More than 40 members were welcomed to the annual meeting by chairman Sheila Minns and all were pleased to have the opportunity to reflect on what turned out to be a very successful year after the earlier disappointment of the cancellation of the spring show due to the prolonged cold weather.
Secretary, Chris Raynor, gave a comprehensive and humorous review of the year’s programme, which had ranged from indoor meetings during the winter, with advice from the experts absorbed to be put into practise when the weather improved, to the very popular range of outings organised by Les Robinson.
Sheila Minns thanked all the members for their contribution to the successful year and extended particular appreciation to the committee members for their help and support, while looking forward to a further successful year ahead with the new programme planned.
The annual membership will remain at £5.
Committee members elected were Les Robinson, Sheila Minns, Chris Raynor, Lyn Small, Jean Thompson and Laura Pearce, with other members volunteering to help with the preparation of the shows.
The flower of the month competition at the meeting was won by Lyn Small and the prize for the overall winner, who had totted up the most points during the year was presented to Jean Thompson.
Once the annual business was complete, everyone all sat and relaxed as they enjoyed some of the highlights of the many trips Les has organised, through the beautifully presented pictures by Michael Bradley.