We held a fundraiser Floral Extravaganza event at the St Elizabeths Church and hall in Westville, showcasing floral art at its best, with 17 designs through the Church as well as 53 in the Hall and filling the stage. Although it was not a competition, our members participated in 8 classes of designs ranging from petite to large floor freestanding designs, traditional, modern, contemporary and hanging designs, as well as creating a garden on the stage and filling the church with beautiful masses and other designs. Visitors were then asked to vote, and these are to be tallied and prizes will awarded to the 3 designers receiving the most votes at our next meeting at the end of June.
One of our objectives in doing this was to encourage our new members to try their hand at a ‘competition’ title without being judged and hopefully by doing this gaining more confidence to enter our monthly club competitions. We also wanted our members to feel free to try out new ideas and to showcase our work to the public, and we did achieve all of this! Judging by the length of time it took for people to leave, it was obvious that the public were intrigued by the vast array of work on display, so much so that many found it very difficult to vote for just one design!
The atmosphere in the hall during the set up and exhibition days was one of fun and friendship. The church members also helped to create a relaxed and social feel with their delightful tea garden and scrumptious eats!
We are very proud of our members who gave of their best and thank the public who supported us so generously!
The raffle was won by Geraldine Cominos.
ENTRANCE DESIGNS BY GREG BAPTIE AND ANU GOUNDER
WINDOW DESIGN BY SNOOKS COLE
TABLE DESIGN BY VERONICA LAVOIPIERRE
FONT DESIGN BY LEILA PARUK
CHILDREN'S DESIGN BY SHEILA ASTILL
MODERN MASS BY LEILA PARUK
PULPIT DESIGN BY OLGA CAINE
CHURCH MASS BY ROSEMARIE BLAIR
LADIES CHAPEL MASS BY LAUREN MICHEL
CHURCH PILLAR DESIGNS BY COGIE THAVARAYAN
WIGGLY WORM BY TREVOR HUMAN AND TORTOISE BY TANIA VAN DER WATT
TEDDY & GUITAR BY PATSY NAIDOO. BUTTERFLY BY LEILA PARUK
PARROT BY HILDA SWAN. EAGLE BY COGIE THAVARAYAN BIRDBATH BY MONICA CAMPBELL YOUNG
DRIFTWOOD & FLOWERS BY MARGARET HUMAN AND CHERYL GRIFFITHS
GARDEN TABLE AND CHAIRS BY PAULA MONK
CLASS 1 - SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL
A PETITE DESIGN – MORE THAN 10CM BUT NOT EXCEEDING 25CM IN WIDTH, HEIGHT & DEPTH
MARGARET HUMAN PAULA MONK
LAUREN MICHEL ELIZE MEYER
SHEILA ASTILL COGIE THAVARAYAN
BARBARA HOLLINGSWORTH PAM HARVEY
MAYTHREE RAMLUCKEN RINA MASON
GLYNNIS MOODLEY ROBYN LAPIN
OLGA CAINE NYANAM KISTAN
REHANA ALLY SAROJ KISTEN
CLASS 2 - DECIDEDLY DIFFERENT
FLOOR STANDING DESIGN
BEV WESTHOF MARGARET HUMAN
ANU GOUNDER GREG BAPTIE
JACKIE FLEURIOT ANTOINETTE LITKIE
CLASS 3 - FABULOUS WITH FOLIAGE, ONLY
A HANGING DESIGN
SANDY TALBOT ANU GOUNDER
REHANA ALLY GLYNNIS MOODLEY
MAYTHREE RAMLUCKEN LYNN CLARK
LEILA PARUK KEVIN WEBB
CLASS 4 - AWESOME AUTUMN
NEW NOVICES IN A NICHE – Never entered a competition before!
MONICA CAMPBELL YOUNG JILL GIRDWOOD
BARBARA FOUCHE BABES CHELLAKOTTY
CLASS 5 - CELEBRATION
A TRADITIONAL DESIGN
RINA MASON BABES CHELLAKOTTY
CLASS 6 - WIRE, WOOD & WOOL (Incorporating Flowers)
A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
KEVIN WEBB SUE MEADOWS
BEV WESTHOF VASSIE NAYANAH
VERONICA LAVOIPIERRE HILDA SWAN
NORMA COMMINS PAM HARVEY
CLASS 7 - CASCADE
ROSEMARIE BLAIR GREG BAPTIE
CLASS 8 - NDEBELE STYLE
KOGIE MOODLEY PATSY NAIDOO
COGIE THAVARAYAN SAROJ KISTEN
BOTANICAL STYLE DESIGN CORNER DESIGN BY
CHERYL GRIFFITHS MARGARET HUMAN
One thing this Show did prove is that we are not just a Club of members but rather a Club of friends – friends who share, who support and most importantly have fun together!
We look forward to welcoming many of the interested ladies and gents to our next Club meeting on the 26th June.
Veronica and Anu hard at work, whilst some of us have a much needed break!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE PUBLIC VOTE
FOR THE HALL AND CHURCH DESIGNS
Our Chairman Greg Baptie with winners Lauren Michel, Kogie Moodley, Anu Gounder and Rosemary Blair!
1ST - ROSEMARY BLAIR FOR HER CASCADE DESIGN CLASS 7
2ND - ANU GOUNDER FOR HER HANGING DESIGN FABULOUS WITH FOLIAGE
3RD - KOGIE MOODLEY FOR HER NDEBELE STYLE PAVE DESIGN
AND WINNER OF THE CHURCH OR HALL VOTE WAS LAUREN MICHEL
FOR HER MASS IN THE LADIES CHAPEL
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND TO THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR VOTES!