Members of the Village Lunch Club thanked June Woodage for twenty-five years as the principal organiser of the club at its October meeting in the village hall.
It was in December 1997 when June contacted villagers to see if they would be interested in joining a lunch club. Late in January 1998 a note was delivered to every home in both Long and Little Wittenham, inviting people to a get together on 12th February. On that first menu for thirty-eight members was soup, bread and cheese and a hot drink for 50 pence.
The club usually meets on the third Thursday of each month. All residents of a certain age are welcome to join. Membership costs £1 and the two-course meal costs £3.
June is retiring as an organiser but is leaving the club in the very capable hands of Isabel Henderson, Sylvia Harrison and Jenny Garlick.