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Meeting April 19 2014

April 19, 2014
The Annual General Meeting of the North Lancashire Group was held recently and the following elected for the 2014/15 season.

Chairman  -  Frank Hoyle

Vice-Chairman  -  Syd Cumbus

Treasurer  -  David Morris

Secretary  -  Liz Walsh

Membership Secretary  -  Barbara Hoyle

Show Secretary  -  Alan Oatway

After the AGM, the Annual Photographic Competition was held. The competition, organised by Ann and Ken Kitchen and judged by members attracted 92 entries. Winners as follows:-

1.Class 1  -  An alpine plant in cultivation  -   Ken Kitchen

2.Class 2  -  An alpine plant in the wild  -  Christine Oatway

3.Class 3  -  An alpine plant in close-up  -  Frank Hoyle

4.Class 4  -  Natural History  -  Ann Kitchen

5.Class 5  -  Nature’s patterns  -  Syd Cumbus

The best image in the competition was won by Christine Oatway for her photograph of Anemone narcissiflora, west of Lake Garda, Italy.  Frank Hoyle presented the winners trophy to Christine.

Two non competitive sections showed photographs of mountain landscapes of the European Alps, the High Tatras in Poland, the Spanish Pyrenees, the Dolomites and the Himalayas, all good hunting grounds for the alpine enthusiast. Many excellent photographs of members’ favourite plants added to the enjoyment of the evening.

The Society breaks for the summer and resumes on Thursday September 18th 2014 at Greaves Methodist Church, Lancaster. Further information on

JF and Syd Cumbus
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