Hyde Heath Evening WI report
PRESIDENT Elaine Barker welcomed everyone to the May meeting and announced that the car boot sale in Denham was a great success and raised £291.50.
Mary Collins, Doreen White and Janet Manson were thanked for all their efforts.
Felicity Beynon reported on the very enjoyable Beechwood Group meeting in Wendover when the majority of members wore red, white and blue and enjoyed a glass of bubbly with celebratory cakes to commemorate the Queen’s birthday.
The speaker, Richard de Peyer, director of Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury, gave a very informative talk about the museum’s restructuring for 21st century.
Judith Butt reported on the Bucks Federation annual meeting held in the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on April 27, which was also attended by Elaine and Mary Collins.
The speakers were excellent and a super video of last year’s centenary celebrations was shown.
Thanks were given to Julia who held a very successful coffee morning at her home, which raised £123.75 for the charity Bucks Mind.
A letter of thanks had been received from Andrea McCubbin, chief executive of Mind.
A report of the delightful bluebell walk on April 29 around Swan Bottom was given by Gillian O’Flynn.
It has been suggested that a donation of £50 be given towards the costs of the defibrillator positioned outside the Village Hall.
Great Missenden is closing the High Street on June 11 for a celebration of the Queen’s birthday and its WI will have a produce and cake stall.
The charity summer ramble with supper will be on July 6 at 6pm for 6.15pm. Non-walkers are welcome to the supper at about 7.45pm.
The summer indoor barbecue will be in the evening of August 11 in the village hall.
There will be a wine tasting evening with light supper on October 1, also in the village hall.
Gary Beynon came to the meeting to tell members about the Christopher Project to raise funds for repair and conservation at St John the Baptist Church in Little Missenden, which has some rare wall paintings which need to be preserved.
It is one of the criteria of the Heritage Lottery Funding to make local people aware of what is proposed.
After a delicious tea, Barbara Aris presented the two resolutions on “avoid food waste and address food poverty” and “appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia,” which were discussed and voted upon.
The next meeting will be at 8pm on June 9 when Keith Jansz will talk about “The History of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.”
The competition will be miniature art.
Next month’s walk will be on June 17, meeting at 10am in the car park of The Shoulder of Mutton in Wendover for a four mile walk around Coombe Hill.