ODGC Newsletter July 2018

Welcome to:

New members – Jane and Christopher Turvey from Pudleston

Don’t forget:

We are not in the Hall again this month as our July ‘meeting’ is an afternoon outing to visit the Welsh Lavender Farm.

Stockton Bury Gardens:

Due to the refurbishment of the kitchen at Orleton Village Hall we were unable to have our regular meeting there last month. Instead, following on from the very successful talk by Tamsin Westrope, Gill Macefield persuaded her to open Stockton Bury Gardens for us on the Tuesday afternoon for a private visit. The gardens are not generally open to the public on Tuesdays, so we would like to say a special thanks to Gill as over 30 members had a very enjoyable afternoon.


A last reminder now as there is less than a month to go before Show Day is upon us. The Annual Show is our big event of the year when Club members are able to show off their produce and expertise.

The Show Committee put in a great deal of hard work organising the day and we need your help. As Club Members it is YOUR show. Please don’t leave it to just a few of us to do all the work on the day. Monica is still in need of a couple of stewards, ideally we like 2 per section so cover is provided at all times. If you would like to volunteer, please let her have your name as soon as possible. Stewarding is an all day commitment, but there is a buffet lunch available in the small hall at a very modest cost, so just let Monica or any of the show committee know if you wish to stay.

PLEASE don’t pre-judge your entries; we have all had the same very hot and dry growing conditions over the last few weeks, but we need to give our Judges some work to do!

We will also be having our normal plant sale, so if you have anything left after our very successful sale in May, all donations gratefully received.

As usual Diane Howell-Thomas and her band of merry helpers will be organising the afternoon tea. If you have some time to spare in the afternoon, Diane is always grateful for some extra pairs of hands.

September meeting:

Our speaker on the 25th September is Christine Walkden and is a ticket only evening.

As this evening is also open to non-members and we will have about 150 people in the Hall, we will need extra help such as stewards, first aid and fire officers to name but a few.

A rota has been circulated but we are still looking for extra help so please contact Monica if you are able to help. Either contact her at the show, by phone or email. (details on your membership card and on the web site)

November Club Lunch:

As the Titley ladies have retired, your committee (your vice-chairman!) have been researching alternative venues and we have booked the Riverside at Aymestrey on Sunday, 18th November.

Full details and menu choice will be available soon.

Your Club needs you:

Due to personal circumstances, Eddie and Trisha Clanzy-Hodge have decided, with immediate effect, that they are not able to carry on on the committee. We therefore need a Book Keeper to assist our Treasurer, David Davies, until the AGM.

If you are able to help please contact either Nick, David or Monica

Please note, that the web site will not be updated until further notice, hence this newsletter is being sent to you directly as an email attachment.