The AGM of the Little Waltham Gardening Club was well attended with thanks given to the President, Iris Diver, who manages the plant stall at each monthly meeting at the Memorial Hall.
Thanks were also given to Betty & Nicky Wilsher who organised the raffle each month.
Our Chair, Margaret Williams also gave thanks to Pat, Peter and Jean for helping with the teas and coffees at each meeting. Thanks to Bob for helping tidy up after each meeting and Margaret’s husband, John for all his help throughout the year.
All committee members agreed to stand for a further year and our Treasurer, Peter Lawson explained the accounts stating they were a little lower than last year due to the Club hosting the Inter Society Quiz. With costs increasing, it was voted that the annual membership would increase to £8.50 with immediate effect.
After the formal proceedings of the AGM, Sarah Dickie and Julie Everard hosted their own version of ‘Pointless’ with various questions and a picture round.
The winning team were Keith & Jean Hatley, Bill & Lesley Brydon, Marion Lawson and Iris Diver who received a box of chocolates and a Pointless Trophy.
The meeting finished with a reminder of the Flower arranging workshop to be held at the URC on 23rd March which will be followed by our annual Spring Show on Saturday 8th April held at the Little Waltham Memorial Hall. This will be open to non-members and a Schedule is available from Marion Lawson on 01245 361857
and Margaret Williams on 01245 360042.
Pointless Teams, in action.
Little Waltham Gardening Club
Programme for 2017-18
No meeting in January
February 1st ‘King’s Seeds’, by Peter Miller
March 1st AGM plus LWGC’s version of ‘Pointless’ See AGM report below
April 8th (Saturday). SPRING SHOW
May 3rd ‘Food & Flower Customs of the World’ by Margot Cooper
June 7th Afternoon outing to ‘Little Myles’, Stondon Massey
July 5th Afternoon Garden Social at ‘Apple Tree Cottage’, Chatham Green
Courtesy of Peter & Marion Lawson
August 2nd Afternoon outing to RHS Hyde Hall
September 6th Willow’ – talk & demonstration by Deb Hart
October 4th ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ by Karen Kenny
(broadcaster on radio Suffolk& in charge of Suffolk County Allotment Association)
November 1st Wildlife of the Essex Village’ by Sylvia Jiggins, Essex Wildlife Trust Warden
December 6th Christmas Meeting
February 7th ‘Getting started with Alpines’ by Michael Sullivan of Essex Group of the Alpine Society
March 7th AGM
With the exception of June, July and August, all meetings will be held in the
Little Waltham Memorial Hall on Brook Hill and will commence at 7.30 pm.
Report of the AGM