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The Winsham Horticultural Society in the Year 2000.

As every year, planning for 2000 was started at the AGM the previous year, November 23rd 1999.
Officers elected were, President - Mrs J Cameron re-elected. Vice Presidents - John Hammett and Jack Peadon re-elected. Chairman - Bob Cooke, elected again after a few years as Vice Chairman. Stephen Rowsell, having stepped down as Chairman due to work commitment, was made Vice Chairman. Treasurer - Janet Smart, having taken over from Jim Aslett. Secretary - Trish Baxter re-elected.


At this AGM it was decided to hold just one show in the Year 2000, in place of the Summer Show in August and the Autumn Show in October, with a probable date being the third Saturday in September.

Now to the Year 2000.

The first committee meeting in January confirmed the Show date as September 16th and rearranged the Schedules to incorporate as much as possible into one show. The result was success, except that, being much earlier than the usual Autumn Show, no Chrysanthemums were entered.

The first event of the year was the annual plant sale. Over the last few years we have invited the Redman Family to bring plants from their nursery and give us a percentage, which has been very generous.     Show Day
   

 Now on to the AGM of 2000 which was on November 21st.

Mrs Cameron, after many years as President decided it was time to retire. We thanked her for all the time and effort she has put into the Society. John Hammett was elected President. As one of our previous Vice Presidents had sadly passed away since our last AGM, I refer to Jack Peadon whose support and help over many years was much appreciated, Vic Chubb and Les Toulmin were elected as Vice Presidents. Bob Cooke, Chairman, Stephen Rowsell, Vice Chairman and Janet Smart were re-elected. Trish Baxter did not wish to be re-elected as Secretary, so Hilda Vaughan was elected with Margaret Long as Chief Caterer.

In the Chairman's report he put forward a proposal that next year we hold an evening show in October to cater for the lost Chrysanthemums in our earlier show this year, together with some other cut flower classes. Also to stage the Art Classes on this evening instead of the main show, with perhaps a bring and buy of Autumn plants and cuttings plus refreshments. It was later agreed and Saturday, October 27th 2001 has been booked. The Main Show date is September 15th 2001.


B.C.


In July was the Church Flower festival when we had an area to stage "Dairy Farming". Buttercup and Daisy, made by Janet Smart, and a magnificent flower display in the Font, by John Hammett, was talked about for weeks after.

Show day - September 16th. The previous few days had been wet and windy which made a slight difference to the quality of cut flowers that we may have expected. Having said that, there was not much spare space. Vegetables were much the same but both the Children's and Art classes were up.Now on to the AGM of 2000 which was on November 21st.

Mrs Cameron, after many years as President decided it was time to retire. We thanked her for all the time and effort she has put into the Society. John Hammett was elected President. As one of our previous Vice Presidents had sadly passed away since our last AGM, I refer to Jack Peadon whose support and help over many years was much appreciated, Vic Chubb and Les Toulmin were elected as Vice Presidents. Bob Cooke, Chairman, Stephen Rowsell, Vice Chairman and Janet Smart were re-elected. Trish Baxter did not wish to be re-elected as Secretary, so Hilda Vaughan was elected with Margaret Long as Chief Caterer.

In the Chairman's report he put forward a proposal that next year we hold an evening show in October to cater for the lost Chrysanthemums in our earlier show this year, together with some other cut flower classes. Also to stage the Art Classes on this evening instead of the main show, with perhaps a bring and buy of Autumn plants and cuttings plus refreshments. It was later agreed and Saturday, October 27th 2001 has been booked. The Main Show date is September 15th 2001.B.C.



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