IT was our 24th birthday meeting this April and we celebrated with visitors from several other WIs.

President Maureen Matthews welcomed everyone to our party.

The tables were set with flowers, chocolate ladybirds and water for our guests.

The tombola, organised by Joan Shelley, was at one end of the hall, with all the prizes wrapped in attractive paper, and this proved very popular with guests and members queuing up to have a go.

At the other end of the hall was a buffet, supplied by our members.

Christine Williams read the minutes and gave out notices.

The social skittles evening is on May 21 at the Anchor Inn, friends and family are included.

Maureen then introduced David Berry, our speaker for the evening.

His subject was Humour in Retirement.

He was brilliant and had everyone in fits of laughter. We could have listened all night but all too soon it was time for supper.

He was thanked by Barbara Rowberry and she invited him to stay for the buffet.

All the money he raises from his talks he donates to the Stourbridge Hospice.

Tea was brought to the tables by the committee as members and guests enjoyed the delicious savouries and sweets.

The monthly competition, An Old Coin, was won by Christine.

We finished the evening with the raffle which had many prizes they were won equally between members and guests.

Maureen reminded everyone next month was resolutions so cheese and wine would be served and the competition was Flower of the Month.

We welcome visitors and new members to any of our meetings on the third Wednesday of the month in St Mark’s Church Hall, Bath Road, Worcester.