Flo­ral stal­wart hon­oured

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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.

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