WI AGM news
The March meeting of Stanhoe and Barwick WI was a very busy time. The AGM took place, when members were pleased to re-elect the current hardworking committee, including President Nicola Smith, Secretary Valerie Robson, and treasurer Julia Walton, who all presented detailed reports which were all accepted. It was noted that our activities were numerous, our membership has increased, and we are known as a friendly and welcoming WI.
photo: Rosemary Brown
But we were also entertained by Sally Collins a Reiki trained practitioner, our speaker, who explained fully about Sound Healing and how it acts on our brains. She brought along and demonstrated the sounds from some impressive pieces of equipment, from a range of Crystal Bowls, which emitted calming individual notes, to an Ocean Drum containing glass beads and their movement created sounds of the sea. There was another drum making more usual sounds, tuning forks, rattles, a gong, and even a Rain Stick made from the stem of a giant cactus.
Sally finished with a ten minute relaxation session using many of her instruments. Many members felt the benefit of the Sound Therapy and were keen to attend a follow up class in the future.