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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

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