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s it was the Queen's Birthday and a very special day, we commenced our April meeting singing the National Anthem. A warm welcome was given to some prospective new members by our President and then the Secretary went briefly through the business of the day, with arrangements being made for the Coffee Morning - from which a donation will be made to Cornwall Air Ambulance. Names were taken for the Spring Countdown at Truro and for the Birthday Lunch at the Duchy Hotel, Falmouth on Saturday 28th May. Pam Kaley said she would represent us at the Parish Annual Meeting to give our report for the year. Members felt they would like to celebrate the Queen's official Birthday in June with a picnic on Porthoustock Beach, on Tuesday 14th June, and one of our members was asked if she could make a special card for the Queen, to be sent from our WI.

Two resolutions had been put forward for the NFWI Annual Meeting and the pros and cons of these were discussed and will be voted on at the next meeting. One resolution was on avoiding food waste and the other on providing facilities for carers when dementia sufferers are in hospital.

Ros Campbell very much involved us in her talk on 'Looking After Yourself. She reiterated that we are each responsible for goQd health in ourselves. Regular exercise at least three times a week is important to keep muscles toned and to build up strength and stamina. A healthy diet (breakfast being the most important meal of the day!) and the habit of dividing a plate of food into three was recommended: half of vegetables and a quarter each of protein and carbohydrates. Understanding your own stress level is also important.

We then tucked into a delicious birthday cake made by Kellie from Kellies Kakes and sang 'Happy Birthday to the Queen'!

The 'Flower of the Month Competition' was won by Pam Kaley, 2nd Phyllis Ely, 3rd Marcia Williams, and the Competition for 'A Healthy Eating Recipe' was won by Pearl Woodyer, 2nd Marcia Williams and 3rd Pam Kaley.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 19th May, when textile artist, Sharon Verry, will talk about hand-painted silk scarves, etc.

New members are always most welcome. Please contact Pam Kaley on 280322.
Marcia Williams, Press Officer

For more details about our WI please contact Rita Kelly. Visitors and new members are always very welcome

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