Autumn Newsletter 2017

INTER-CLUB QUIZ and A.G.M.

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER – Normandy Hall, 2.30 pm

MANOR FARM, GLAZIERS LANE, NORMANDY, GUILDFORD, GU3 2DT. Just off the main A 323 Guildford /Aldershot road at Normandy, turn into Glaziers Lane then 500 yds on left

We hope to have a very quick AGM (Agenda on last page) and then on with the Quiz.

Ten clubs said they would like to take part in the quiz, and we have 27 maybe’s so please could you now conscript three members of your club for a team, and confirm your clubs entry to Secretary Janet Arm. Remember, it is like ‘Millionaire’ where four answers to each question are given and all answers are written down. You can guess if you are not sure and teams can confer, so if one of the members knows the answer you can all choose the same and pick up maximum points. Team supporters and visitors from any club are welcome – money prizes for teams and prizes for the audience!

Sprint Talk 2018

Now please note this date:- Sunday 4th March Spring Talk with Kew Garden’s Tony Kirkham (as seen on the BBC series ‘A Year at Kew’). Details/tickets at AGM

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR CLUB’S ENTRY INTO THE QUIZ A.S.A.P TO SECRETARY JANET ARM.

Thank you!

SUMMER VISIT – GREENHILL GARDENS.

This year the weather was really rather too hot for a garden visit, but 156 club members turned up to stroll round the lovely gardens and through the woodland walks. We’re pleased to say that the collection for the Alex Smith Charity from the SHF Members who attended totalled £800, which is a terrific achievement! Even better news is that the owners had an event afterwards, and took that total up to £10,000! (The Damian Hurst print raised most of this.) An update from the garden owners says that Alex Smith is doing quite well, although the tumour is still small, it does not seem to be growing. He is now able to get part of his treatment over here in Guildford, which means he can now spend more time with his family. He is also going to be able to fit in a break and go to Ibiza for a few days. All of which is really good news.
Thanks again to everyone who attended – now where shall we go next year?

NEW JUDGES AND LECTURERS LISTS.

The biennial lists produced by the Surrey Guild of Horticultural Judges and Lecturers are now out, and as you know, these lists are provided as part of the benefits of belonging to the Surrey Federation . For those of you who would like to get their hands on the new copies as soon as possible we have enclosed a copy of your subscription renewal form for 2018 so if you would like to pay a few months early then the new lists will be sent out to you.

WISLEY SHOW – 5th to 10th September from 9am until 5pm.

Just a reminder that it is the Wisley Show this coming week. Not only are there lots of specialist nurseries selling their plants, but marquees hosting the Dahlia Society Show and NAFAS Flower Arrangement show. It can be very busy, so our suggestion is to go early and get in as soon as it opens, or wait until after 3.30 when a lot of people have gone!

MEDICINAL PLANT LECTURE.

The last lecture of 2017 will be held at the Royal College of Physicians on Monday 11th September, 1.30-6 pm.
Sue Harris will talk on how herbal medicines are regulated, and Professor Hylands on medicines that come from plants. During the interval there will be tours of the college’s famous medicinal garden with an emphasis on the plants mentioned in the lecture. Price £10 per person. Details from garden@rcplondon.ac.uk

COUNCIL MEETINGS:

Onslow Village Hall Committee Room. October 20th and December 1st at 7.30 pm

SURREY HORTICULTURAL FEDERATION – 41st A.G.M. Sunday 29th October – Normandy Hall 2.30pm

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
  2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING.
  3. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
  4. CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT.
  5. TREASURER’S REPORT.
  6. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
  7. FUTURE EVENTS.
  8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS – Please contact Secretary if there is anything you would like to raise.

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