Valley Wives October Report

From Joan Steel
This month we had our AGM followed by a supper and games to celebrate the 47th Birthday of the Valley Wives, originally named the Valley Young Wives, reflecting its then connection with the younger members of the Mother’s Union. Following the general notices, Jill gave the Leader’s Report, bringing back memories of the many interesting and enjoyable evening meetings and occasions we have shared this year, and asked us to encourage friends and neighbours to join us as she outlined our varied future programme, which includes a local history talk with memorabilia, a visit to the hearing dog centre. and a belly dancing evening. Jill thanked the committee members for their loyalty and hard work throughout the year. On behalf of all the members, Margaret presented Jill with flowers and chocolates to thank her for her tireless leadership, dedication and friendship to us all. Doreen read the treasurers report for Josie, saying that our fund raising efforts e.g. Dinner Theatre and monthly raffle, enabled us to keep the Membership subscription at £25 with visitors paying £3. Norma reported that our stall in aid of South Bucks Hospice raised £334.75 and we were also able to make our usual £60 Christmas donation to the Multiple Sclorosis Society. Jill and all the committee members were willing to serve again and were voted in for another year. Business being concluded we commenced supper followed by a lovely bithday cake made by Josie. Presents were distributed, and a prize given to the table who had the most quiz answers correct. Membership subscriptions are due at the next meeting on November 1st when Keith Baldwin is giving a tallk entitled “All the Queens Horses and all the Queens Men”. New members welcome.