REPORT FROM NEW
Our 6 members who attended the NFS AGM were unanimous in their praise
the organisation by the
and great efforts by the members – great fun and friendliness as is the usual at this annual event
. We congratulate our new Secretary (Gwen Thompson) on also being appointed as National Secretary.
We continue to have our bloom competitions – single, double and a stem; also our pot plant competition
– this year LILAC PRINCESS – well-grown cuttings kindly donated by Chas Wilcox.
This competition goes on until our June meeting.
The summer has been extremely dry in New Plymouth and for many weeks now we have had reduced watering
which has meant saving as much waste water as possible.
It is amazing how much water can be saved in containers waiting for the hot water.
But we all would hate to have no water so most seem to comply.
However some plants could do with a really good downpour.
To date I have had 3 mls this month – a total of 15 in March and 13 in
February when our average in New Plymouth was 150 per month!
Climate changes do seem to be happening.
Our new Officers appointed at our AGM last October are as follows:
President: Avis Moratti Secretary: Gwen Thompson: Treasurer: Marlene Adams;
Publicity: Marion Prestney Committee: Annabel Capper. Catering,
Chas Wilcox Club Scribe,
Marie Mawhinney Raffles and Trading table
Official addresses are as follows:
President: Avis Moratti,
Secretary: Gwen Thompson,
Meetings held St James’ Presbyterian Church Lounge Lawry St New Plymouth,
on 2nd Thursday of each month 1.30 (excepting January)
Marion Prestney Publicity Officer.