Arrival time is 11.45 for 12pm start.
Guest Speaker will be Our Patron & Life Member Marjorie Van Roy
Cost: $36 per head - 2 course meal of alternate drop mains and includes tea & coffee
At this stage, the best way to make a booking is to phone president John Lyon on 0477 611 819.
Pay by on-line banking to the Bendigo Bank Buderim BSB: 633000 - A/C 156 313 850.
Please ensure that your on-line deposit has your
name and states it’s for Anniversary dinner)
If you are not into Internet Banking, don’t worry, let me (John) know and I'll make alternative arrangements for you to pay.
Chief Show Steward, John Sargaison has updated the Buderim Garden Festival Schedule.
Thanks to committee member John Leach this is now readable under the "Festival" heading.
Please check out the many classes of plants and flowers that are available for competition and display in our Buderim Hall. Festival is from Friday 15th - Sunday 17th October 2021.
It is with sadness that we make members aware of the passing of long-time member Lyn Nicholls.
Lyn and her husband Rod joined the BGC in 2002 and have been actively involved in Club activities, mainly selling their plants at meetings, helping whenever they could and winning many prizes at our Garden Festivals.
Lyn's funeral was held in early July, and we send our condolences to her husband Rod.
Also this month, Keith Bond has passed away and our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Kay Bond.
Keith joined the garden club in 2008, and Kay joined later in 2010.
Invitations are being sent out.
- Free overnight B&B stay on Mount Tambourine.
Kim Bendall recently stayed at the MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY B&B on Tambourine which boasts VIEW, SPAS and LUXURY. 3/2 were true! No view as it was that wet, foggy week over Easter. However, the SPAS and LUXURY were marvellous. On reading through the guest literature, she noticed that lovers of gardening are invited to contact the owners who offer free overnight accommodation in return for a day’s work in their yard. Interested ? Please contact owners Linda and Jeff Gray on 0401 517 243/0403 015 083. Landline is 5545 3297 and email is : email@example.com
Request for 75th Anniversary table center decoration helpers
Kim Bendall asks for volunteers who would like to help make up Banksia table center pieces to come forward and offer help. Help could be in donating Banksia’s, small baskets, moss, raffia, wood shavings or any natural decoration in keeping with our Banksia/native theme. Help could be sharing ideas. Help could be coming along on the day before the Tavern 75th celebration to Kim’s house Thursday 12 August, assisting in making of decorative pieces or just keeping us topped up with a cuppa. This will be an organic process and remember “ From little things big things grow”…
Contact : Kim Bendall 0419005984 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries for the Enchanted Garden Competition at the
Queensland Garden Expo, (held on 9th -11th July at Nambour Showgrounds) are closed.
Buderim Garden Club has a new light-weight, sleeved, cotton Club shirt!
1. June 19th – Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair, Pipeliner Park, 8-3, Entry gold coin donatin.
- July 4th Qld Camellia Society – Botanic gardens auditoriu
- July 9-10-11th July. Queensland Garden Expo. Nambour- Online tickets only.
- July 21/22nd Warwick Winter Gardening Extravaganza – St Mary’s Church Hall, Phillip Street.
- August 21/22 Ikebana Exhibition $5 entrance Mt Coot-tha Auditorium
- August 28th Ipswich home gardener’s Expo, Glebe Garden Club, Ipswich - now cancelled (Covid.....)
- September 14/15th Open Garden, Orchid Grove, 17 Barkston Court, Buderim 9.30-4.30
- September 18/19th Toowoomba carnival of flowers – Penny Hegarty Tours
- September 25/26th Wondai Garden Expo
RESULTS of SURVEY Member Communications - May 2012
Responses : Sixty (60) members returned the completed form. Out of over 240 members this is a 25% response rate. Some sources suggest that a response rate of 30% is about the average expected in surveys. We can only presume that the members who did return the survey were very interested in the welfare of the club and its member s and thus reflect a wider view.
Results are summarised below:
Q. 1 & 2: Use of INTERNET and EMAIL : All except 6 respondents use the internet- an internet usage of 90% . Of those 54 members 44 use emails every day and the remaining 10 use emails once a week.
Q 3 & 4 Visits to BGC FACEBOOK and BGC WEBSITE : Of the 54 respondents using the Net, over half (54%) NEVER visit the BGTC Facebook page ( n=29) and another 8 visit the page once a month. Of the remainder 15 (25%) visit the page weekly and two respondents check the page daily.
Forty (40)% of respondents visited the BGC Website monthly whilst another 7 visited weekly and 2 visited each day . The remaining 35% ( 21 respondents) have never visited the website.
Q5. Newsletter Readers : In contrast to the above lack of readership, 51 (85%) read every Newsletter whilst the remainder read the newsletter sometimes. Only one person indicated that they had not read the newsletter ( Possibly a new member ?)
Q 6 How often to publish the Newsletter ?
The popular vote from 62% of respondents (n=37) was for a monthly newsletter whilst another 15 members indicated a preference for one every two months. The other 8 respondents preferred one newsletter every 3 months.
Question 7 Newsletter content Whilst members were asked to nominate only 5 choices , there were some who voted for more and less items. All responses were included in this summary. The referred items are listed in order of popularity – numbers reflect the number of respondents who voted for that preference.
- General Gardening News (52)
- Information about gardening (45)
- Reports from President (41)
- Notices of Garden events (38)
- Report of Speaker inputs (38)
- Monthly Competition Results (36)
- Photos of Member Activities (33)
- Links to Website Articles (25)
- Photos of other Gardens (13)
Comment : The differences in preferences for the first ranked 6 items are probably not significantly different so we might surmise that all items numbered 1 to 6 would be the most popular items in a newsletter.
Jim Hales Newsletter Editor … May 2012
into post cards.
We're Back! Our first meeting in 2021 was a great, happy meeting!
By a show of hands, this expenditure was approved by the Club members. Funding is being sought for this project, and hopefully it will be finished and opened at our Garden Festival in the 2nd weekend of October 2021.
Sue Fingleton from Nambour Floral Art group demonstrated how to outline and then "fill in" a large arrangement with different textures of foliage, primary and smaller secondary flowers. This was most entertaining and enlightening, and Sue donated the arrangement for a raffle prize.
Australia day at Buderim Mt. School Oval - BGC Stall with helpers
Buderim Garden Festival will be held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021
BGC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our A.G.M. was held at 2 pm on Friday 13th November 2020
President John Lyon's Annual Report can be viewed under the heading above Our plant stall was very successful
and equal-second prize certificates to Nev Douglas and Steve Wikman
The BGC committee for 2021
Mike Kelly, John Sargaison and new members Marion Upston, Lynette Valentine, and Maureen Michael.
Retiring Newsletter editor Patricia James was officially thanked for her excellent collations.
Shedders enjoy tidying up the hall gardens before enjoying a social drink and chat
Old Buderim Post Office working bee
Remember, many hands make light work.
Email Teddy on Teddygove@gmail.com to join them.
Last Weekly Digest for 2020 (since there were no meetings)
Ken Evan's Patrea , and flowers of Medanilla and Hippeastrum
Teddy Gove's garden
Nev Douglas's stand for his flowering plants (mainly orchids) on his back porch.
Bev Schouten's Garden Views
Gardens of Buderim Book
“Gardens of Buderim” is on sale at Manawee Garden Centre and at the Old Post Office-Buderim. Price is now $10
OR, Contact John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email email@example.com or Mobile: 0448714561 to order copies.