THE meeting was opened by the retiring president May Lawson and attended by 38 members. Sue Patterson and Pam Cowburn acted as tellers for the election of a new president.

The meeting began with the reading of the minutes by secretary Edith Walker.

Invitations were received from both Cranford and Boothsmere to attend their Christmas celebrations. The Cheshire resolution received from Chester is to be debated at a future date.

Vice president Cynthia Whitney gave the report from the group with the next meeting being in April 2016.

The financial statement was given by treasurer Jean Cummins. The statement was proposed by Kay Vallely and seconded by Margaret Wood.

A vote of thanks was given by Diane Coulton to both Jean and assistant treasurer for their report and also arranging the trips over the last year.

Members were reminded of the forthcoming trips to Chester for the 50's themed concert. The Thanksgiving service at Chester Cathedral is today and the trip to the Bent garden centre, tomorrow.

The first outing for 2016 is to the Lowry Theatre in January for The Calendar Girls.

The meeting continued with the annual report.

The social calendar for 2015 has varied from the centenary celebrations of the WI and 95 years for the NFWI to the exhibition at the Knutsford Heritage Centre and a trip to Bruges and many other outings.

After refreshments the president gave a vote of thanks to the committee for their hard work and support.

Special thanks to Isa Ball and Bela Furnaux for attending to the sales table and competitions. The winner for the competitions over the year was Kate Greenway With Ann Wright second. The tellers were presented with a plant and thanked for their help. May then congratulated June Sherlock as the new President and welcomed Biddy Sorenson onto the committee.

The meeting closed after the drawing of the raffle.

The next meeting will be the Christmas party on Thursday, January 14, at the Jubilee hall at 1.45pm.

Visitors are always welcome.