Our meeting on November 1st began with our AGM, at which Jill revealed our programme for 2022. It can be seen on our Programme page. We are still looking for a new Treasurer, so Geraldine quickly ran through the accounts. These will be available for anybody to see at the meetings and can be downloaded here. The Chairman said that for him the highlight of the last couple of years had been the Plant Sale. Financially it was our best ever, and also, because it was held on the Green, in conjunction with the Church doing refreshments, it had been an event where everybody came and stayed for a chat. We also picked up more passing trade than we do in the Hall. Attendance at meetings have been low recently, but we hope that numbers will pick up in the New Year.
The minutes of the AGM can be downloaded here.
There is no meeting in December this year, so our next will be on January 10th, when we will have Lucy Skellorn talking about "Irises and Iris Breeding". Lucy will be talking about her holding of the National Collection of irises bred by her great, great grandfather Sir Michael Foster - the "father of iris breeding" and the history and development of the breeding programme. With such a close family connection, this will provide a real insiders explanation of the development of beautiful and popular irises.
We start at 7.30pm, in the Institute Hall at Hartest. Visitors are always welcome to come along to our meetings, with no pressure to join. Entry is £2 for members, and £3 for visitors, refreshments included.
If you have any questions about the club, please contact Geraldine, either via email on email@example.com, or by phone on 01787 280134.
Annie Robinson collecting the Silver Salver from judge Peter Fisk at the 2019 Show. (One of her six trophies!)
Pat Tebbit and Michelle Worrall in the background.
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.