Littletons May meeting started with members being advised of the sad loss of one of our founder members, Betty Jackson. Betty initially came to WI at the tender age of sixteen with her mother and was an active participant throughout the intervening years. She led the singing of Jerusalem each month and on the rare occasion she was not at a meeting Mary Hilton took over. It was Mary who valiantly started Jerusalem off this month. Jean Bayliss, our other founder member, recalled some of the happy times with Betty over their years together in Littletons WI.

President June Lloyd thanked Vice President, Margaret Potter for taking the meeting last month. She then dealt with a small amount of business including the reading of the Record of the meeting. It had been suggested some time ago that the Record Book was left on the President’s table for members to read and tonight we voted on this. A high proportion of the members voted that we no longer had the report read out and it was decided to abide by this decision and review it in six months’ time. June advised us that all Worcestershire WIs have been given a copy of the book Open Doors, A Centenary Celebration, from the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations to 2018 and we were advised that it was for all to borrow. Before going on to discuss and vote of the resolution for this year, Mental Health Matters, June was presented with a voucher of her choice for gaining one hundred points in the competitions. We then discussed the Resolution with June referring to the Speaker at the recent Spring Meeting at Pershore Number 8 when she detailed the reasoning behind the Resolution. Members then briefly raised their own points and we voted on the motion.

The speaker for the evening, Pauline Lord, was then introduced. She talked to us on the Folklore of Plants telling us of the various plants which were good for our health and those which were not and how they related to various myths/fables going back many centuries. June gave the vote of thanks.

The competition, “Something beginning with M”, was in support of ACWW and as usual there was no overall winner. Members placed money by the item they considered the best entry and the money raised was forwarded to ACWW.

The date of our next meeting is Tuesday, June 12 at 7.30pm at Littletons Village Hall when we will have demonstrations of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. The Competition will be “An Item which calms you”. Guests and new members are welcome. For further information including fund raising events contact June Lloyd on 01386 830844 or view our website on