A belated Happy New Year to you all and I hope that you all had a good Christmas. Our last meeting was the Christmas social and I hope all those who attended enjoyed the evening. At the start of the meeting Adrian announced that he is standing down as Chairman due to the fact that he is moving. He had also done the quiz and I think it was voted 18-2 to do the quiz. Our usual team had got split so we came 2nd.
Congratulations to Sally, Derek, Ross and Clive for coming 1st they got seven oaks=7 points! (all I’m saying is white Christmas). Thank you to all of you who brought in food to share, we had a very good selection available.
Tree of the month looked good with lots of different styles. I was most surprised that I won and thank you to those who voted for my tree (even the hall Christmas tree got 3 votes!). A fleece jumper was left behind so it’s now with Clive and I. We have received one nomination for Chairman. Hopefully the AGM won’t take too long.
After the AGM we want to start selecting trees for the Swindon Winter Image Show so can you PLEASE, PLEASE bring in trees for selection. The Swindon Show is on Sunday 19th February, which will soon be here. We will be having a dummy run at the hall on Saturday 11th February. So PLEASE bring in your trees to the January meeting so everyone can have a comment. It will also give you a month to get your tree ready if selected. Thank you. Sandra
Don’t forget North Bradley workshops (1st Thursday of the month) January there were 7 there working on a variety of trees.
Our next meeting is at 7.45pm in Christ Church Hall on the 19th January and the tree of the Month will be “Winter Silhouette”. There will be a prize giving and preparation for the Swindon Show.
See you all at the next meeting. Sandra and Tom.