March 2019

8th March 2019

President Kate Dilks welcomed 50 members and 5 guests to the March meeting. Coffee hostesses Gill Roffey and Gill Chapman were thanked as was Alex Tubman who provided the beautiful Spring flowers.

Kate told members about our Dabble Day  to read about all the details please click here . As we need at least 20 members to make the day viable members were urged to sign up by the April monthly meeting.

East Kent Federation is holding a Centenary Garden Party at St. Edmunds School in Canterbury on July 22nd. Tickets cost £15.00 and further details are the East Kent News.

After coffee, cake, biscuits and chat we welcomed Mr. Dick Bolton who gave a very interesting illustrated talk about Blue Badge Guides. He and his wife had been Blue Badge Guides for Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex

He first explained the very rigorous training that every potential guide must go through which takes in walking tours, coach tours and private car tours. Each guide must know about the local area, history, flora and fauna, architecture, archaeology, literature, politics, communication skills. The list seemed endless! At the end of the training there are equally rigorous written and practical exams. Mr. Bolton also gave us insights into his personal experiences of working as a Blue Badge Guide.

Jeanne Doorne won the competition with a flower from her garden.

Click here to read about next Month’s meeting and the Competition.