June/July/August 2017 Meetings

At our June meeting we had an impose workshop and we all came up with different designs using the same material provided. Thank you to Rosie and Elizabeth for preparing the surprise kits for us to use. We had bark, bamboo, apples, onions, leucadendrons, liliums and more in the bags to choose from.

In July, we were preparing for our upcoming show. Elizabeth and Sandra demonstrated a selection of designs for Novices and Intermediates to learn from. We learnt how to wire a Camellia and discussed how to use the allocated space provided on the bench for the show.

In August, we had our AGM and Marion Baker, the president of the Waverley Garden Club came to chair the AGM elections. After several years of great work as president, Noreen left the committee this year with our heartfelt thanks. Elizabeth Oberin was elected as the new President and Jan Impey is the new Secretary whilst Rosie Dougherty remains as the Treasurer. Ria Henley, Rhonda Dare, Sandra Fallu, Jo White, Binu Sreekuamr and Haeztra Goonetilleke were elected to the committee. A warm welcome to the new committee members Binu and Jan. At the completion of the AGM, Elizabeth showed us the essential items we should have in our basic tool box to do floral art. Then we discussed the Elements and Principles of Design as we learnt more about how to utilise the bench space allowed for our show this month. As the upcoming October meeting is going to be a workshop on “Freestyle” designs, Elizabeth showed us 2 lovely arrangements and advised us what to look for as containers, flowers and branches etc to make a Freestyle.

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