Members tetsted their skills in a Christmas-inspired competition. Here are the entries and results:
First prize, Beginners (“A Christmas Cracker”) – Doreen Parkinson
First Prize, Intermediates (“A Hippy Christmas”) – Peter Mathers
Second Prize, Intermediates (“A Hippy Christmas”) – Lorraine Walker
First Prize, Advanced (“A Downton Christmas”) – Angela Clithero
Second Prize, Advanced (“A Downton Christmas”) – Alex Bryant
Third Prize, Advanced (“A Downton Christmas”) – Tony Cleaver
Highly Commended, Advanced (“A Downton Christmas”) – Daphne Dawson
Ann Simpson led a workshop to prepare members for the Christmas Competition that will take place in November. She demonstrated two of the three designs, that for Beginners (A Cracking Christmas) and Intermediates (A Hippy Christmas). Below are Ann’s two designs together with some members hard at work:
Three members of the Club, Ann Simpson, Daphne Dawson and Peter Mathers were involved in designing a non-judged exhibit at the Harrogate Autumn Show together with four other Clubs in the North East Area. The class title was “It’s a Pantomime” and our exhibit was “Puss in Boots”. Below are Ann, Daphne and Peter with their exhibit which earned them much favourable comment.
Officers changed and awards were handed out at the AGM that took place in September.
The meeting was chaired by outgoing President Sue Cawood, with outgoing Chairman Peter Mathers looking on:
The incoming Chairman Daphne Dawson being welcomed by Sue Cawood:
Awards given out at the AGM were Beginners 1st Prize Astrid Henckel:
Beginners 2nd Prize Peter Mathers.
Intermediates 1st Prize Angela Clithero (who was on holiday)
Intermediates 2nd Prize Alison Jackson:
Advanced 1st Prize Joint Award to Tony Cleaver:
and Daphne Dawson:
Additionally Astrid Henckel was awarded the Challenge Cup for earning the most points over the past two years:
and Barbara Hudson, the incoming Vice Chairman, who also was away on holiday, who was awarded the Best Improver.
A large contingent of members and friends gained privileged access to the beautiful garden of Marston Grange, just to the east of York. We were favoured by beautiful weather and some great views over the surrounding historic countryside of the Vale of York.
A very big thanks to Beryl Cotton from Cheshire Area who entertained members and guests of New Earswick Flower Club with her demonstration “Let’s Celebrate”.
Congratulations to our Flower Club member Ann Simpson who designed this tremendous exhibit for the “Where Butterflies Dance” class at the 2016 Harrogate Flower Show.