Gar­den club gath­ers for April meet­ing

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Oruru Gar­den Club mem­bers were pleased there was no rain as they made their way along a very dry, dusty road at Fern Flat for their April meet­ing, hosted by An­gela and Peter Short.

As it was near April Fool’s Day, mem­bers were en­cour­aged to ar­rive with an ap­pro­pri­ate joke or poem, which some did, and were re­warded with laugh­ter.

The dec­o­ra­tive com­pe­ti­tion, an au­tumn ar­range­ment, did not at­tract a lot of en­tries, as some mem­bers were un­able to be there, but roll call, donations of food for the SPCA, pro­duced a va­ri­ety of co­mestibles for less for­tu­nate pets.

Auc­tion­eer Yvonne An­der­son was back in ac­tion, and had a great time wring­ing the last dol­lar out of mem­bers, with the help of her lit­tle elf, Pat Len­dich. She was also the month’s birth­day girl, re­ceiv­ing a set of place­mats and fancy can­dles.

Pat Len­dich won the raf­fle, a Cupido white peace plant, Margie Moore col­lect­ing an­other for win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion, nam­ing a va­ri­ety of green plant leaves.

Mean­while, Lou Broad­head will host next month’s AGM. Roll call will be a Mother’s Day gift ex­change, the dec­o­ra­tive com­pe­ti­tion a cor­sage with a white flower. Subs and birth­day gifts will also be due.

The club’s 60th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions are also com­ing up fast, and mem­bers are look­ing for­ward to the cel­e­bra­tory lun­cheon.

Busi­ness over, it was time to have a chat over a cuppa and the usual del­i­ca­cies, in­clud­ing Lyn Hill’s cho­co­late and caramel muffins, and Ros­alie Hills’ su­perla­tive cho­co­late co­conut cake. Pres­i­dent Mar­garet Foster won the lucky cup and Pat Len­dich the lucky mug, which scored her a Cupido peace lily.

Af­ter a stroll around their hosts’ gar­den be­fore re­turn­ing to the dusty road, which, with not a lot of traf­fic and sans school buses, could have been worse.

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