THE last meeting of Auchterarder SWI was opened by president Diane Holme who welcomed members and visitors.

The minutes of the March meeting were approved and seconded, correspondence and future events were read out, and she then went on to entertain with her very interesting and educating illustrated talk of How Many Polar Bears ?

She had cruised to Svalbard on the Polar Star and was extremely lucky to see 17 polar bears in a week.

The raffle was then drawn and a good supper was enjoyed from Catherine and helpers.

In the competitions:

An Easter picture (any craft) no larger than six inches by four inches – Sheena Rennie, first, and Noreen Homewood, second.

A savoury dip – Noreen Homewood, first and Sheila Perera, second.

Flower of the month – Rosalie Wilkie.

In the Elizabeth Gardner Competition (Earn Valley Group heats) congratulations go to Shirley and Polly Ross (age 12 years), mother and daughter who got first place.

They were due to go onto the the Federation Finals on Wednesday, April 26.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 28 in the Institute Aytoun Hall.

It is the AGM - business meeting.