We had a relaxed, informal evening this month when over fifty members participated in our ‘hands on’ members evening. The theme was ‘recycling and no floral foam’ . Originally we all thought it would be a challenge but mechanics included pin holders, chicken wire, pebbles, twigs, marbles, structures made from midelino sticks and sand. Containers varied from treacle tins and decorated milk containers to teapots as well as traditional containers. The stage was transformed from a ‘take your pick of five roses’ to a lovely, diverse and varied display of arrangements demonstrating the creativity and skill of our members.
During the evening we took the opportunity to ask members to complete a questionnaire to get their ideas and comments on how we might take the society forward. We enjoyed a delicious bring and share supper and had more opportunity to chat to fellow members than at a usual meeting. We finished the evening with a plant quiz – a male insect (four letters) seemed to be the clue that caused most difficulty!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a very successful and enjoyable evening.