An­other year for O¯ ruru gar­den­ers

The Northland Age - - Local News -

There was a full turnout of mem­bers for O¯ ruru Garden Club’s May meet­ing and 61st AGM, hosted by Doug and Yvonne An­der­son at Cooper’s Beach, and a warm wel­come for a new mem­ber, Bar­bara Masters.

The dec­o­ra­tive com­pe­ti­tion was a white Mother’s Day cor­sage and roll call an exchange of gifts for Mother’s Day.

Birth­day girl Val Folkard was de­lighted with her Quick and Easy Ital­ian Cook­ery book, while auc­tion­eer Yvonne, with help from Pat Len­dich the lit­tle elf, had ev­ery­one bid­ding for bar­gain fruit and veg­eta­bles. Lynn Hill won the raf­fle, a par­cel of tea tow­els, coast­ers and salt and pep­per shak­ers.

The meet­ing was put on hold while ev­ery­one en­joyed a cup of cof­fee or tea and the culi­nary de­lights mem­bers had ar­rived with, es­pe­cially Lynn Hill’s billy tea fruit cake and Ros­alie Hills’ cream puffs.

The lucky cup and mug were won by Lynn Hill and Pat Len­dich, both re­ceiv­ing Nan­d­ina Do­mes­ti­cas (Chi­nese sa­cred bam­boo) plants. Margie Moore won the com­pe­ti­tion, and was re­warded with a fancy wa­ter­ing can that lights up at night.

Mean­while pres­i­dent Mar­garet Fos­ter read the 61st an­nual re­port, and the com­mit­tee was re-elected for an­other year. Ros­alie Hills won the Ar­ran­dale Cup for most points over­all and the Norma Mid­g­ley Cup for most dec­o­ra­tive points, Lou Broad­head and Norma Mid­g­ley pre­sent­ing the tro­phies.

Ros­alie then an­nounced that she was re­tir­ing from the com­pe­ti­tions, to give some­one else the chance to win them.

The June next meet­ing will be hosted by Mor­rey and Ros­alie Hills, the dec­o­ra­tive com­pe­ti­tion to fea­ture red, white and blue, in hon­our of Queen’s Birth­day, with a nod to baby Archie Har­ri­son Mount­bat­tenWind­sor, and with some­thing rusty. Roll call will be non­per­ish­able food for the Doubt­less Bay Chris­tian Cen­tre food bank.

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Ros­alie Hills re­ceiv­ing the Ar­ran­dale Cup for most points over­all last year from Lou Broad­head.

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