AT our June meeting we welcomed four visitors.

The coffee morning in May at the youth and community centre had been very successful and raised £215 for funds.

The president thanked all those who had helped and supported the event.

June has been an eventful month for some of our members and at our meeting we heard about some of their experiences.

For Liz Barnes, an invitation to attend the WI centenary garden party at Buckingham Palace was particularly memorable.

Wearing the fascinator she wore on the day, Liz recalled the wonderful day, the elegant tea and of course seeing members of the royal family as they circulated among the guests.

We also welcomed our delegate, Margaret Sharpe of Heatley WI, to our meeting to report back on the NFWI conference held at the Albert Hall on June 4.

This year being the centenary of the founding of the WI, the conference welcomed HM the Queen, HRH the Princess Royal and HRH the Countess of Wessex, all WI members.

Margaret reported that the resolution regarding ending the distinction between nursing care and social care did not result in a vote because of controversy over the wording.

Treasurer Jill Tickle also attended the conference and the garden party in her role as group coordinator and brought along photographs and her memories of the events.

Our speaker for the afternoon was Dr George Eccleston who gave a talk about Mary Queen of Scots and her difficulties with men.

We will not be meeting formally in July since we will be having an outing to Chester for a canal boat cruise and lunch instead.