22 May 2023
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - May Newsletter
Member’s Day in late April was enjoyed by 140 members and it was lovely a group of our members attended.
Katherine Kear, our National Chairman began by answering questions from the floor and then gave an excellent talk. The buffet was well presented with a good variety of savoury and sweet items. Lucy Ellis gave a demonstration all about diamonds with some beautiful designs.
On 12 May I went to the National Competitions at Gloucester Cathedral with 3 friends from the Club. It was a great weekend in a super location. On Friday evening I went to the Penno and Price demonstration that was very entertaining and the stage looked amazing at the end. The Cathedral provided a beautiful venue with 18 classes that were very varied and reflected the history and fabric of the building. There were 216 exhibits and the Show was of a high standard. Rekha Naidoo and Theresa Rodrigues represented Home Counties in the Area Class ‘ On the Shoulder’s of Giants’. Their design was spectacular and gained a Commended Award, which was excellent as there were 14 in the class all of a high standard. Rekha is demonstrating to our Club in July and Theresa came last year.
Fiona Harrison gained a 1st prize in Class 12 ‘Celebrating Courage’ .
Fiona is coming to demonstrate to us in September – so we get the best!
Linda O’Toole entered ‘Echoes of the Green Man’
with an amazing design.
I was proud of all of them and appreciated them entering from Home Counties. Lesley Sturdy was the Competitions Secretary and played a large part in the organisation of the Show. Well done to all of them!
On 1 June we have David Wright coming to us for the first time to demonstrate ‘20/20 A Vision’.
The theme of the Charity Stall will be plants, cuttings and seedlings so if you have any donations, I am sure they will appeal to the members. If there are any left we will take them to the Clophill Village Fete on 17th June where we annually have a Plant Stall in aid of our Charity, Noah Enterprises. Luton
There is a Flower Festival and Fete at Flitwick 27th and 28th May. Barton Village Show Sunday 23rd July. There is a Floral Art Section with 3 classes. All details are on the schedule that can be collected from the Club on Thursday or from Barton-le-Clay Parish Council. Please take the opportunity to enter a show and use your flower arranging skills
I hope to see you on 1st June. With my best wishes