OUR February meeting was held in Rotary House. Jean welcomed the members and visitors. She extended best wishes to ouroldestmember,Beryl,whohasmovedbacktoherhometown of Burton-on-Trent.

Secretary Marion was absent due to illness – best wishes to her as well – so Jan read the minutes of the January meeting. We were asked to support Fairtrade fortnight at the end of February.

Thespring group meeting is on Thursday,March29, at Himbleton Hall. Jean is willing to give a lift to anyone who needs it.

Deposits of £4 for members and guests must be paid on March 2 – total cost £8 – for the visit to Stratford-on-Avon on July 4.

Various places of interest can be visited at extra cost. Details of the shared lunch will be announced at the next meeting. There was due to be a table top sale on February 11 – weather permitting.

The speaker was David Withey telling us about the the lighter side of local government. This was light hearted and amusing. It is amazing what people say in letters. Raffle prizes for March are to be provided by Jean G, Rita and Jean.

The speakers will be Dentith and Price – entertainment – songs linked with humour. Don’t forget 2pm on March 2, Rotary House. Visitors very welcome.