I went to two Christmas events this year. One was a very nice Christmas lunch at a local hotel, organised by my WI, and the other a relaxed meeting at the TG with Christmas carols and a bit of food. The relaxed meeting was held because the Chair lady had been in hospital and wasn’t fully recovered.
The final WI meeting of the year was normally a relaxed one with cards and a lucky dip present to open or save depending on the preference of the receiver. This year was different. At the November AGM, in the absence of an official overseer, the President overlooked the necessity to hold an election for her own position which means that it had to be done at the Christmas meeting in the presence of a WI Advisor. I could understand the woman’s dilemma, after all who wants to conduct an election on their own position? The problem was ... she didn’t consult or raise the question.
Members were somewhat overheated by the lapse in procedure, rightly so, and this led to a committee member inviting me to accept nomination for the President’s job. So, after a lot of thought and consultation with Joe, I was all geared up to accept when I got a call from Federation to say no WI Advisor could attend and that the election would be carried out in January. Duh! I shall still go for it, though. I might not win but at least I will shake up the ailing attitudes and but a bit of excitement in the place.