Members are reminded that the deadline for submitting articles etc. for inclusion in the 2023 Yearbook, will be 31 July 2023.
Please send your submissions to: Yearbook Editor: Kate Gwillym - firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Caledonian Show
This years Auricula & Primula Show will be held at Saughton Park, near Edinburgh, on Sunday 14th May 2023.
Full details available at Royal Caledonian Horticulture Society website.
York Florists Spring Show
This years Spring Show will be held at the Recreation Hall, Wigginton Village, near York, on Saturday 15th April 2023.
Full details available at Ancient Society of York Florists website.
A gentle reminder from our Treasurer
Will all members please note that their membership subs for 2023 will be due on 1 January. We urge all members to make payment by Standing Order, this is, by far, the best method for you and for the Section since subs come directly to our bank account. Around half of members already pay in this way - you will not forget to pay and it saves the Section a great deal of time and expense in chasing unpaid subscriptions.
Remember that you have total control over a Standing Order, it is your instruction to your bank to make a payment on a specified date - only you can alter the amount or stop it.
There is a blank form on the website, Standing Order - you just need to print it off and fill in your own bank and account details, add your surname and initial [eg Smith J] as the payment reference (so that NAPS can identify the payment as yours) and hand the form in to your bank, not the Treasurer.
You can also set up the Standing Order directly yourself if you use on-line banking.
Also available this year is the ability to pay with your PayPal account.
For these any other payment methods please see Membership Renewal page.
It is with sadness that we report the death of Philip Firth of Sheffield, aged 86. He was an active committee member and exhibitor at our show for many years with a particular interest in Green Edged Auriculas.
The funeral will take place at Grenoside Crematorium, South Chappel, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S35 8RZ. Thursday 1st December 2022 at 1-30 pm.
We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife Mavis and family.
Kent Group Donation
The Secretary and members would like to thank Colin & Sue Humphrey for their kind donation of £310.40 to the Northern Section. We were sad to hear of the closure of the Kent group and wish everyone the very best for the future.
We have been advised that Gil, previously of Pops Plants, passed away last week.
Gil's funeral will be on 13 October at 1.00pm, Test Valley Crematorium, Romsey, SO51 6AA
Our thoughts are with Lesley and family.
It is with deep sadness, that we notify the loss of a valued member and friend.
Barry, a long standing committee member and highly respected grower, passed away last Thursday after a long illness.
Our thoughts are with Doreen, sons David and Richard, and their families.
Barry's funeral will take place on 5 October, at York Crematorium 1.40pm.