WI: On December 5 the president Paula Stock welcomed 37 members and one visitor to the annual meeting. Sorrow was expressed at the death of Nora Treeby, one of the older members. The annual report and financial statement were read and approved. As there were only 10 members willing to serve on the committee, there was no need for a vote. Priscilla Dawson was appointed as the new president for 2006. Three members received birthday gifts and the raffle was won by Judith Lacey.Judith Aylott, Linda Carn, Juliet Dawson, Ramani Gopinath and Jennie Holme took over from the committee for the remainder of the evening and the hall looked truly festive with their beautiful table decorations. The mulled wine and fruit punch lubricated minds trying to solve a Christmas quiz, after which members attention turned to the delicious assortment of sweet and savoury foods. Christmas songs and carols were then sung to the accompaniment of a CD to complete a most enjoyable evening.