Our October meeting was combined with the annual Leek and Onion Show. Congratulations to Robert Hanson who was voted winner of the William Hallam Memorial Trophy this year for the best pair of leeks. Robert has had a very successful year as he also came away with first prize for the single onion class. Thanks to everyone else who entered – all the exhibits looked great!
Unfortunately, our planned guest speaker for the evening, Howard Drury, was forced to cancel his talk due to illness. We were fortunate that Alan Filmer could step into the breach at the last minute and present his slides and information regarding the volcanoes, geology and plant life of the island of Hawaii. Our sincere thanks to Alan for volunteering to help us out.
On Monday 13th November we have our AGM. Officers and Committee members are willing to stand for the next term. There is presently at least one vacancy. Please note that additional nominations for the Committee would be most welcome and are best communicated to any existing committee member before the meeting. Otherwise, suggestions for nominations will be taken from the floor. All nominations must be seconded and with the knowledge of the nominee.
Immediately following the AGM, there will be a talk about “St Anne’s Heritage Allotments”. We will also be welcoming the local RNLI ladies who will be selling goods, ready for the run-up to Christmas, so if you plan to come along to the AGM, do bring some spare cash with you!
The Dobies’ discount seed scheme is being organised by Malcolm Lewis on behalf of the Society. The scheme gives you an opportunity to purchase goods from the extensive Dobies catalogue at reduced prices whilst, at the same time, generating funds for the Society. The scheme is open to non-Members too: if you would like a copy of the catalogue and more information, please contact Malcolm direct as soon as possible. Catalogues will be distributed to Members in the usual manner.
A reminder to all Members that subscriptions are due on December 1st in the year preceding (i.e. subscriptions for membership in 2018 are due on December 1st 2017). The fee for annual subscriptions in 2018 will be £6.00 per person.
And finally….the Society’s Christmas Social event will take place on Monday 11 December. This is a Members-only event and full details will be distributed to Members shortly. The cost of £7.00 per person includes buffet refreshments, a raffle, quizzes (with prizes) and festive fun!
Our annual pantomime for 2018 is
Jack and the Beanstalk
Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th January
Auditions will be held on Monday 6th November in Burton Joyce Village Hall - 7.00pm for juniors and 7.30pm for adults.
All are welcome for acting roles, stage crew, creative team and front-of-house.
The Crafty Chatters
A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we'll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.