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Culsalmond SWRI President Roberta Burnett greeted members and welcomed the ladies of Largie SWRI, who conducted the meeting.

They also provided a marvellous entertainment programme of comic songs, jokes, games and a cookery demonstration, concluding with the specially written Culsalmond Alphabet Song. Surprise special guests were Sarah, Paul and Arthur Coates, who delighted members with a programme of traditional music.

The following were elected: President: Roberta Burnett; Vice-President: Frances Mitchell; Secretary: Yvonne Kemp; Treasurer: Kirsteen Cullingworth; Press Secretary: Jill Averell; Committee Members: Muriel Adam, Mary Cowe and Gill Duncan.

The annual competition prizes: Most points: Muriel Adam; Most Entries: Frances Mitchell and Luness Adam; Flower of the Month Competition: Cynthia Kennedy.

Competition winners were: Individual Cold Sweet: Roberta Burnett; Jill Averell; Mhray Simpson. Syllabus Suggestions: Mary Cowe; Liz Knowles; Jennie Biggs. Flower of the Month: Cathie Urquhart.

The meeting concluded with an excellent tea provided by Dora Osborne, Mhray Simpson and Gill Duncan. A vote of thanks to all who had provided such an enjoyable evening was given by Jill Averell.

Cluny SWRI

Cluny SWRI’s April meeting was conducted by members of Echt SWRI. New office bearers: Honorary President: Mrs Matthews; President: Mrs Henry; Vice President: Mrs Aiken; Secretary; Mrs Cheyne; Treasurer: Mrs Dunbar; Press Secretary: Mrs McManamon; Magazine: Mrs Duncan; Points Sec.: Mrs Milne; Committee: Mrs Duncan, Mrs Murray, Mrs Lawrence: Group Delegate: Mrs Gray

Trophy winners: Lena Henry Trophy: Mrs D Christie; Chrissy Gellately Trophy: Mrs S Henry; Best Trier Trophy: Mrs K Milne.

Competition results: Six Months Syllabus: Mrs D Cheyne; Mrs S Henry. Roullade: Mrs D Cheyne; Mrs K Milne; Mrs S Henry.