ARELEY KINGS WI: Decembers’ meeting was open by our newly elected Vice President Katie Reid. Katie welcomed everyone and introduced the new committee members for 2017.

Our speaker this month was David Moylan: Magic, comedy and music. His magic tricks were amazing, and so was David’s assistant Marcel the Clairvoyant Mouse, he certainly had plenty of tricks up his sleeves. David’s musical ditties and jokes created resounding laughter throughout the evening. This was definitely an evening full of merriment and magical Christmas cheer. A vote of thanks was given by Mary Wehner.

A delicious buffet supper and warm mulled wine was provided by the retiring committee. A special thanks to all retiring committee members for all their hard work through 2016 and our thanks to the new 2017 committee for providing what will prove to be an equally enjoyable and memorable 2017.

Dates for your diaries: The Annual AKWI Christmas Lunch will be held at the Mercure Hotel January 16 ’17; Coffee morning February 9,10.30am at the home of Patsy Anderson.

The competition this month was a handmade Christmas card: First place Alison Hastie, second place Cherry Greaves, third place Pam Eves. Well done.

The next WI meeting will be January 9 7pm, (please note our new winter times: 7-9.30pm). The Speaker will be a member of The Hive Outreach Team. This month’s competition will be a photo of Areley Kings of yesteryear.

Visit for further information. Why not come along, a warm welcome and new friends await you. May we wish you all A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Areley Kings WI.