It might have been our May meeting, but the rain and chill were more autumn than spring-like. Nevertheless there were a good number of members present for our Resolutions meeting. Judith welcomed everyone but had some disappointing news to impart : because the "Open Gardens" event had been cancelled, the Museum had decided to cancel its participation in the Charter Weekend events (citing lack of insurance cover as the cause). This means that a major fund-raising opportunity for us (the sale of cakes to visitors) wold also be impossible. Suggestions for alternative venues for such an event were requested and discussed ... watch this space! Mark Elliot spoke to us about the charity with which he works, which sends a shoe-box of both useful as well as fun gifts to needy children overseas (the most recent recipients were in the Ukraine). It makes you stop and think to be told that one little girl's most treasured present was a toothbrush and toothpaste, since it meant that for the first time, she had her own and did not need to share with other family members. After coffee our group 18 convenor led discussion on the proposed Resolution, which urged the government to promote parity of esteem, funding, discussion and consideration to mental, as to physical illness. A lively and wide-ranging discussion ensued, covering personal accounts as well as questions on the efficacy of 'follow-up' to WI resolutions . The Resolution was passed. The raffle and competition results concluded matters and Judith looked forward to seeing many members at the 'Birthday Lunch'. PS: Congratulations to our intrepid band of 'Bombles' (Beccles litter-pickers) who, immediately after the meeting, did a stint in the town centre. Really usefull work, but not the most pleasant of tasks on a wet and chilly day. Well done all of them!