Life Membership is awarded to Maleny Garden Club members after 25 years.
John Hope Skerman (1964) was a long serving Life Patron (approximately 28 years) whose generosity in providing trophies probably will never be matched. Donated trophies from 1952 until the last recorded in 1993. Passed away in 1972 aged 96 years old.
Joan Gibson: (1978) Proposed as an Honorary member. Passed away noted in the Minutes 1993. A great contributor to the activities of the Horticultural Society.
Marie and Annie Cassells (1994) were members of the Society from the time of the completion of the new School of Arts building (1957) until the time of their nomination in 1994 as Life members, a total of 30+ years.
Phyl Waters: (1994) Proposed Hamer Wallis and seconded Di Hall
Ann Jeremy: (1999) First mentioned in Minutes of 1969, Ann Jeremy was secretary in 1983 for ’84, She also became Vice President for the same year then President 1984 for ’85.
Loy Ryan: (1999) First mentioned in Minutes 1990. Passed away in 2001.
Pat Powell (2010) assumed the role of President of the Garden Club in 1993.A feature of Pat’s Presidency was her nomination of flower for the years she was President, in 1994 it was the Tree Dahlia and in 1995 it was the ‘Green Ice’ miniature rose.
Di Hall(2015) was President and Floral Carpet convenor for many years. Di is first mentioned in the Club minutes in October 1998. Di Bus Trip convenor in 1993 and often introduced the guest speaker at meetings.
June Crane (2015) served as Secretary for 3 consecutive terms ((1989-90- 91)and Competition Flower Judge for 5 consecutive years as well as the Spring and Autumn Fair Organiser for 2 consecutive years.
Joyce Butterfield: (2017) Brian and Joyce Butterfield were the librarians for total of 5 years: 1997/98 – 1998/99 – 1999/00 – 2000/01 and 2001/02. Joyce was Vice President 1996/97 and 1997/98. At meetings of the Maleny Garden Club in the 1990s Joyce Butterfield presented a segment Friend or Foe, which identified bugs and pests in our gardens.
Seven Life Members represent 200 years of commitment to Maleny Garden Club and the community. (2017)