Valley Friends October Report

From Joan Steel

Jill welcomed all members to our AGM and 48th Birthday and gave a particularly warm welcome to new members, Rose, Jennifer and Judy. We also welcomed the return of Elizabeth one of our previous leaders, as well as Pam our guest. We were delighted to have our treasurer Jo with us who is recovering well from her illness.

In her report, Jill recalled highlights of the years varied programme of high standard talks and enjoyable activities and outlined the interesting programme to look forward to in the coming year. Jill thanked the committee members for their work during the year and Margaret presented Jill with a gift and thanked her on our behalf for her friendship to us all and her dedicated work over many years to keep the group active and thriving. Doreen our temporary treasurer gave her report and Norma reported on our South Bucks Hospice Fund Raising. The proposal to keep the membership fee at £25 and visitors at £3 was accepted and also to continue supporting the S B.Hospice and Christmas donation to the MS Society. Jill and all the committee were re-elected and joined by Heather, a welcome new committee member.

Business having been completed we commenced supper, kindly made by Doreen and followed with Birthday cake and coffee and gifts were distributed. During the evening we had a quiz on naming the counties of England. Doreen gave us a map and list of county names and it was correctly completed by one group! We have a team entering the Potter Quiz on Oct 18th and our visit to the Law Courts is on 20th October.

The next meeting is on Friday 7th November and is a talk by Michael Hoey on “The Grand Canyon” There will be charity Christmas cards and wrapping paper etc for sale. Workaid have calenders for sale at £5. Please ask Barbara for details. Visitors are welcome to all our Meetings.