Bookham Flower Club

bfc03-16aBookham Flower Club members have a full programme of demonstrations and events for 2016.  The Club AGM and lunch took place in March when retiring Chairman Barbara Fairweather guided members through the business of the day.  Barbara thanked her Vice Chairman, Emma Sweeney, past Presidents and all members for their generous support throughout her term of office. Three members of committee are standing down; Christine Jones who has prepared the programme of demonstrators, Beryl Morgan-Warren who was membership secretary and Ann Watt who organised various enjoyable outings.  We welcome two new members, Jan Goddard and Christine Martin.  Jan will be in charge of competitions and Christine will arrange future demonstrators.  Barbara welcomed Emma Sweeney, our new Chairman, to complete the affairs of the day and encouraged members to lend Emma their support during the events taking place this year.

Congratulations to all who entered shows and Club competitions and those who received awards.  Anne Peck, Sue Slark and Jan Clarke took part in ‘Florimania’ at Hampton Court over the Mothering Sunday weekend.  Gillian Brand and Sue Marshall received ‘Commended’ at the Reigate Show

Forthcoming Events

Flower Arrangers Day – 6 May – many members will be taking part in placing ‘lonely bouquets’, small posies distributed anonymously throughout the district.
There will be a trip to Chichester Cathedral Flower Festival on 3 June
Bookham Village Day – We look forward to taking part and having our usual stall with flower filled baskets.
June 6 – Sue Aston will be demonstrating with a title The Funny side of Life
July 4 – Sue Flight (National Demonstrator) has a title The Master and I
Wisley Show takes place 6 – 11 September.
12/13 May 2017 – We look forward to the Club Flower Show – details in due course.

Bookham Flower Club meets on the first Monday of the month (excluding Bank Holiday) 2.15pm, at The Old Barn Hall.  Visitors are welcome join us when we have a demonstrator for a very enjoyable afternoon with wonderful flower displays.  (There is also an opportunity to visit stalls with various items of interest to flower arrangers).

Jennifer Hurrell

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