We are coming to the end of a wonderful year at the Club which has seen some wonderful demonstrations from Area Demonstrators old and new. We are coming to the end of a wonderful year at the Club which has seen some wonderful demonstrations from Area Demonstrators old and new.
Our year was finished with the brilliance of national demonstrator Tony Brown from Leicester who received a standing ovation for his demonstration of ‘Christmas Joy.’ The hall was filled with laughter and joy at his amazing reminisces of things past and present. His flowers were a sight to behold and sent everyone home happy. The club members and committee had provided a lovely buffet, which was enjoyed before the demonstration, setting the evening going.
On Friday 14th December, 25 members attended a practical evening at the village hall where they all had a go at creating arrangements for Christmas. Some did their own thing, others created arrangements suggested by the committee. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all that attended and each went home with one or two arrangements which they had produced.
There have been many things to remember from 2018, but I think a highlight for many members was a visit and workshop from Adele Kent. Adele Kent is the Chairman of the JDSE Committee of the East of England Area of NAFAS. It was thoroughly enjoyed by 25 of our members plus 3 guests, and Adele has agreed to come along in August 2019 to head a further workshop.
We do not meet in January and February was our AGM with a meal supplied by Fairways Catering of Littleport at our usual place, the Village Hall.
Our new year begins with an old favourite David Wright coming along with his demonstration of ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ I am sure that David will bring along his usual brilliance with his flowers and his amazing personality.
The rest of 2019 will be followed by some old favourites such as Barbara Collins, Jo Poulter, Brenda Tubb, Kath Doggett and Lesley Beeton, the new people on the block are Pat Barton and our Open Evening should go well with Gill Macgregor.
The members have shown great support in the past year, always happy to help serving the tea/coffee and assisting with offloading the demonstrations, flowers and equipment. This all helps the committee which are very small in numbers.
It has taken 3 years of hard work from the committee to rebuild from a bad patch and we now have a healthy club once again. However, as has been mentioned in the past, this can only carry on if we have people volunteering for the committee, willing to take on officer’s positions, to enable us to move forward further. Without this support it could prove difficult for the club to prosper so please think hard and if you are able to offer any help contact the incoming Chairman Carol Weyman on 01353 360289 or Sue Constable the Secretary on 01353861012.