HOATH AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY
The society was formed in 1969 to promote an interest in gardening within the village and surrounding rural area, through a variety of speakers at our monthly meetings and occasional outings to various gardens throughout the south east.
Our monthly meetings are held in Hoath Village Hall at 7:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of August when no meeting is held. The annual subscription is £7.50, and we hold three flower and vegetable shows throughout the year. April is an evening show of spring flowers, July sees our Summer show and September our Autumn show, these being held on a Saturday.
The Chairman is Mr. A.R. Russell – (Telephone 860779)
The Vice-Chariman is Mrs S Hawkes
The Secretary is Mrs.A Thomas
The Treasurer is Mrs. S Hawkes
With a supporting five committee members.
Our membership is 50 +, they are friendly and enthusiastic and are pleased to see any new members with an interest in horticulture.
At the annual meeting Tony Russell, Chairman, gave a resume of the speakers, outings and Garden Shows that had taken place over the past year. The shows have seen an increase in the number of vegetable exhibits, which is very pleasing. Tony thanked the Committee, giving special thanks to Sheila the Treasurer, Ann the Secretary, Brian the Show Manager, Jean Curtis the Show Secretary and to Jean Hopkins who stood in for Jean. Thanks were also expressed to the two Pams who run the raffle and Ita for her press reports. Ita has just relinquished her post.
Tony then stood down as Chairman, after saying what a good year it has been and thanking everyone for all they do and as there were no other nominations, Tony Russell was happy to continue as Chairman for 2016/17 and the committee was also re-instated en bloc.
After a welcome cuppa and chat the raffle was drawn and a reminder given that next month is the Social evening when everyone brings a plate of food to share and a fun evening is in store with a Beetle Drive.
New members are always made welcome.