The Annual General Meeting of Sussex Neighbourhood House is on this morning. There was a time when I used to thrive on meetings like this: agendas, minutes, reports, elections, debates, plans . . . I'd be involved in every detail. Today my priorities are a little different. I'll be there because I strongly support the organisation and its work; and because I like and appreciate the people involved and what they do for our community. Besides, I've nominated one of my students for election to the Committee of Management--I think she'll be a great contributor--and I've agreed to be the greeter at the door as people arrive for the meeting. My job is to welcome people and make sure they have everything they need to participate in the meeting, but my preparation involves no paperwork whatsoever. Here it is: It's my current easy knitting and I have rows and rows of garter stitch to do on circular needles. Just the thing to sit in my lap and keep my hands occupied while I take in what's going on around me.
Oh, and the raffle quilt will be drawn at the end of the meeting. It's been a significant part of the Neighbourhood House community this year as we've designed and constructed it together. I can't wait to see who gets to take it home.