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 !