PRESIDENT Gill Fuller welcomed a packed audience for the September Meeting.

There were two new members admitted and six visitors.

A golden wedding rose was presented to a member celebrating this special occasion.

Gill announced that the planned shopping trip to Chester, incorporating the county federation carol service in November, had proved very popular.

A walk was planned around Lowton with lunch at the Forester’s Arms.

Tickets were on sale for the WI Group centenary day afternoon tea at Statham Lodge.

The handicraft group co-ordinator announced that they would be reconvening this month.

After the business refreshments we were entertained by Mr Brian Greene who gave a talk with film on the subject of ‘Disney and his Music’ which proved to be a most nostalgic look at the early film industry and how Walt Disney adapted it in his first films such as Steamboat Willie starring Mickey Mouse and his venture into talking movies resulting in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jungle Book and many others.

The secretary then delivered her report on all the Institute’s activities this year and we realised how busy we had been in this 50th year.

President Gill thanked the secretary, who was retiring, for her report and thanked her for all her hard work over the last three years.

Gill then gave her report in which she praised and thanked her committee for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.

She said this has been a very special year for the Institute celebrating its 50th anniversary in this 100th year of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.

She looked forward to welcoming members to the 50th anniversary celebration dinner next month.