At the end of last year, there was some doubt as to whether the Aberdeen Garden and Social Club would continue to meet regularly in 2020, but the attendance and interest shown at the inaugural meeting of the year has proved this to be unfounded.
After their excellent work this year, Judith Dardis, Jadre Lategan and David Millar, those of the committee still available to stand, will continue in their roles this year. Other members agreed to help when needed, and some will be asked to be responsible for organising outings and activities.
Many interesting ideas were discussed, and it was agreed that club would aim to meet once a month, alternating outings with talks and activities locally. Last year, the cost of travelling caused one or two trips to be cancelled, so it was decided that as the club is in a healthy position financially, the transport costs for one major outing would be sponsored by the club.
Some of the possible outings are the annual Bedford Garden Festival in October; a visit to the historic Cranemere farm, synonymous with Eve Palmer’s book, The Plains of Camdeboo; and Somerset East to visit the Walter Battiss Museum and some of the beautiful gardens in the town.
On the social side, two of the suggested activities involved a vintage-themed morning and a bingo fundraiser.
The usual sumptuous refreshments were enjoyed after the meeting, provided by host David Millar, Judith Dardis and Estelle van Wyk.