.00-9.30pm at The Beacon Centre, All Saints Church, Drake Road.


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