Cottage Garden Society Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Leigh & District Cottage Garden Society took place on Tuesday 24th November at the Village Hall. 

Douglas Frost, who has taken on the role of Treasurer, reported that the Summer Show, which made a loss of around a thousand pounds last year, this year made a profit of 446.  This dramatic turnaround is due to a number of factors, including the success of the stalls, of the Teas and Cakes tent, and the newly introduced charge of 2 to adult non members.

Show Secretary Helen Tanebourne then gave a report on the 2015 Summer Show, which was very well supported by entries, especially by the schools.  Work on the 2016 schedule is underway and suggestions for additons or amendments to classes will always be welcome. Click here to visit the LDCGS website, which was also launched this year, for contact details.

Chairman Mark Dobell gave the President's apologies as he was abroad, but thanked him for his committment and support for the Society.

He also thanked the Hon. Secretary, Lucy Halahan, who was not standing for re-election.  Because of the amount of work that the role has, the committee has decided to split it into three new roles of Minutes Secretary, Publicity Officer and Events Officer, and invited members to come forward to fill these positions on the Committee.

Among other news and discussion, he announced that a trip to West Dean is planned for next July, and that the Society will be at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 6th December.  Mark also mentioned that the marquee used for the Summer Show is available for on the Saturday evening and Sunday for hire for other events once the show closes.

The following people were then thanked for their contribution, followed by refreshments made by Leslie Eley to her usual high standard.

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Mark Dobell thanking members of the Committee, here with Hon. Secretary Lucy Halahan.
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And Show Secretary and former Treasurer Helen Tanebourne.


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Show Stalls organiser Charlotte Kinloch
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Penny Taneborne
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Membership Secretary Margaret Knight
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Colin Dawson
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New Treasurer Douglas Frost

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and last but not least Lesley Eley for her delicious refreshments at  society events.
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