This year’s first coffee morning was well attended in spite of, or maybe because of, the showery weather outside.
The ‘bring-and-buy’ tables around the hall were heavily laden with bric-a-brac, books, jigsaw puzzles and plants being offered for sale at extremely reasonable prices.
Details of the takings have not been obtained as yet but several visitors went away with bags loaded with bargains, I’m sure when the sales of teas, coffees, plants and bric-a-brac items as well as a popular raffle competition, are added up it will result in a good day for the group’s funds.
As a background to the event some photographs were shown of scenes from Lancing Ring on a projector.
Click the ‘picture, select ‘Slideshow’ at top left of screen.
|2010 Folr Slide show|
Following the Raffle draw, the committee assembled and proceeded with the Annual General meeting. The minutes of the previous AGM duly approved, chairman made a short speech, outlining the achievements of the previous year and the plans for the coming one. Including the planting of trees in the field at the top NE corner of the reserve. This was in conjunction with the ‘tree-o-clock’ event , part of National Tree Week. Also the midsummer picnic to mark the 20 years of the group’s history, held on the anniversary of Joe Barrow’s birthday. Due praise was given to the work of the Adur Watch Team who manage the land on the nature reserve.
He handed over to the membership secretary and the treasurer who gave details of the accounts and membership statistics. This can be summarized as the group is in good fettle.
It was stated that new members are always welcome, especially younger ones to help the team who attend the Task Days picking litter and cutting back Brambles.
Graham Gunn of Adur Watch said a few words about some of the matters the team had dealt with. An important issue being that of unleashed dogs worrying sheep which are in the process of Lambing now.
If you are an owner of dog walking on Lancing Ring, please keep it on a lead when passing close to Sheep in adjoining grazing land.