28 September 2020
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - September Newsletter
Here is my latest update to keep you informed, to let you know that you are not forgotten and one day we will meet again as we have always done to share our love of flowers and also friendship. The days are getting shorter and things are still not looking good but I hope my news will give you some hope and things of interest.
In August the Committee met for the first time since February. We had a lovely afternoon in Ann S’s garden – socially distanced of course. We began with Pimms and lots of chat. Then we held a meeting to discuss Club matters, followed by a delicious afternoon tea. We discussed future meetings and decided that the Club will not resume until February 2021 at the earliest due to the Covid-19 restrictions and the risks to all our members. Joan has rebooked most of this year’s demonstrators in 2021 and 2022, so you haven’t missed them! Our Charity fund that we had started at the beginning of 2020 will be carried over to next year.
I know that some clubs in Home Counties Area have begun to meet but they have fewer members and larger halls than us but now I think the latest restrictions will make a difference to their plans. The Area has now got a new website flowershomecounties.com. Please look on it for all the latest news and the Area News (usually a booklet) is now published on there.
Last weekend the Club was asked to do wedding flowers for
a small wedding. Two members, Ann S. and I spent
Friday morning in Silsoe Church arranging blue, yellow and
white flowers for a rustic styled wedding.
We all enjoyed to be arranging and working together.
This is the beautiful pedestal that Ann S. created.
The profits will be donated to the Club funds for our charity fund.
Noreen, one of our active members, has challenged us to make
an Autumn wreath or something seasonal that gives us pleasure.
This is her design.
If you are inspired to make something please send me a picture
so we can put it on our Club website
Linda, another very talented member, has been busy
during 'lockdown' making tiaras and necklaces using
dried plant material.
They are absolutely beautiful as you can see
( although rather small!!)
Take care and keep safe. With my very best wishes
Chairman of Clophill & District Flower Club