Monthly Report

Good morning all, and it's a bright one here in Devon.
 
And it's a sunny outlook too for Snitterfield Garden Club: following your great response to the mini poll via email recently (sorry I couldn't reply to all individually), I'm pleased to say that the overwhelming majority are keen to return next week on 5th October for our first Speaker of the new season: Liz Taylor of the Woodland Trust on 'Talking Trees'.
 
It was gratifying to read encouraging and complimentary emails accompanying your votes, and I feel confident that, with adherence to the recommendations made by the Village Hall Committee (VHC), we can be assured of meeting not only happily, but safely.
 
The doors will open at 7.00pm on the dot, not before.
Obviously, if you feel at all unwell, you won't attend, goes without saying.
Numbers in the hall are limited, but several who intend to return, can't make this meeting (inevitable at every meeting), and so we feel confident that this will not be exceeded.
 
The first half hour, 7.00 - 7.30, will give time to pay your membership fees and to visit the raffle stall, keeping queues for these stations to around 4/5 people at any one time please. (For the moment, we will not be serving refreshments and there is no Plant Stall this month.)
 
The VHC requires us to keep a list of attendees and we can achieve this by the showing or purchasing of membership cards, so please come prepared to pay your subs either by cheque, already made out to SGC, or the exact money of £12. This will reduce queue times at the membership desk. Thank you.
(BACS payments will be available next year.)
 
For your safety and confidence, please follow these guidelines which have been arranged in order to comply with the VHC recommendations:
 
- Use the hand sanitiser on entry and exit, and whenever else you choose.
 
- If you have already paid your membership, please show your card before finding
a seat, from there only leaving to visit the raffle stall or the toilets.
 
- If you have not paid your membership, please find a seat first, only leaving it to
join the membership or raffle queue, keeping them at around 4/5 people, or the
toilets.
 
- The Hall will be well-ventilated so you may wish to wear an extra layer.
 
- The VHC recommendations ask us to encourage the wearing of a mask.
We are fully aware that this is completely a personal choice.
 
Your seats will be placed a little further apart than normal, as you would expect, but please don't stop chatting to one another as best you can!
 
The AGM will start at 7.30 and will be a fairly short affair, allowing the Speaker to start possibly before 8pm, finishing around 9pm, before a short time for questions and the raffle draw.
 
Please do your best to support your Garden Club during these first tentative steps as we try to achieve the exciting Programme that's been arranged for you.
We really do look forward to welcoming you in person, in real life, and not on a screen, next Tuesday!

 

Happy gardening!

Gillie Waldron Chairman/Programme Secretary

01789 731830

thehillcottagebb@hotmail.com