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AGM Meeting April 18 2013

AGM & Members' photographic competition
The April meeting of the North Lancashire Group of the Alpine Garden Society was the Annual General Meeting, followed by the Photographic Competition. The evening also had an exhibition alpine plants brought along by members of the group. Over 40 plants were presented and members enjoyed seeing a good selection of Drabas, Primulas, Pulsatillas, Lewisias and Orchids.

At the AGM the Chairman, Frank Hoyle presented his report and thanked all those members who had helped to make the 2012/13 programme such a success. Highlights included lectures presented by our own members. Tony Taziker presented the accounts and Membership Secretary, Barbara Hoyle gave details of the current membership.

At the election of Officers for 2013/14 the following appointments were made:-

Chairman........................ Frank Hoyle

Vice Chairman................ Syd Cumbus

Hon. Secretary.................Liz Walsh

Hon. Treasurer................Tony Taziker

Membership Secretary....Barbara Hoyle

Show Secretary................Lionel Clarkson

Programme Secretary......Frank Hoyle

Part two of the evening was the photographic competition organised by Ann Kitchen. The competition had five classes with the winners as follows:-

Class 1. Alpine plant in cultivation..............David Morris

Class 2. Alpine plant in the wild..................Alan Oatway

Class 3. Close-up of an alpine plant........... Alan Oatway

Class 4. Natural History............................. .David Morris

Class 5. Nature’s patterns......................... .Frank Hoyle

The winner for the best photograph in the competition was David Morris for his Natural History image of a butterfly.

JF and Syd Cumbus
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