•Access to The Hut (the Distribution Store) which offers most gardening requirements at reasonable cost. Advice is also on hand•A program of talks on gardening and related subjects•Coach outings to gardens of horticultural and historic interest•Additionally, there are opportunities to meet with fellow enthusiasts and admire local gardens at our Garden Natter Morningsand occasional Open Gardens•Plant Sales are held at talks and annually at The Distribution Store (The Hut) •Quarterly Newsletterto keep members informed
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EHS Archives Suzanne Holroyd has reviewing, sorting and summarising the past records of the Society. They are now ready to be donated to the Emsworth Museum – an achievement for which we’re very grateful. This is the end of Suzanne’s tenure as archivist, and we’re looking for someone to continue with the work. Please contact me if you’re interested. Lyn Davies.
Message from the Chair
I was pleased to be able to report at our recent AGM that 2016 had been a good year for the EHS with a full programme of events including a great Show. The Distribution Hut continued to be a centre for the society as well as a place to buy horticultural necessities. The members of the Management Committee and Distribution and Show Sub-committees, including Graham Steel, who stepped down as Chair of the Show Committee and Zena Chaddock who is stepping down as membership secretary, were thanked for their hard work in making the year a success. However, I was concerned that both the Management and Show committees had shrunk over the year, and without new members the Show and the EHS itself would be unable to continue. Three members came forward to join the management committee, but we still key organisers for the Show: Chair, Traffic Manager and Raffle Manager.The Treasurer, Michael Ponsonby, reported that due to the Show making a surplus this year there was an increase in the Society’s net assets. This has boosted the ‘rainy day reserve’ to a healthier but still lower than satisfactory level. Membership has continued to fall, reducing income to pay for administrative and miscellaneous expenditure and the ‘third Thursday’ meetings. It was decided to increase the membership fee to £7 in 2018.Lyn Davies (Chair) email@example.comCommittee for 2017Lyn Davies Chair, Daphne Tomsett Vice-Chair, Susan Sinnett-Jones Secretary, Michael Ponsonby Treasurer, Colin Beale Membership Secretary, Shiraz Jamal Webmaster and Newsletter Editor, Jan Butler, Richard Suter, Carolyne Sinden and Chris Shaw.