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The SRGC Golden Jubilee Salver is awarded annually to an individual who has given outstanding service to the Club. At the recent AGM of the Club, this prestigious award was made to Alan Newton of Ponteland.
Alan is well know to many members, not only as a stalwart of his local Group but also as an accomplished exhibitor at the Shows of both SRGC and AGS and as a Show Secretary at both Hexham and Ponteland shows.
His involvement in these shows, and that of his wife Brenda and their elder daughter Victoria, goes far beyond the duties of Show Secretary and it is fair to say these events would be greatly diminished without all their dedication and very hard work.
The Chair of his local AGS Group, Mala Janes,has written about Alan's success in a local paper- the Morpeth Herald.....
"Ponteland resident Alan Newton was recently presented with the Golden Jubilee Salver at the Scottish Rock Garden Club’s AGM, which was held in Scone.
This is the first time in its 18 years that this top accolade has been presented to someone in England. Alan has worked tirelessly in promoting alpine gardening to the public and started organising national shows in the North East area in 1994, which he has continued ever since.
In addition, he is heavily involved in organising the Ponteland Alpine Show every year."
Well done Alan and thank you and congratulations to all the Newtons for their wonderful efforts for tthe SRGC and indeed the AGS, too.