Today I had the honour of presiding over the 115th Annual General Meeting of the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society. We are delighted to have found a venue for such meetings in the Education Centre of Durban Botanic Gardens, as being more appropriate than the church halls we previously hired for the occasions.
I commenced my President’s Report with a loud, ‘Bang!’ explaining that this was the point at which the President shot himself. That woke things up a bit!
Then I went on to say that although things had been, and remained, tough for bodies such as ours, it hadn’t quite come to that, and there was still much to be cheerful about. Among other achievements, our Garden of the Year Competition had gone extremely well. There is no doubt, however, that we need to attract younger, more dynamic (and healthier!} active members, and we discussed strategies in this direction.
After the business, we had a Power Point presentation of the 2018 Garden of the Year Competition. Here, the Society’s computer and projector decided to stage a revolt, and I had to assist the Secretary in quelling it.
Tea/coffee and yummies rounded things off.
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