Pre Valentine Lunch !

We have re-arranged the cancelled Xmas Lunch.It will now be held slightly earlier,at the same venue,12:30 pm for 1:00 pm dining.We hopefully shall have “The Pub Singers” to entertain following this,from 2:30 until 3:30 approximately.We have to Vacate the Hall by 16:00 hrs for another Group to use it.

The “Man in Red” shall not be arriving ” I am told he has gone on his Holidays ” !! There will be no need to bring a Present ,as their will be no Sack to put it into !!

We shall be “Having a Raffle and Bottles of Wine etc will be Welcomed”.This is a change of Policy regarding the Raffle Prizes.

Full details will be given at the Normal Meeting on Monday 15th January,commencing at 19:00hrs.We shall have the pleasure of a Malcolm Meadows presentation.This will be “David Hockney a retrospection on 80 years”,this shall be accompanied with Music.Everyone is welcome to attend what should be a very enjoyable evening .

Today’s Xmas Party and Lunch Cancelled

Due to the weather conditions, we unfortunately have had to cancel The Xmas Lunch and Party Scheduled for today.The next event will be on the 15th January at 7:00 pm in The Community Hall.We will enjoy Malcolm Meadows presentation on a “Retrospective look at 80 years of David Hockney”,with Musical Acommpaniment  !!



Update on last nights AGM

We celebrated another excellent year last night and revealed plans for what is in store for 2018.Congratulations were given to all the Members concerned with the various events held and the support given to them.Also to 2017’s Social Outings and Events,which were thoroughly enjoyed ! Various Committee Members were given Thanks for their efforts and help in our past year.

We are always trying to attract New Members,our Subscription for the year has just risen to £10 .We believe that we give excellent value in the range of our Years events,so please come and join us ! Our Meetings are held at The Community Hall,next to Ysgol y Fenni,off St Davids Road,The Mardy, Abergavenny, Mon.NP7 6HF. Our Speakers give their Presentation at 7:00 pm,we then have an Interval,A cup of Tea and a Biscuit.Then we hold a short Business Meeting we are generally finished by 9:00pm.

All Members holding Elected posts were Re-Elected,with the outstanding Committee Member Bob Breeze now having moved away,we needed a  Replacement.We are very pleased that one of our Vice Chairs and Original Members,,George Smith has stepped forward to Serve,his enormous knowledge and expertise is just what we needed,Thank You George.

We ended the evening with a “Fun Quiz”,our Secretary Maureen’s carefully prepared “Leaf Quiz” had even our most knowledgeable Members Scratching their heads at times,” I hope they did not get any Splinters”!

We now look forward to our Christmas Lunch provided by “Sisters Catering” and Entertainment which is going to be provided by “The Pub Singers” ! This will be our last event in 2017.

The following Speakers have been Booked for 2018 Season,also the following Events:-

January 15th                 Malcolm Meadows, A Retrospection on 80 years,David Hockney,accompanied by Music

February 5th                 Committee Meeting

February 19th              Keith Noble,   Birds and Wildlife in a Brecon Garden ( On Behalf of Brecon Wildlife Trust )

March 19th                    Helen Picton, Magnificent Michelmas Daisies ( Holds the National Collection at Colwall,near Malvern )

March 24th                    Jumble Sale at the Community Hall,doors open to Public at 1:15 pm

April 16th                      Jack Willgoss,Perennial Violas  ( Bouts Nurseries )

April 30th                      Committee Meeting

May 23rd                       Outing to Oakham Treasures

June 18th                     Margaret Hull,Shell Houses

July 4th                        Outing details to be advised

July 21st                      Summer Tea Party at Members Garden

August 20th               Pat Wilkie, Great Dixter and The Lloyd Family

September 1st          Annual Members Show at The Community Hall,open to Public at 2:00pm

September 17th,     Angela Thompson, Growing in Pots

October 7th              Harvest Festival Service, 4:00 pm, St Teilo’s Church,everyone most welcome.

October 10th            Harvest Supper,Monmouthshire Golf Club,Llanfoist.

October 20th            Jumble Sale at The Community Hall,doors open to Public at 1:15 pm

November 19th        Annual General Meeting

December 10th       Christmas Lunch and Party

Enjoy what remains of some wonderful Autumn Colours in the Countryside,what a show it has been !