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 Maleny Garden Club celebrated 70 Years in 2022 

Floral Carpet Theme: Celebrating 70 Years – 70 Years Celebration Event 2022

The Event – 25 October, 2022

Members and guests, from near and far, enjoyed the magnificent celebration of 70 years of the Maleny Garden Club on 25 October at the Maleny Showgrounds. Among these were past office bearers, life members, past members, representatives from the Queensland Council of Garden Clubs and other garden clubs, government representatives and members of other local organisations. MGC thanks everyone who helped celebrate.

Guests at the 70th Celebration
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The celebration was a well deserved tribute to all who have gone before and who are now at the helm. Certificates of recognition and appreciation were presented by Garden Clubs Australia.

The Cake

Every birthday need a cake! The cake was cut by Life members Lisa Plucknett (L) and Joyce Butterfield (R).

Connecting the Past and the Present

MGC was honoured to have David Burnett at the 70th birthday celebration on 25 October, 2022. David is the son of Rixon and Peg Burnett, two of the founding members of the club. Sixty eight years later David stands beside a photo of his father! See more.

A Group of Society Members: From left to right: Rixon Burnett, Aubrey Bergann, Phil Prentis, Alan Lockwood. Thought to have been taken in Aubrey Bergann’s garden.
From the minutes September, 1952:
‘It was agreed to form a Club to be known as the Maleny Horticultural Society.
Present at that meeting were: Mr Rixson Burnett, Mr Alan Lockwood, Mr Alan Webster, Mrs W Bergann, Mrs B J Nothling and Mrs Doris Waddell.’
Celebration Highlights
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