First, though, members heard reports from our Treasurer, Stef Russell, and Secretary, Val Stevens, of a successful year in which our funds began to look a little healthier and our programme offered a variety of talks, trips and activities to satisfy every palate! Out-going President, Jenny Fitton, added her own thanks to the Committee and to members for all their support, which has helped the group to maintain membership and develop into such a fun and friendly organisation. She was surprised and delighted to be presented with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers before her last official duty: presenting Barbara with a small gift of thanks on behalf of the members.
Elections saw Liz Preston installed as our new President. Her Committee for the next twelve months will be Val Stevens, Stef Russell, Liz Anderson, Joan Hutchings and Jenny Fitton.
Our retiring and incoming Presidents then blew out the candles on the birthday cake, poured the (non-alcoholic) plonk and we celebrated seven years of fellowship with a fiendish quiz courtesy of our County Chairman. Here’s to the next seven years!