The Dahlia Society of Australia is a direct link to all State Societies of NSW/ACT, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland & Victoria and the Regional Dahlia Clubs of Central Mid-West (Orange NSW), Shepparton, Portland & Ballarat.
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Dahlia Society of Australia Special Award
The Dahlia Society of Australia Special Award recognises those in our societies/groups who work tirelessly behind the scenes
to ensure the success of our various events/shows & day to day operations.
We do not necessarily notice everything that these people do, but we certainly notice
what is not done if these people are not present.
The awardees are selected annually by the President of each Specialist Dahlia Group.
Portland Dahlia Society – Alf Hardingham President
Bruce & Isobel Millard, Hamilton (Vic) have been on the committee for years & are contributing in many ways
with transporting of staging, assisting with the Schedule, stewarding,
and contributing with a large number of entries in Dahlia & Roses sections.
NSW/ACT – Robert Curll President
Graeme Davis was a surprised recipient of the award commenting “Why me”.
Graeme has been involved for a lifetime with the Canberra Horticultural Society.
Graeme is just one of those who assist in a number of roles with the promoting of the Dahlia & attracting exhibitors.
Dahlia Society of Victoria
Without Paul Humphries the DSV would not have any meeting because
Paul is the Caretaker & opens & closes the venue for all meetings & Shows.
Along with his wife Glenys they have been organising the catering and cleaning up.
Paul is always first there & last to leave.
Central West Dahlia Society
Peter Stonestreet is reported to be there whatever the
group is engaged in.
It is people like Peter that make any club successful.
Peter is a great supporter of his local show scene.
Tasmanian Dahlia Society - Greg Fookes President
Charles Smith has been involved with Dahlias for Yonks’.
Along with being a respected Judge & a Successful Exhibitor.
Charlie was a great Ambassador for the Dahlia on his trip to the USA
where he was invited to be part of Judging teams.
His introductions of the Dahlia raised under the Devon name have been
successful world wide.
Queensland Dahlia Society – Mike Colby - President
Col McLaughlan, during the past year, and in numerous years past you have given untiring service to the Queensland Dahlia Society.
You have been on the Executive and held various official positions.
You have carried out those duties in an efficient and timely manner whether it was as President, Newsletter Editor,
Show Chief Steward and really you have shouldered the lion’s share of duties for the organization of Society functions etc.
Your dedication to this Society and the promotion of your favourite flower through your ever willingness to assist with advise
and sharing dahlia tubers is a credit to you.
I’m sure that you would agree that without the support of your
devoted wife Cathy you would not be able to do what you do.
Shepparton & Districts Dahlia Club - Rodney Clarke - Prtesident
John & Anne Menzel, John and Anne have been wonderful supporters of our club since its inception.
After helping to set up the club, they have continued their support by conducting the tuber auction,
collating the pictorial presentation screened on the big screen and auctioneering.
In later years Anne has kept the auction books.
They are very worthy winners.
South Australian Dahlia Society – Neville Jaeschke President
Malcolm Keller (and Christine) has become high achievers in exhibiting Dahlias at our state championships.
He has promoted the Dahlia through the local florists.
Malcolm (and Christine) was editors of the Tuber Talk publication sourcing articles and photographs
of interest to growers and enthusiasts, building the publication
to a high standard with a distribution to various countries.
Malcolm is our liaison person with the management at the Botanic Gardens to establish
and maintain a brilliant display of Dahlias. In conjunction with the Botanic Gardens Malcolm
was instrumental in arranging for locally raised tubers to be sent to the Botanic Gardens in Paris.
Malcolm is the outgoing President of the Dahlia Society of SA.