November 2010 Newsletter

Dear Menbers,

Roger Grier gave a very interesting talk on Wild Orchids at the November meeting. It was very well attended, which is always encouraging for any speaker. The talk was made enjoyable by Roger's down-to-earth outlook and he proved himself to be something of a poet, as all his orchid slides came with poetry as an aid to remembering their particular special attributes.

Please may I have any requests to attend the visit to Writhlington School by Tuesday 30th November 2010. The date recommended is Saturday May 14th 2011. The cost is £1 per member. Contact me at chairman@north-hampshire-orchid-society.org.uk or phone 0118 9477136.

The next meeting will be on Sunday 19th December and will be the Annual General Meeting. If there is any subject you would like discussed at the AGM, could you please let committee [ committee@north-hampshire-orchid-society.org.uk] know by Saturday 11th December, in order that the item can be included in the Agenda.

Please remember to bring along a plate of festive nibbles for all to share. A table will be available to place food on as you enter the hall.

The meeting will be arranged as follows:-
Annual General Meeting

Break for Refreshments

Slide Show of photos for the Photo Competition. Members will be asked to vote for the most popular in order that Tricia can then enter them for the Competition.

Presentation of Awards.

I will be sending out an e-mail of the Agenda and Accounts with the usual meeting reminder before the AGM. It would help to save time if you could print out a copy for yourselves to bring along to the meeting, so that you are familiar with the content, and ready to discuss any item.

It is also the time to renew our subscriptions to the NHOS. Lawrence and Ken will be available to receive them should you wish to renew.

Our next meeting after the January break will be Sunday February 20th 2010. This will be an Orchid and Craft Fair organised by the committee. Please could you come along and give your support.There will be a good selection of craft stalls, plus displays from Thames Valley Orchid Society and Wessex Society and not forgetting our own members.There is normally a prize for the best orchid in show.
Laurence Hobbs will be the trader at this event.
The hall will be open to members from 1pm should you wish to display your plant. Public will be allowed in from 2pm and admission to non-members will be 50p,members free, so please bring along your friends and family and help support NHOS. Tricia will soon have final details posted on the NHOS website.

Contact details as usual:

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Also the majority of information to be found on the NHOS website www.north-hampshire-orchid-society.org.uk

Regards,
Frances
Chairman

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