The president welcomed visitors Sandra, Anita, Terry, Alan and Bob, and all members and visitors were offered a welcoming glass of wine.

She thanked Anne and Barbara for the beautiful flower arrangement in shades of pink.

The visit to the Paddocks gardens went extremely well, in spite of attempts by the weather to spoil play. £150 was made, which is to be split between Acorns and the Blue Cross. The Strawberry Tea made over £175 for Cancer Research. The weather was very kind to us on this occasion - and many thanks to Jan for hosting this event!

Members were reminded to order calendars and diaries tonight, and to add names to the lists if interested in the outing to Stratford on 27 August The next amble will start from the Parish Rooms at 10.30 on 20 August.

We received a letter of thanks from Kemp Hospice for the donation from our raffle proceeds, and this evening the proceeds will go to Mary Stevens Hospice.

Forthcoming events County-wide include a musical evening to be hosted by Hallow WI on 16 September at the Guildhall in Worcester to celebrate the WI Centenary. The President and Secretary narrated key events in the WI from the decades, starting with its origins in Wales. At the same time some of the members paraded in clothes which were fashionable in each decade - starting with the Welsh traditional costume, through Rock n Roll, hippies, the Dallas era and punk, amongst others.

The show started with the Welsh anthem, sung by three male members of the Welsh choir, and finished with a rendition of Jerusalem.