Wednesday March 18th saw The Club’s Annual General Meeting and Bulb Show, held at the Millennium Memorial Hall.
Ted Ashley, Chairman, welcomed the 68 members present and acknowledged their contribution to the past happy and successful year. The monthly meetings had featured excellent speakers on a range of topics, including ponds, garden containers, ideas for small gardens, snowdrops and roses, organized by Dorothy Highfield, Programme Secretary. Brenda Johnson had arranged three interesting visits to impressive gardens. Thanks were also due to the Committee, to Derek Phillips for his positive Finance Report and to Sally Macer our tireless Secretary. Dina Jeans and Josie Brooks had given invaluable help to the Club by organizing the monthly raffle as has Graznya Holland who provided refreshments. A number of members had contributed to the success of the Club’s stall at the Show last September, and to the fun Christmas party.
During this next Club year Alan Disher will be Vice Chairman, and Philip Wallis, Outings Organizer, has already identified venues for June and September.
Notably the Bulb Show had 121 entries across 12 classes, all of a high standard.
1st Highest score: Austen Hooker. 19 points.
2nd Highest score: Richard Macer. 18 points.
3rd Highest score: Hazel Booth, Diane Wilkins, Gill Street. 5 points each.
The winner of the Bulb Show received the Ann Wiggle Trophy. Ted thanked our judge and steward.
Scores are given at each monthly meeting for floral items placed by members on the Spotlight Table, organized by Clive Felstead. The winners for this year were:
1st. Sally Macer and Tim Speakman. 66 points to each.
2nd. Richard Macer. 60 points.
3rd. Hazel Booth. 50 points.
4th. Gill Street. 48 points.
The winner of the Spotlight Table gets next year’s membership free.
The Chairman thanked all for their participation.