Girvan Academy Theatre was the setting for a very special night in the Clubs history as well as it being the Annual Open Evening it also marked the exact date, November 28,1973 of the Club's formation.

Chairperson Helen Walker welcomed everyone and gave a brief history of how 45 years ago tonight the Club was formed, stemming from an idea between two friends and their aim was promote friendship through flowers and this they certainly achieved.

The first demonstration was held in The Unitas Hall, with Jenny Logan being the first demonstrator. At the first committee meeting it was agreed to offer a service on a Rota System of Flower Arranging to the Davidson Hospital. This system still continues, having transferred to The New Community Hospital.

Helen then welcomed on stage Chelsea award winning NAFAS Area Demonstrator Vanessa Wellock from Ilkley “On Tour” with her “5 Gold Rings” demonstration.

Fiona Robertson was then called upon to give the vote of thanks to Vanessa a most talented, artistic lady for her “Wow” factor demonstration.

Helen then asked Vanessa to draw the raffle resulting in the lucky winners happily taking home the wonderful exquisite arrangements.