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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.

EVENING

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