Dear Members

I hope that this finds you and yours well.

I think it has definitely been a year full of surprises both good and not so good, Mother Nature has definitely made us all stand up and take notice that’s for sure.

On a good side the VGCP had a very successful exhibition this year and some fantastic demonstrations were given by some very talented ladies. I think there is always something we can renew or learn at our demonstrations so a BIG thank you to all involved.

I am very grateful to be re-elected for another year as President of the VGCP. I have had an amazing group of ladies to work with this year who have always been there when needed with help and advice. I look forward to another successful year working with our new committee.

The highlights for this year are many but my two favorites would have to be our Exhibition and our Christmas Lunch so many good memories of both events.

The display of pieces painted by our members at the Exhibition can only be described as stunning – congratulations to all.

The time spent at stunning Oscars on the Yarra in Warburton and our fun night with our Australian Icons are memories I will hold for a long time.

We had 28 members who were able to attend our successful Christmas lunch, there was lots of catching up laughter and fun had on the day, many thanks to the committee who catered the event and may I say very yummy too. The laughter and fun was helped along with the fabulous Carol Measures in charge of the games, to the delight of everyone.

Unfortunately, my not so good day would be having to supervise the moving of our loved Historical collection to our storage facility, and the future for this is a work in progress.

I look forward to another year with great memories ahead, I wish for you and yours a safe and Happy Festive season.

Take Care       Sandra Templeman