It’s many, many thanks due to all those who helped make North Mundham exhibition such a success this weekend. It was a wonderful event, lots of visitors, our many old friends and a good number of first timers too, with a splendid mix of exciting and very varied work of a high standard. Much to see, lots of folk to chat too, and lovely lunches and cakes in a really friendly atmosphere.
Thanks are due of course to all those who submitted work, whether prints of digital as without that there would simply be no exhibition. It was particularly encouraging to see so many exhibitors new to North Mundham this time. Thanks to all of you who also gave some time on kitchen duty and generally helped out over the two days.
And its thanks to all the prints donated by exhibitors that the print raffle is so successful. Our thanks are due to Caroline and Margret Preece for so ably running that and welcoming all our visitors while encouraging them to buy into the print raffle, an important income generator for the Club!
Sarah and the daytime kitchen crew did a wonderful job keeping everyone fed and watered – having the refreshments and lunches is such an important aspect of the social part of the exhibition, and of course adds to Club funds.
Mike Harris and Brian Muir led the strong arm crew who get all the kit to the hall, set it all up and get it back to Tangmere is such good order. Vivien Ruddock is our superb publicity secretary, Jeff Owen as always produced the excellent PDI show and Carmel Lynch and Lynne Owen once again ran a lively tombola. It was lovely to welcome Joan and Jon Barham back to run the sales table, and our panels are enhanced by the biographies Stephen Marsh creates for us. Thanks to all of you for your hard work.
Our evening meal on Saturday was another special social occasion and many grateful thanks to Chris Worsley and the evening kitchen crew for making that such an enjoyable occasion.
Not only did the exhibition give us the opportunity to show our work in the less formal manner than competitions permit, but give us the chance to spend more time together. It also generates good funds to support the Club and attracts new members. And – not to let the grass grow under our feet – we now look forward to the Spring Exhibition when Club Class and Intermediate members get their chance to show their work at Tangmere Village Centre over the weekend of 6th and 7th April.