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Floral Carpet Theme – Captain Cook’s Centenary – Autumn Fair 1970
Convenor/Designer Mrs O. Thomas

January 1970

Dahlia Show and Floral Carpet: Stewards for Dahlia Show were appointed as follows:

  • Mrs O. Thomas Snr to be in charge of the carpet and appoint her own helpers.
  • Supervising Steward: Mrs E. Hawkins
  • Dahlia section: B. Humphries and H. Penney.
  • Cut flowers: A. Hawkins and M. Martin
  • Floral Open: M. Ferris and D. Prentis
  • Floral Novice: T. Dunstan and A. Jeremy

March 1970

Life Member: Moved J. Shafer seconded B. Cox that we confer Life Membership of this Society on Mrs O. Thomas in appreciation of her many efforts designing and laying the floral carpet over the past years.

May 1970

Passing of Alan Lockwood, Foundation President: Mrs E. Hawkins (President) opened the meeting and welcomed visitors and members and asked members to observe a minutes silence for the sick and bereaved, especially mentioning our Foundation President Mr Alan Lockwood who had passed away the previous week.

June 1970

Membership Badges: Moved J. Schafer seconded B. Thomas that we order 100 badges from Wallace Bishop as plan approved.

September 1970

The eighteenth Annual Meeting and Election of Officers was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Ron Penney on 29 September.

Officers elected for 1970-1971 were:

    • Life Patron: J. H. Skerman
    • Junior Patron: A. W. Webster
    • President: E. Hawkins
    • Vice Presidents: T. Dunstan and L. M. Rough
    • Secretary: H. Penney
    • Treasurer: D. Prentis

Spring Fair: The Annual Maleny Spring Fair sponsored by the Maleny and District Horticultural Society was held in the School of Arts on 11 September.

The fair was a double barrelled function, commencing at 2.00pm with stalls, floral displays and afternoon teas.The doors were closed at 4.00pm and re-opened at 5.30. The flowers still on display were later sold. At 8.00pm a one act play by the Maleny Rural Youth opened the concert.

Proceeds were in aid of the Maleny Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade [QATB].

Image: Looking at the fine display of flowers at the Spring Fair held in Maleny in aid of the Ambulance centre were (left to right): Les Deans, Brenden Keleher, Adrian Lewin, Mrs Ron Keleher, Mrs Fred Porter, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Dougherty.