Marian Pratt, the president, welcomed 34 members to the June meeting. The speaker was Peter Hobson, who gave a fascinating and moving talk\/slide show on "Everest - highest and hardest marathon on Earth". We followed him from his boyhood dream to when he fulfilled his dream. Later in the month, members will be visiting the Raptor Centre for an evening display of owls as well as enjoying a barbecue. The speaker at the July meeting will be Deana Hudson - "The mistress, her maid and the men in their lives".