30 August 2023
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - August Newsletter
Well the Summer is almost over but I am looking forward to the Autumn with warm days and lots of changing colours. We didn’t have a meeting in August, although the Committee had a very social afternoon tea in my garden and the sun shone all the time – in fact I was worried it was going to be too hot! We held a short committee meeting but mostly it was chatting, eating and drinking!
I think most people enjoyed Rekha Naidoo’s demonstration in July as her designs were very colourful and different as they reflected her Indian culture.
Next month on 7th September we have Fiona Harrison demonstrating at our club for the first time. She is one of the ‘rising stars’ in our Area as she enjoys entering shows, as well as demonstrating and teaching. Her title is ‘The Golden Age of Ocean Travel’. Fiona won a First prize at the recent National Show and awards at Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court and Hylands House shows. I am sure we will have a good evening.
The Charity table is very successful and the Committee have decided to have books again as the theme next Thursday as we still have a lot in the cupboard. If you want to donate some new stock please bring it along.
The Committee are aware that as we have 85 members + visitors it makes a lot of washing up from serving the tea and coffee, so we have decided that we will use disposable cups (recyclable) or if you wish to bring your own mug we will fill it up for you! We want to be eco- friendly but we want to be fair to Joan and Ann our hostesses so that they are not stuck in the kitchen. If you are able to offer help with serving please let them know.
At Barton Village Show Sunday 23rd July I was delighted that one of our new members Felicity Pinner entered two classes and gained two First Prizes. Well done Felicity for having the courage to enter a competition and creating two lovely designs. Don’t forget the Shefford Craft and Produce Show on 9th September – details in my last newsletter.
Last month I sent details of A Special Area Day on 3rd October, to be held in Wheathampstead. The day will be full of activities relating to floral art where all members have to chance to learn more about the Principles and Elements of Design from several experienced tutors who will teach you how they relate to our arrangements, demonstrating and competitions. Please think about coming as I am sure you will enjoy the day. Please ask Celia or me for a registration form at the Club meeting.
Advance Notice. Our Area AGM/Lunch/Demonstration will be on 22nd November at Spotlight Theatre, Broxbourne.
I hope to see you on 7th September. With my best wishes,
Chairman of Clophill & District Flower Club