Meeting Report November 2015

The Club AGM was held at usual meeting place and the following were elected as the new Committee:

Chairman:                 Position vacant

Secretary:                 Mike Konig                    07511380357

Treasurer:                 Alan Moore                    07528060750

Web Editor:               Olly Olson                     07966430178

Admin Assistant:       Carol Smith Taylor         07870117882

Refreshment Assistants:     Sammi Sutton & Alan Taylor

It is good to report that membership is increasing and financially the Club is in a healthy position. There will be no change to subscription rates for 2015. The membership fee remains at £6.00pa and is due at the January meeting. Charges per member at each meeting is £2.50 or £3.50 when there is a guest speaker. A visitor’s first attendance is FREE and thereafter £5.00 each meeting until they become a member. New membership during the year is charged pro rata. There is no charge for refreshments at Club meetings on 1st Tuesday each month.

To reduce the Club Secretary’s workload and enable a better life balance, two new roles have been created.  A dedicated Web Editor and an Administrative Assistant will help the Secretary to meet the Club’s needs, provide better communication and promote the Club’s programme.

An ambitious provisional programme for 2015 was proposed and discussed with many new ideas being put forward. The outline will be firmed up at the January meeting. The idea of a Master Class caused great excitement and endorses the Club’s intention to encourage membership, improve learning in all forms of bonsai techniques, and stimulate new activities. There were also some proposed changes to the format of meetings.

The December meeting will continue to be the Club’s annual social event and a booked meal to which members can bring partners was a popular choice.

The Minutes of this meeting are available to members from the Admin Assistant – see above.

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Next Meeting

Tues 2 Dec 2014:  Annual Club Social 

Meeting with or without partners at More Restaurant, 62A London Road, Leicester LE2 0QD from 7.00pm to eat 7.30pm. This is a ‘fusion’ restaurant catering for multi-cuisines with hot and cold selections and chefs on hand to assist. It is self serve and you can have as much as needed to suit individual appetites and diets. There is restricted customer car parking, or local street parking after 6pm. Please contact Mark on 07923144864 to make a member’s reservation.

*********************************************************************************************************************************************************The Wigston Bonsai Club meets first Tuesday each month from 7.30pm to approx 9.30pm in the Community Room at Wigston Fire Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston, Leicester LE18 1PB. Off-road free parking available. Contact Mike or Carol on the Committee – as above, for further details. See our website on https://wigstonbonsaiclub.files.wordpress.com or just type Wigston Bonsai Club into your search bar to view Club activities. To our knowledge, we are the only bonsai club in Leicestershire. New members are very welcome and the Club caters for all levels from absolute beginners to those who want to specialise.  Tools and materials can be purchased to order through mike.konig@mikobonsai.co.uk or at meetings.

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One comment on “Meeting Report November 2015

  1. Hi Mike, can you change date on this report to read Nov 2014. Thanks C.
    PS: Also liked new item ‘What is Bonsai’. Gives a good insight for perspective members/growers to learn what they are getting into.

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