22 October 2021
To all my friends at Clophill & District Flower Club - October newsletter
I am so pleased that you enjoy having a Club Newsletter to keep you updated on news and events at the Club and Area,
so I have decided to continue to keep everyone informed. I know there are some who are still apprehensive about
mixing in a hall with a larger group of people and I fully understand this. We make every effort to follow
Covid-19 protocols so that people feel comfortable and we will continue to do so.
On 7 October we held our first demonstration evening meeting with Arnaud Metairie.
I was delighted that Audrey Balderstone, our Area Chairman, came for the evening and really enjoyed the evening.
There has been mixed feedback but it was generally agreed that he was entertaining; he gave gardening and
flower tips and told us about his travels. He had created all his containers and used some beautiful flowers.
Overall, it was a nice evening and good to get back to flower club routine.
Kate has now received the Winter edition of The Flower Arranger magazine which features Home Counties Area
and designs that were photographed and carried out by our members at Audrey Balderstone’s home – Ann Swain,
Doug Howard and Linda O’Toole. The magazine was full of inspiration and ideas to appeal to all levels. Congratulations
to Ann, Doug, Linda and other Area members – Tracey Beaumont, Fiona Harrison and Anneli Densham, Geoff Fox
and Penny Hyde. Kate has some spare copies if you would like to have one.
Area AGM, Lunch and Demonstration - Friday 19 November at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon.
If you would like to come, please let me know. Tickets £35 are still available. The demonstrator is Arnaud Metairie
and a hot buffet meal is included.
A Christmas wreath making workshop on Monday 29 November – just in time for Advent.
The cost will include spruce rings, seasonal foliage, cones, wires, ribbons, tuition and
refreshments. Please bring your own choice of decorations either natural or artificial to make
your wreath unique to you.
Please contact me if you would like to attend. Cost £28 - Venue: St Mary’s Church, Clophill – Time: 1000-1300
Flower club will give a donation to the church for use of the venue.
With my very best wishes
Chairman of Clophill & District Flower Club