DECEMBER 13 was our Christmas Party, when we welcomed guests from fellow Institutes within the Bisley Group.

The refreshments were superb, as always, and everyone has since said what a super evening it was.

Sue Robinson produced an excellent brain teaser quiz each table was given a sheet of questions to work on, and it was a great deal of fun.

Everyone was able to choose a present from Santa's basket.

The overall winner of the years monthly competitions was our new president, Mary Fern.

On January 13, the evening began with the sad news of Anne Carter's death.

We stood for a minutes silence to remember Anne, a much respected member.

The business of the evening was gone through and the treasurer was busy collecting subscriptions for the year.

The Christmas charity box had yielded £100 for the Cobalt Unit in Cheltenham.

Mary welcomed our speaker, Gedd Cassell, the subject being a Kenya safari, with the most fabulous photography, and an extremely interesting talk.

We look forward to a busy year, as hostesses, and an interesting programme.

The first date for your diary is:-

February 14, when the speaker will be Alyson Rogers, whose subject is historic England archives.

March 14, Yvonne Everest will give her talk entitled 'Chocolate Genie'.

New members and visitors are always most warmly welcomed there will be much to look forward to this year, please come along and see what we have to offer.