MEETINGS HELD AT 8pm IN OAKLEY VILLAGE HALL 3rd TUESDAY OF MONTH
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CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS 2017
Welcome to all New Members to our Gardening Club in Oakley
At the last AGM in 2016 we asked the floor to make some decisions on the way forward for the club as attendances and members were dropping. Members agreed to raise the annual fee to £10 and charge 50p for tea etc. at meetings, which will help address any shortfalls for 2017.
Whilst keeping our total independence, the current committee have asked Long Crendon and other local clubs to share information on meetings, trips etc. so we ensure that they are well attended and supported. We are also on Facebook which hopefully will stretch to a younger audience. All this hopefully will reduce costs and lower the cost of membership in the future.
We are listening to what the members say and will attempt to improve further information on the subject matter of the speakers in 2017. Believe it or not, this can be quite difficult!
Another point is, may I ask ALL members to respect our speakers whilst they are presenting /answering questions and to minimise any noise as it can be a distraction.
THANK YOU in anticipation.
Further to my paragraph regarding sharing information to other clubs I am extremely pleased to report we now have Long Crendon, Horton and Forest Hill communicating with us regarding meetings and trips which should ensure “Full Houses”. Needless to say the priority will be given to “HOME” members of the club organising the trip.
Let’s hope the weather is more suitable to gardening this year so I wish you all good health and a wonderful show in your gardens or allotments of shrubs, flowers or vegetables in 2017 and let’s encourage our younger generations to join our group to enjoy the delights of the land we sometimes take for granted.