Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Flower Club meeting in Old Buckenham

Flower Club March meeting
The Breckland Flower and Garden Club’s March meeting in Old Buckenham Village Hall started with the AGM. The Chairman welcomed members and visitors to the meeting and the secretary then gave her annual report saying it had been a very successful year with speakers, demonstrations and garden visits all enjoyed.
The accounts were then presented with an acknowledgment from the members that there would need to be an increase in fees for the coming year because of increases in the cost of speakers and travel/flower costs.
The Chairman thanked the competition winners for the year and presented the trophies. The advanced winner was Sylvia Briggs and the novice winner was Alyson Walker. The overall winner with most points was also Sylvia Briggs who was presented with the Presidents’ cup. Christine Hewson was presented with the show cup, for most points in the year in the table show classes.
Pat Wells, the outgoing president, thanked the club for allowing her the honour of holding the position for the past year and then passed on the badge of office to the new incoming president Hazel Dingle.
The afternoon then proceeded with a 'Show and Tell' with members bringing along their handicrafts and hobbies to share with the club members. Joy Tunmore and Sally Westrup showed their large selection of quilts and quilting items. Melissa Sheldrake and Joy Tunmore then shared their City & Guilds embroidery pieces with superb fine stitching. Sheila Bullen shared some lovely spring flower arranging items, Jean Wade had brought along some fine bead work of baubles and decorations, Pat Barton had a selection of jewellery, necklaces and earrings while Christine Hewson showed some Easter vine rings with chocolate chicks and eggs.
This was followed by tea and cakes supplied by the committee and a raffle of Easter eggs donated by members.
The Breckland club meets at Old Buckenham village hall on the second Thursday in the month. The next meeting will be on Thursday 11 April starting at 2pm when Dr Ian Bedford of the John Innes Institute will be talking on 'Garden Bugs'. Visitors are welcome, call Christine on 01953 454528 for more information.

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