AGM 2013

The AGM was held last week at the Royal St David’s Golf Club.  After the AGM was over 23 members went on to have a pleasant dinner.

Sian has reported on the AGM in the previous post, but there are a few things that I will add here.

I am sure I am not alone in feeling pleased that Guy Lloyd has accepted the role of president of the club.


photo credit Tony King

Guy will also continue to be a member of the committee and one of the questions he asked was “Are the committee doing the right thing for you the gardening club members?” Is there something / someone you would like to see / hear at the monthly meetings? Is there a trip that you would like organized (if feasible). Please do give your thoughts and feedback to members of the committee, or as an email via the contact page as your views are important.

Our chairman Tony Bowers finished his report this year by advising the members present that he would be stepping down from his role of chairman this time next year. He also noted that Sian Ward would be stepping down as press officer. This means that next April there will be 3 positions on the committee that will need to be filled if the garden club is to continue to grow and prosper;- namely Chairman, vice chairman and press officer. He has asked all members to give this matter some thought over the coming months.

The 2013 / 2014 programme of events is now up on the programme page, together with details of the competitions that are run in conjunction with each talk. It is an interesting and varied list of speakers, starting with Flower Arranging by Eleanor Griffiths who is a demonstrator for NAFAS;- The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. In 1959 flower arranging clubs and societies banded together to form NAFAS, which now has over 100,00 members. It promises to be an informative and interesting evening, so please tell your friends and relatives about the event and come along.

Anita Gatehouse (One of the organizers of the summer show) hopes that this event will encourage more members to enter their flower arrangements in the Summer Show next August.