Summer 2013 Newsletter

Summer Show Reminder!!!
A big reminder that the summer show is on Saturday 3rd August at the St. Nicholas Church Center, Bedhampton. Exhibits can be set up from 9am and the show is open to the public at 2pm, entrance fee 50p. There is plenty of parking in the roads round the venue.

After last year’s awful weather, when we had to cancel the show, it would be really good to have a bumper one this year!! Unfortunately, this is the last time that the Show Manager Geoff Tanton is able to carry out this role, so it would be especially good if we could make it a really memorable swansong for him!!

There are the usual fruit, vegetable, flower and cookery sections for members only and open sections for children, handicrafts and flower arranging. The theme for the flower arranging is ‘Coronation – 60 years’. If you know of someone who is not a member, but would like to enter something, they can always enrol for £3 before the show, call Biddy Wylie on (02392) 475226 for details. Show schedules are Geoff Tanton on (02392) 479419. Any offers of help to set up before the show or to clear up afterwards will be gratefully accepted.

May Supper
This was well attended and we must thank Viv Costall and her team for all their hard work to make this such a success.

Tribute to Laurie Pannell
We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Laurie in the spring, after a period of ill health. Laurie was a leading member of the late trading store and his entries in the cake section of our shows were legendary. Our sympathies go out to his widow Janet, who is a great contributor to the Society.

Havant Goes Greener Family Fair
The Society is having a stall at the event on Saturday 14th September in Havant Park. Surplus stock from the store will be available for sale, as will any contributions of plants etc. from our members. It will be a good chance for publicity for the Society and hopefully we may get new members! Any enquiries to Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140.

Committee Members Needed
Our Treasurer Viv Costall is resigning at the A.G.M. and so we desperately need a new treasurer. Viv has held this position for many years and we offer her our heart-felt thanks for all her hard work. As already mentioned, Geoff Tanton is also resigning as Show Manager, so we need someone to take over his duties, again we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ for all his hard work over the years. We would like to have more committee members help to spread the load!

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