The speaker this month was Betty Bell, a WI member for 60 years with Hartlebury WI gave a most amusing talk assisted by Mary Wehner.

Betty has held numerous roles within the WI: treasurer, programme secretary and voluntary county organiser.

Among Betty’s historical memories was a visit to the very first Sainsbury’s supermarket in Solihull and listening to a speaker extolling the virtues of the new wipe clean ‘Formica’ top for kitchens.

A vote of thanks was given by Margaret Cook.

The AGM was presided over by Pat Jewkes, Patsey Anderson accepted the role of president again for the third year and a vote of thanks was given by Mollie Long.

The council meeting and craft show held in Malvern was a huge success.

Entries for the craft show from the WI attained second place in the overall points, our thanks to Lin Edwards and Margaret Cook for organising the entries.

Awards achieved were first, second, third and a highly commended, as well as many other high points awarded.

Congratulations to everyone, well done.

Congratulations to the skittles team for their achievement to date, well done ladies.

The murder mystery evening was presented by the Areley Kings Players and was very entertaining and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The Knit and Natter session is at the library 10-12 am every Tuesday, why not come along.

The competition this month was a themed tea tray: first place went to Pam Eves, Cherry Greaves and Ann Lakin; second place to Anne Freeston, Ann Bailey and Lesley Smith; third place to Pauline Hadwell.

Well done ladies.

The next meeting is on December 14 7.30pm.

The competition will be an original Christmas Tale in no more than 300 words. Visitors or new members will be made very welcome.