Christmas Lunch and Party

Yesterday 45 of us enjoyed a lovely Christmas Lunch and Party.Our members had decorated The Community Hall and given it a lovely Festive feel. The table decorations they had produced set off the scene beautifully.A Lovely four course lunch was enjoyed ,provided for us by “Sisters Catering”. This being the last time we will experience their long involvement with us providing excellent food.They are reducing the amazing workload they have carried for so long.We thank them very much and made a little presentation to show our appreciation.

We then had the pleasure of listening to eleven very talented, “The Pub Entertainers”,who as the name suggests entertained us Royally. It seems that some of our Lady Members had formed their own “Yazoo” backing section during the performance! These performances were followed by some Carols and the appearance of “Santa”! Minus his Reindeer ,they had gone to Norway to “Check out their Brexit” ! They wondered if the availability of Reindeer food might be more plentiful their !!

Many thanks to anyone who helped in any way to make yesterday such a success.May we wish all our Members and their Families an Excellent,Happy,Healthy Christmas and New Year.Also all our Community and Gardeners everywhere !!!

Successful AGM,Next Years Events

The AGM on Monday night was very successful,all posts were filled.We would like to welcome Penny and Brenda who have agreed to become Official Refreshment Committee Members!Thanks to everyone else who remained on the Committee as well.The Major concern at the AGM was our Dwindling Membership.We all agreed that at £10 a year Membership,there was very good value for money in our Association.As will be shown with the list of next years events below.

We are very much looking forward to our Xmas Lunch on Monday 10th December.Sisters Catering will for the last time be providing one of their excellent lunches for us! We would like to  Sincerely Thank them for being such an important part of our Christmas build up for many years.Entertainment is again being provided by “The Pub Singers”,so that should really get the Party Rocking !

Here is a list of 2019 EVENTS,all meetings commence at 7:00pm,with our Speaker for the night.Then at Approximately 8:00-8:15 pm,we have a cup of tea and a biscuit.This is followed by the rest of our meeting which finishes by 9:00pm. Held at The Community Hall,off St Davids Road ( next to Ysgol y Fenni),The Mardy, Abergavenny,Monmouthshire.NP7 6HF.

January 21st:- Hedgehog Rescue with Angharad Edmunds.

February 18th:- More Wildlife in a Brecon Garden,Keith Noble.

March 18th:- My Story of Pontypool Park,Dennis Tippins

JUMBLE SALE, 23rd March, Doors open 1:15pm. Refreshments,Raffle and plenty of Bargains.Finished by 3:00pm.

April 15th:- A Flower for Every Day, Roger Turner.

OUTING by Coach May 23rd visiting “Ralph Court Gardens” near Bromyard,Lunch then a visit to “The Hop Pocket”.

June 17th:- Something for Everyone,Jim Almond.

July 4th Outing,Guided Tour of Bute Park.Then onto “The Lady Katherine”,down the River Taff,with Commentary,Landing in Cardiff Bay!

Members CelebratoryTea Party,July 20th,held at Members Garden.

August 19th:- Creating a Cutting Patch to provide Flowers for the House,Amy Mackenzie-Mason.

September 7th,Annual Members Show ,Hall opens to the Public at 2:00pm.FREE ENTRY,Refreshments.

September 16th:- Wales from the Valley to the Mountains and the Gardens in between,Jill and Alun Whitehead.

October 6th,Harvest Service at St Teilo’s Church,Llantilio Pertholey ,4:00pm start ALL WELCOME.

October 16th,Harvest Supper at Monmouthshire Golf Club,details to be finalised.

Jumble Sale, October 19th,details as March 23rd.

November 18th:- Annual General Meeting ,commences 7:00pm. ALL WELCOME.

December 9th ,Christmas Lunch,Venue to be decided and details.



Thanks for your support

We would like to Thank everyone who helped,donated ,provided refreshments and served them,helped on Stalls and setting them up and clearing up.You all made for another successful Jumble Sale,also many thanks to the Public who came and supported us and picked up a Bargain !This will help towards the cost of the Coaches for our Outings in 2019!

                                 Looking out at the lovely sunshine and blue skies,it is hard to appreciate that our Annual General Meeting is fast approaching at 7:00pm on Monday November 19th at The Community Hall,The Mardy, Abergavenny,NP7 6HF. Everyone is very welcome to come along and join us,Membership is £10 a year.

Next years Speakers and Outings are all arranged and you will hear about them then.As normal your 2019 Members Booklets containing all this information, should be available at the Christmas Lunch on Monday December 10th at 1:00pm. This will be the last year for “Sisters Catering” who have a family connection to our VPA, to provide us with their lovely offerings as they start to relax a little.We thank them very much for making so many of our events memorable.We also look forward to seeing more of “The Pub Singers” and their brand of entertainment at the Party. They were excellent last year! I can still hear “The Massed Yazoo’s Playing”  ( or should that be ,making a noise ) !

Enjoy these days before the Clocks go back at the weekend and we are promised some Colder Weather!!