WADHURST & DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB
MEET ON THE
1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT
WADHURST COMMEMORATION HALL
except January & August
Wadhurst Flower Club was started in 1972 by Mrs Beth Hardcastie with Mrs Yvonne Toynbee as the first Chairman. Membership was drawn from the surrounding villages as well as from Wadhurst. The Club now meets at Wadhurst Commemoration Hall on the first Thursday in the month. Members and visitors are welcome from 1-45pm in time for the demonstrations starting at 2pm. There is never a meeting in January or August.
The Club seeks to provide a varied programme of demonstrations, talks and social functions. At monthly meetings, after the formal demonstration, members are able to spend time chatting over a cup of tea and homemade cakes. There is a rota for tea making and members are asked to volunteer . There are also volunteer rotas for the sale of raffle tickets, and for those brave enough, giving a vote of thanks to visiting demonstrators.. The Club at present holds two lunches each year, the May lunch and the Christmas lunch. These are extremely popular with members.
As a member of Wadhurst and District Flower Club you are also a member of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies of Great Britain - NAFAS for short. The headquarters are at 12 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4TE where day courses are held throughout the year. Details of these are published in 'The Flower Arranger' the excellent quarterly magazine of NAFAS. It is recommended that members order this magazine through the Club if they possibly can .
At each meeting there is a Sales Table where member can buy at advantageous prices all flower arranging sundries - oasis, wire, pin holders, containers, oasis-fix and tape, figurines, ribbon, candles, Christmas materials, dried plant materials, baskets and the like. If there is ever a specific product you would like, please ask and we will do our best to obtain it for you.
There is also a sales table for publications. As well as The Flower Arranger there is a range of leaflets on aspects of flower arranging. At Christmas or other special occasions small gifts, cards, calendars and diaries are available. The Sussex Area News may be purchased here too giving details of other Clubs in the area, what they are doing and their special events.