A warm welcome was given by Jayne Faversham, President, to three new members, who now bring the group membership to 40.
Ten members attended the group meeting at St Leonards-cum-Cholesbury and very much enjoyed hearing about Bill Hamilton’s experiences as a BBC journalist and war correspondent.
Beautiful views around Knotty Green were enjoyed on last month’s walk organised by Sandra Stevens and Pam Epps.
Thanks were given to Pam Ruff for holding a Charity coffee morning which raised a massive £170.
The Christmas party with dinner and entertainment will be at 7.15 for 7.30pm on December 11. Tickets costing £7.50 should be purchased by 30th November.
The annual meeting then commenced with Mary Collins, Treasurer, presenting the financial statement. The annual report was also presented giving details of all the outings, events and speakers that had been enjoyed during the year, and both were adopted
Jayne Faversham volunteered to stand as President for a third year and was elected as were the eight nominated Committee members.
Jayne said it was nice to see the Group membership growing and she thanked the Committee members for all their support during the year, particularly in the organisation of the Golden Anniversary celebrations last April.
Before a delicious tea, brains were tested with a quiz and purchases made at the Bring and Buy table.
2015’s first meeting will be at 8pm on January 8 when a cheque presentation will be made to Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance. The speaker will be Sue Benwell who will talk about the life of Norman Wisdom. CHALFONT ST
The room smelt of leaves and flowers when we last met. We had invitations to Christmas parties from Chalfont Common WI and Chalfont St Giles Evening WI. Two ladies will go to each.
The ladies who brought the beautifully iced Christmas biscuits did not get the acknowledgement they deserved as everyone was busy getting ready to make a flower arrangement.
Wendy Bicker taped Oasis onto our containers and she showed us how to use the foliage first and then we placed the flowers as we wished.
Judging by the chatter and smiling faces everyone was more than pleased by the afternoon and with their arrangement to take home.
The visits to John Lewis and the craft morning at Stuart Lodge went well. We are planning to visit World’s End in December.
At the next meeting we will be having a festive lunch to start with then Mr John Dunsterville will be back to entertain us with guitar and song.
Do think about joining us. We begin the New Year on January 14 at 2pm in the Church Hall. We have a full year of activities for the century year of the WI planned. HOLMER GREEN
Encounters with angry bulls and naked gardeners formed part of the talk given to us by Graham Horn at our November meeting.
His Long Walk Across England covered 290 miles along the Macmillan Way from Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. After losing his wife to cancer, Graham undertook the sponsored walk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research.
Along the way he took many photographs of typically English countryside, and his anecdotes of the journey were delightful.
After our annual general meeting in October, June Rogers is continuing as president for a further year, with the same committee members as last year offering their services.
Our members-only Christmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 2 and members should arrive at 7pm for 7.15pm start.