Report for Open Meeting
Thursday 25th November 2021
June welcomed members and guests from four other clubs and gave out the notices. Jan and Jenny were thanked for the beautiful flowers in the foyer. We were then introduced to our demonstrator for the evening. A man who has visited us many times and hardly needed an introduction, Lee Berrill.
His theme was called “Made for Christmas” and Lee provided us with six arrangements, most with additional twin arrangements and accessories created by himself. The foliage and flowers used were breathtaking in every way and the containers were awe inspiring. A CD rack found near a skip became a wonderful display featuring Christmas baubles and a stunning floral arrangement adorned the top. A box covered with seasonal fabric became a gorgeous arrangement incorporating improvised tubing decorated with braid and wool to depict tall candles. Terracotta pots with gilded parlour Chico palms, deep red Naomi roses, large Blind date Gerbera, red Carnations, Blue Spruce and Box along with accessories depicted a Christmas Tree.
The stage took on a most enchanting appearance whilst we were guided through each of Lees designs. Our President Elsie gave the vote of thanks saying that Lee had cheered us all up after the last two years by showing us inspired ways to create different Christmas ideas. A truly enchanted evening in readiness for the Seasonal period.
Members then enjoyed non alcoholic punch and mince pies before the raffle.
June wished all a Happy Christmas and safe journey home and reminded us that the January 27th meeting will be Terri Potter – “This way and that”. Our February 24th meeting is our “Hands On” and a requirements list will be available at the January meeting for this. Please telephone a committee member on you programme card, for details if you are unable to come to the January meeting or if you are unsure if any meeting is taking place because of bad weather or COVID. Finally we advise you to wrap up particularly warm and maybe bring a blanket to future meetings as we will be having windows open during the meeting to meet health and safety advice.