Three new members were warmly welcomed to Bygate WI by vice-president Heather Rawe during their latest meeting.
Arrangements were also finalised for a forthcoming ‘Games Night’, which will raise funds for the Street Pastors, and outings to the theatre and for fish and chips were organised.
Names were taken for the Northumberland Spring Council meeting and for the summer outing to Yorkshire.
Angela Hannon, of The Customs House, South Shields, was the guest speaker.
She and her colleague Diane provided an insight into the history of the building and the challenges of providing a venue for the arts in the current financial climate.
Bygate WI is open to all and meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Crosskeys Community Hall, Monkseaton.