The public meeting on 22nd April was a great success. Although the attendance figures were a little disappointing the meeting went well.
After the president welcomed everyone and introduced the committee he gave an overview of the history of the show, it is our fourth year! He then explained the background to the new association and its aims. The secretary provided some details on things like finances. Next both shared talking about the plans for this year, exhibits, promotion etc. Membership was discussed last.
The meeting was thrown open for discussion and there were quite a few topics raised. The committee will look into them at future meetings. Ways of promoting the show were also discussed. Several members offered to distribute flyers at other events. This is a very successful way to promote the show as word of mouth is the best form of advertising. Another subject was members helping on the weekend of the event.
The meeting concluded with supper and there were several lively discussions going on over the coffee and biscuits. It was good to see everyone getting involved. The whole night was very positive and must be considered a success with some new members and lots of good ideas.