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Grafton Floral Art Society

As a result of the Graton Floral Society’s Cancer Council morning tea, $1,300 has been forwarded to the Cancer Council lifesaving research programme. Attendance was slightly down on last year, but socially and financially it was very successful; many thanks to the business firms who were generous with their support.

With regards to the entries in the Floral Art Section at the Graton Show, members were congratulated on their efforts and many were winners in their classes. Feedback from the show was very encouraging, congratulations to Doreen Winkley receiving the champion ribbon and the wonderful efforts in the children’s section. 

The winter issue of “Our Garden” was received from the Garden Club of Australia and copies were distributed to members.

Rescue magazine was received from Westpac Helicopter Service, being Edition 3 for 2019.

We received an invitation from Presbyterian Women’s Association to their Friendship Morning teas on May 30, with guest speaker and trade table. 

Deirdre Hall, from Bowral forwarded a complimentary book, “Floral Designs” offering members a special price if wishing to purchase. Many members have indicated they will purchase this informative book.

The demonstrator for the meeting was Bev, being her first attempt. In a black cylinder-shaped container, she arranged a vertical design using strelitzia foliage for height, one tall strelitzia bloom and contoured dark mauve crucifix orchids down through the design.

Next, followed a most interesting container… a miniature copper coal shuttle. For height she used a small truss of hydrangea, the focal area had pink chrysanthemums and through the design, placed purple saliva and small snowflake.

Members are reminded that the next meeting will be held on June 13, with a nominated demonstrator.

Flower arranging for the home is governed by the love of flowers and pleasure to give.

Freda Johnson