Contact information. If you have recently received your copy of Vernalis or the notice of the cancellation of the Northern Section shows by post, it means that we do not have your e-mail address on record. If you would be happy to receive Vernalis, notices of shows and meetings and other important information by e-mail, please just ping a quick e-mail to email@example.com and we will add you to the list (and save the Section the cost of a stamp). Yearbooks will continue to be circulated by post.
Auricula & Primula Shows Cancelled. It is with regret that the committee, following government advice, have decided to cancel our 3 shows this year; that is the Primula show, the Auricula show and Newbottle show due to the rapid escalation of the Coronavirus.
In addition, the North East Group meetings will be suspended until further notice.
It was considered by the Committee that the health and well being of all our members was paramount and without question. We hope you all stay well and that things are resolved as soon as possible. We will hopefully feel it safe at the end of October for our usual AGM to take place and we will let you know nearer that time what is decided.
It has been confirmed that the York Florists Show and Harrogate Spring Flower Show next month have also been cancelled.
Scam emails. A number of scam emails are being received from someone pretending to be Chris Gill. It is believed they are using the details shown on the contact page of the website. Beware of any emails from people using strange email addresses. Check with the individual before doing as requested on the email.
Membership renewal. Many
thanks to all those Northern Section members who have already
renewed their subscriptions for 2020 either by cash/cheque or by
Standing Order directly to our bank account. Unfortunately, a
proportion of Standing Orders are still coming through at the old
subscription rates of £5 or £6 (family membership). Since 1st
January 2019 the rate for all UK members has been £10. Please check
if your Standing Order is still for £5/£6, if so, can you please
amend it so that the Section receives the full subscription.
Amending now will only take effect from 2021, so please pay the
balance to the treasurer.
Could you also ensure that subscriptions are paid at the beginning of January and certainly by the end of February.
Please consider setting up a Standing Order if you have not already done so, see our Membership Renewal page - using this method will renew your membership automatically for you each year and saves the Section a great deal of time and administration.
Due to the costs for printing and distribution of the Yearbook and Vernalis, the Section can only distribute these to those members who have paid the full subscription.
New Website, I hope you enjoy the new website. Should you spot any errors or have an idea for additions or improvements, please get in touch. Alan Clelland - firstname.lastname@example.org
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