Another year for O¯ ruru gardeners
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.
Rosalie Hills receiving the Arrandale Cup for most points overall last year from Lou Broadhead.