March meeting – 25 / 3 /2014

The March meeting was a busy affair. As always, members and visitors were greeted by Christobel Comerford at the door. The Trading Table was run by Marion Cooke.

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The 2014 Garden Bursary of $500 has been granted to a most worthy recipient, Georgia Carroll. She is photographed with club President, Peggy Munro, and then with her project.

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Georgia is an ex-student of Castlemaine Secondary College in her first year of studies at RMIT Melbourne. She is undertaking a course in Landscape Architecture.

Her referees spoke very highly of her and her work commitment. The interviewing panel members were impressed by her personal presentation, her interest in and knowledge of the field to which she is entering, her work ethic and the evidence she presented to it in the form of a Year 12 folio outlining a plan for the redevelopment of the corner of Elizabeth Street and the Midland Highway.

Georgia will use her bursary money to acquire appropriate reference materials and equipment as stipulated in the terms of the Award This award is Jointly sponsored by The Castlemaine and District Garden Club, Connecting Country, Friends of Mt Alexander Diggings, Castlemaine Field Naturalist Club, Goldfield Roses and Garden Group, MASG, Dorothy Hookey and Anonymous donors.

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The speaker was the President of Friends of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Jane Cleary, who talked about the changes in the Gardens recently.

Lynne Kelly

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