CLUBS & SOCIETIES
HYDE HEATH EVENING WOMEN’S INSTITUTE THE first snow and ice of winter greeted those that ventured out on January 12 and there was a long list of apologies for absence, including that of the Speaker who lived in High Wycombe.
However, Felicity Beynon, standing in for President, Elaine Barker, gave a warm welcome and New Year greetings to all those present.
A great feed back on the Christmas party had been received, particularly the food and dancing and it was agreed by members to ask Morreen, the caterer, to return next December.
Felicity then presented fellow member, Julia Thornton, who repre- sents Buckinghamshire MIND (Chesham) with a cheque for £515 raised during 2016. Members agreed that, in memory of former member Val Bevan, our charity for 2017 should be The Pepper Foundation. Val was a volunteer who gave great support to this Foundation, which provides palliative care for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limited illnesses. venue would be used for the event on August 10.
The Spring Beechwood meeting will be at St Leonards on April 12 and the Autumn meeting is likely to be on October 19 in Great Missenden.
Jayne and Derek Faversham will be starting the monthly walks on March 24 around The Black Horse, Chesham Vale.
Avril Sherratt will be the delegate at the BFWI Annual Council Meeting on May 4 at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury when one of the speakers will be Gyles Brandreth. Members can attend as Observers with tickets costing £13.
Margaret Ritter won the competition for A Puppet.
The next meeting will be at 8pm on February 9 when Janet Dineen will talk about “Happy Easter”. The competition will be “An Egg”. June. Each member voted for the Resolution which she supported the most. Based on members’ selections nationally, in due course we will be advised of a shorter list of Resolutions to be taken forward to the Annual Meeting.
After last year’s successful indoor barbecue in the village hall due to the possibility of inclement weather, it was agreed that the same
Vanessa Culmer held an enjoyable coffee morning last November which raised £125.70. Also thanks were given to those who provided cakes for the Preschool and Toddler coffee morning. With deductions and a donation to the group, £59 profit was made.
Mary Rose introduced the six shortlisted Resolutions proposed for the 2017 NFWI Annual Meeting in Liverpool in