Monday, 1 September 2014

President's Message - September 2014

Well, Spring has definitely sprung!  You can really feel the warmth in the air, and the rain we’ve had recently seems to have given us an excellent lead-in to Summer.  I hope you’ve all been able to get out into your gardens, making them as wonderful and productive as I know you can.  Don’t forget though, if you need any advice there’s always someone in the Club who will have an answer – all you need to do is ask.

Spring means that our Garden Competition has been run and completed for another year.  As you know, this year was the 25th time that our Club has successfully run the competition.  What a great contribution to the Coffs Harbour community that is, and something we should all be proud of.

The competition continues to grow, with almost ninety entrants this year,   including twenty-four new entrants.  That makes it one of the largest of its kind in regional NSW.

Obviously, lots of people have contributed mightily to the success of the competition over the years and 2014 was no exception.  So could I just say, on behalf of all Club members, a massive thankyou to everyone who helped out in any way with this year’s competition.

I’d also like to thank our members who entered the competition – good on you all.  And, of course, BIG congratulations go to Gaye & Bob who have been crowned Champions for the second year running.  Gaye & Bob have set a pretty high benchmark, and a big challenge for next year’s competition.

Congratulations also to our other members who did well this year. Check out who they are on page 6 of our newsletter - or see below. Our Club was also a winner, for the Airport air-side Garden which the club maintains, so congratulations to the whole team that does the work there.  And a very big 'well done' to each and every one who entered – you’ve done the Club proud.

Our sponsors are absolutely critical to the success of the competition, and ultimately to our Club.  And what a great group of sponsors we have this year.  Would you all please take the time to familiarise yourselves with who they are (see our 2014-15 sponsors page), and if you come across them, please say a very big thankyou and, of course where it’s appropriate, support them with your business.

Garden Club winners in the 2014 competition:

Annette & Laurie, Marie & Graham, Sue & Ian, Trish, Barbara, Michael & Gavin, 
Mary B., Mary D. and Laurel & Keith

What a line up! Terrific effort and well done folks

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