Friday, 9 June 2017

A Bittersweet Day

Noelene's very creative farewell cake.  

Today Coffs Harbour Garden Club said farewell to one of our families the Reids - Barbara, Michael and Gavin.

We gathered at members Betty & Vice President Jane's. There was enough time for the early arrivals to have a look at the garden before the rain started. It may have been a bit miserable outdoors but the Durlers provided us with a beautiful lunch and were ably assisted by CHGC BBQ King, Pete.

It was a wonderful day, we are very sad to see this beautiful family leave Coffs, they have been very, very committed members of CHGC. Michael has been Secretary and Gavin our very knowledgeable Sub-tropical guru (he promises to still be available for advice!).

In every aspect of club activities the Reids have always been very willing participants - the air-side garden maintenance, Spring Garden Competition, meeting room set up, Gavin has been the competition table judge for years, and of course he has also done an excellent job with his meeting presentations on plants that grow well here on the Coffs Coast.

Gavin Reid, Michael Reid, Life Member & Past President Pat Roser, Myles Roser,
Past President Geoff Bell and Barbara Reid
We wish the Reid family many happy times in their new home at Kedron Qld. I would like to personally thank Gavin for his support and help with posts to this site.

Michael, Barbara and Gavin
From President Sue:
'Michael, Gavin & Barbara Reid have decided to move to Brisbane. We will certainly miss them. Gavin's presentations have been a real highlight of our meetings and of course it means we will have a new secretary for the Club. Michael has done a wonderful job since he took over the secretary's role and we all sincerely thank him for all the work he has done. Michael, Barbara and Gavin are leaving Coffs this month for the sunny skies of Brisvegas. With Michael's usual efficiency, the move has been arranged and executed in record time but not too quickly for Jane who managed to squeeze in a farewell BBQ so they know how much we will miss them.'

1 comment :

  1. Thank you to all our member friends who turned up yesterday to wish us farewell. It is sad to think we won't be involved any more with this wonderful set of people. Special thanks to Betty, Jane, Barry and Peter for providing a wonderful lunch. Pat, Myles, Maria and Geoff are very thoughtful and lovely.It was a shame absent Sue was not able to be there. We have known and worked with Peter for many years and we will miss him and the regular Airside crew, Barbara, Noelene (and absent Simon). The two Margarets will be missed from our SGC judging and the meetings and outings. We have worked happily with Anne-Maree and Tom since they took over the Treasurer's role. We are fortunate to have quickly snagged a replacement Secretary, another Barbara. There will be plenty of support for Barbara from Sue, Anne-Maree and Tom in settling in to the role. Best wishes to all Coffs Harbour Garden Club members. Don't be surprised if you see Gavin turning up electronically at a future meeting