Summer 2009 Newsletter

Summer Show
Do not forget the date for this year’s show is 1stAugust and it will be held at the St. Nicholas Church Centre, Belmont Grove, Bedhampton. To get there, turn right into Hulbert Road at the traffic lights and then left into Queen Anne’s Drive. The show opens for the public at 2pm. Entrance is 50p for adults and accompanied children are free. There is plenty of parking nearby. I’m pretty sure that most of our members could enter for at least one section and multiple entries are positively encouraged!!

The children’s section is open to grandchildren too, so please encourage them to enter.  The floral arrangement section is open to non-members as well as members, this year’s theme is “a summer meadow”. Geoff Tanton, the Show Manager, can supply schedules and entry forms, which are also available at the Store. He would welcome any volunteers to help set up the evening before. Please contact him on (02392) 479419.

Congratulations
Our Vice President, Paul Harrison, will be ninety this month and we send him our very best wishes.

May Supper
Three dozen guests came to this event which was held in the newly-modernised and bright United Reformed Hall. Everyone had a really good time and we would like to say a Very big “thank you” to Viv and all her helpers.

September Talk
This will be held on the last Wednesday in September at the United Reformed Church Hall. The entrance fee will now be £1.

Distribution Store
This will be closed on the day of the summer show. We desperately need people to volunteer to help out at the store on an occasional basis as Gwen and Viv need to have a break. You would not be left on your own and it can be great fun meeting other members. If you feel you could help, please go to the Store one Saturday afternoon and talk to them, or phone Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140.

Hampshire federation of Horticultural Societies Peter Maunder Garden Competition
Rex & Maureen Ballard-neale have entered their garden in Beach Road, Emsworth on behalf of the Society. Judging takes place in July/August and we wish them every success.

Havant Tree Wardens
A meeting was held in June and several of our members have now formed a group to preserve trees in our area.

And finally
Greenfly, it’s difficult to see
Why God, who made the rose, made thee.

A.P. Herbert – 1890-1971

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