Floral stalwart honoured
Whitby Floral Art Club honoured long- time member Lorraine McMillan with a life membership recently.
Mrs McMillan had been involved with the club for almost all of its 23-year history, social secretary Sharron Thorpe said.
Mrs McMillan teaches, judges, demonstrates, lectures and examines floral art throughout New Zealand for the Floral Art Society of New Zealand.
She has won designer of the year for the Wellington Floral Art Club several times, and has convened and exhibited in many shows around the country.
Her designs for the society’s annual diary cover photos have won awards in New Zealand and overseas, and have also been printed on society gift cards.
‘‘Lorraine has held many tutor classes for groups from junior to senior level, imparting her great love and vast knowledge of flowers to us all,’’ Mrs Thorpe said.