March 2010 Newsletter

Dear Members,

March has come and gone all too quickly. Our Spring Show at Oakley went very well, considering that our pre-arranged display at Conkers Garden centre to advertise the event was cancelled by Conkers at the last minute. The Show was well attended by the public who took advantage of the various items for sale and the delicious cakes kindly donated by Gill Britnell and Maureen Spencer. This attendance was mainly due to Steve Langston's efforts re distributing posters and to the members who advertised the event by displaying a poster in their local area.
Thames Valley put on an excellent display as did NHOS thanks to David Martin and Maureen Spencer who arranged the table display of orchids brought in by various members. Tricia Garner will hopefully have photos of the event on our website where you will see for yourselves the quality of the displays. The local Gazette also have pictures.

It was slightly disappointing that so few members attended as they missed out on a delightful and interesting social event. It was proposed as a normal club meeting, the object of which was to promote interest in the society.

Thames Valley and NHOS judged each other's display and a bottle of wine was awarded to the 1st places on both tables. Sheila Bicknell came 1st on our table and also won 'Best in Show' which was judged by Ian Plested.

With the help of the cake donations already mentioned, catering made a profit of £34.64.

Thanks once again to all committee members and members who made the event worth while.

REMINDERS OF FUTURE EVENTS.

SATURDAY APRIL 10th.

--Thames Valley Show at Hare Hatch Nursery, Twyford.
Plants still needed for NHOS display. It would be nice to support their society in the manner that they supported our Show.

SATURDAY APRIL 24th.

-- Free visit to RHS Gardens Wisley. Meeting outside main entrance 11am. Friends and relatives welcome,who are also entitled to free entry. Some of our members will be exhibiting at the OSGB Show which is held in the grounds.
TICKETS TO BE ORDERED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 16th APRIL.

SUNDAY MAY 16th.

--- Our next meeting at Oakley. Roy Smith will be talking about Phalaenopsis Orchids.

I have been asked by Graham Westmore to thank everyone who has sent Thelma their get well wishes. She has all the cards displayed on the wall behind her bed.

Everyone should have a note of the programme for 2010. Thanks to Gill for her efforts. It is not easy when there are so few decent speakers to call on.
As usual, if you need to contact,please e-mail chair.gif - 2951 bytes or Telephone 01189477136
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All the best

Fran

Chairman

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