The May meeting of Chesham Townswomen’s Guild was chaired by Greta Thorne who welcome a very reduced membership.
After the usual business which included a report of the recent Federation lunch held in Burnham and notice of forthcoming events including a Picnic in the Park which was being organised by three federations and to be held in Slough in August. Members were also asked if they would join a quiz team for the regional round of the annual general knowledge quiz.
Our speaker was Netty Abraminko who gave an inspiring talk with background of her childhood, residency in Germany, diagnosis of MS and how instead of just accepting the diagnos is she decided to live life to the full including riding and sailing on the Lord Nelson sailing ship.
She then moved to Chesham and has been writing poetry which she played to the members accompanied with special music. A truly inspirational lady.
The raffle was won by Cecily White, Joan Edmunds and Julie Walters. Our next meeting is on June 3 when the speaker will be Colin Oakes talking on the Workhouse riots in Chesham.