St Mabyn Village News

News from the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall...

Thursday, April 12, 2012


St Mabyn Garden Club Annual General Meeting was held 11 April at St Mabyn Village Hall. Chairman John Lobb welcomed members and a minute silence was requested in respect for a much loved member George Dyke who sadly passed away in March.
The Chairman then presented his annual report, thanking all committee members for their hard work during the previous year.  Hope to attract more members this coming year and  it was proposed to contact new residents and inform them of the Garden Club.  Venning Davey,  President, also thanked the outgoing Committee for their support and work for the Club.  Special thanks to John Lobb, Chairman for his many years of serivice to the Garden Club.  Treasurer Anne Cauldwell said it had been a good year but costs are going up.  The monthly raffle, organised by June Yates and the subscriptions pay for our speakers.  Our stall at the Mistletoe Fair did very well and the monthly sale of plants helps our funds.  Members were requested to bring more plants to sell at the monthly meetings.
   Election of Officers: John Lobb was unanimously voted in as Chairman, as were Venning Davey President;   Fiona Murphy Vice-President;  Ann Cauldwell Treasurer; and Angela Bunney Secretary.  Committee members June Yates; Colin Hyde and Liz Hayman.
Sue Dibble from St Tudy, then gave members a very interesting talk on Digital Photography of Plants, illustrated with stunning  pictures of beautiful flowers.  Sue told us her love of close up photography of plants.  Her pictures proved this by showing such amazing detail of colour and formation of petals.  The camellias and roses were outstanding.  Chairman John Lobb then thanked Sue for her lovely photographs and refreshments were served by Anne McDermott and Agnes Hoskin.

Our next meeting is Wednesday 9 May 7.30pm St Mabyn Village Hall; speaker Sarah Daniels on Summer Flowers.  Thursday 10 May is our Spring Trip to Godolphin House, nr Helston.  If you would like to join us on a very pleasant day out, please contact Angela Bunney 01208 841511 for the Godolphin trip, membership  and other information regarding St Mabyn Garden Club.


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