THE New Year started off with the sad news that one of our members, Anne Schmidt, had passed away.

She will be much missed for her cheerful, kind and caring ways and the contribution she made. She will not be forgotten.

On January 24 we held our New Year Social and were treated to the usual scrumptious assortment of sandwiches, cakes and teas. Our entertainer for the afternoon was David Laine, on his second visit to us. Once again he sang a wonderful selection of songs from different eras, taking many of us back to our teenage years. His performance was once again really appreciated and enjoyed.

Members are reminded that subscriptions are due by the end of January, so anyone who has not yet renewed should get in touch with Josslyn Lampitt, our Membership Secretary, as soon as possible.

There are a number of interesting speakers lined up for our monthly meetings as well as some coach trips with optional guided walks throughout the year. Our next meeting at the Town Hall is on Tuesday, February 28, from 1.30-4 pm. Visitors are welcome, so please come along and join us.