Lavant Horticultural Society, Chichester

Lavant Horticultuiral Society

Annual General Meeting 2019

Wednesday 13th November
7.30 pm Lavant Memorial Hall

Members - make sure you come to your AGM!
It is important that you take this opportunity not only to hear reports from 2019 and plans for next year, but also to have your say in helping define the way the Society is run in the future.
The officers and committee members need to be elected,Iannual accounts need to be approved, and this year a revised constitution is being proposed for members' approval;
Don't worry
I- the new constitution is simple and straightforward, dealing with the reality of how the Society should operate.
Click here for the proposed new constitution.

The final date for raising issues to be included in the agends for the AGM has now passed.
IIssues can still be raised at the AGM itself; however, if they are not on the agenda they cannot be put to the vote.

Once the business has been completed, the social side of the evening takes over, with a complimentary glass of wine or alcohol-free alternative and finger buffet.
An excellent way to catch up with friends; particularly useful for new members to get to know people.

After last year's AGM

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If you live Lavant, Summersdale or neighbouring areas

why not become a member of Lavant Horticultural SocietyI?

new members will always find a warm welcome.

The annual membership fee is only £7 per person.I

This is very good value for money, as the monthly meetings are then free of chargeI

I(even more so if you take into account the complimentary glass of wine & finger buffet at the AGM)I

Any member joining after the Annual Flower Show pays half the annual fee.I

IInterested? Please contact Membership Secretary, Margaret Rhodes, atI

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or catch up with her at any Society meeting or event.

Visitors are always welcome at our regular monthly meetings for an entrance fee of £2.

Lavant Horticultural Society

can trace its history back some 70 years.

Today it is very active, providing a monthly programme of talks and events throughout the year, in a friendly atmosphere, for its membership of some 140.

Chairman’s Garden Open Evening     Thursday 6th June

More than 60 members spent a wonderful summer's evening at Mike and Jacki Kingsford's remarkable garden.

The weather was absolutely perfect and the happy atmosphere was helped by a glass of Prosecco.

This very large garden has immaculate lawns and deep, well planted and maintained borders, as well as beautifully arranged areas of vegetable and fruit production.
When Mike and Jacki moved in,Ithey were faced with an unkempt jungle of trees and thickets. The high standard of the garden today is a tribute to Mike's indefatigable work, organisation and vision.

All proceeds from this event went to the Aldingbourne Trust. particularly towards its creation of a community garden at Bognor Regis library. Peter Stanley, Aldingbourne's General Manager, described the Trust's  work helping people with disabilities to become full and active citizens.

We are also very grateful to SarahINewman for her talk and demonstration on flower arranging, which was much appreciated by an attentive audience ranging from novices to experienced flower arrangers.

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Good well rotted horse manure is on offer to members, free of charge.

For collection from East Ashling - good vehicular access.

Takers must fill it into their own bags.

If interested, please e-mail:

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Main courses

Annual Buffet Supper

Wednesday 13th February 2019

53 members and guests enjoyed this year's supper, which followed the traditional "bring & share" format. Social Secretary Liz Hewitt had orchestrated a wide variety of tasty main course dishes, followed by a rich selection of mouth-watering desserts.

The horticulturally themed picture quiz and the general knowledge table quiz hadI everyone delving deep into their memory & puzzling over the answers.

All in all, a very enjoyable evening spent in good company.X


More views of the Supper