Newsletter – January 2022

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Welcome Back, New Year, New Start:
This month we are re-introducing refreshments at the start of the meeting and thanks to Bobbie Stubbs and Marjan Bartlett-Freriks for being the first volunteers.

Although things change from Thursday, at the moment masks must be worn in the Hall when walking around but obviously, not when you are sitting drinking!!

Please respect social distancing when queueing for your drink and remember, the cost is included in your membership!

REMEMBER:
It is time for your memberships to be renewed.

If you are paying by cheque, it would be much appreciated if you could have it ready beforehand.  It should be made payable to ODGC to the value of £12.50.

JANUARY SPEAKER:

Popular speaker, Kev Alviti, is returning to our club to talk about ‘Preserving the Harvest’.

 


NEW MEMBERS:
We welcome Dennis and Jackie Davies from Leominster

THANKS:
We would be grateful for any help setting up before and clearing away the chairs after the meeting.

We did pass a rota for refreshments around at the AGM but there are still some gaps so we will pass it around again.

A.G.M.:
For those who were unable to attend the A.G.M., a write up of the very informative talks given by both of our judges – David Griffiths and Maurice Bracher – is now on our website.

MARCH MEAL:
As you will have seen from the programme, we have arranged our annual dinner at The Oak at Wigmore on Tuesday 15th March.

Menu and booking form are now available here.  Numbers may be limited so don’t waste too much time choosing!

 

CELEBRITY SPEAKER:
As announced at the AGM, our Celebrity speaker this year is Toby Buckland and full details are on our website.

As with previous celebrities, we will be selling the tickets for this event at our March, April meetings and the Plant sale to members only at a cost of £7.  After the plant sale tickets will be sold at full price of £14 either through the Village Shop or via post to Gill.

 

28th JUNE – VISIT TO RHS BRIDGEWATER:

This is a coach outing and is limited to 53 seats and we already have over half the seats filled, so if you are interested, please get your name on the list soon.  The outing is restricted to paid up members!

 

AUGUST SHOW:
The Schedule is being finalised; a few tweaks are having to be made to the recipes.  Watch this space:

MARSHALLS SEEDS:
The new catalogue has been delivered and copies will be available on Club night.  It isn’t too late to place your order, especially with new items in the catalogue and on their website.

NEXT MONTH’S SPEAKER:

Penny Usher will be talking to us about the National Gardens Scheme.

 

Covid-19:
We would encourage members to follow the latest government coronavirus guidance when attending club meetings (www.gov.uk/coronavirus)

Monica