The second show for 2003, held during our Australian spring (November 8&9) at The Hungarian Club Hall, was very successful. The unusually cold and wet winter was responsible for an abundance of foliage but fewer blooms. However, there was a riot of colour and patrons were not disappointed.

Attendence was up on our last show. This was despite the local Pageant and other events staged on the same weekend. Members worked hard and spirits were high. It was great to see the return of several of our interstate members from last year, who not only attended the show, but lent very much appreciated support. The AFS President Herb Clark and Show Manager Lyn Robson, extend their gratitude to those members of the society who displayed plants and worked at the show, and to the general public who supported us.

Merit Certificates were awarded to the members:

Category: For the Best Basket in the Show............Winner - Tom Howson.
Category: For the Best Pot in the Show.................Winner - Rexene Hill.
Category: For the Best shaped plant in show..........Winner - Margaret Walkley..

John Clift and Ray Hill,
greet patrons.

Margaret Walkley with her prize winning Best Shaped Plant in Show.

Not to be left out, long time member Shirley Jones,
proudly shows off
one of her baskets
Betty Howson with husband Tom's, prize winning
Best Basket in S


The AFS notice board has 170 photos of fuchsias displayed on its front and back panels.
On the centre panel, a fuchsia 'clock' which in lieu of hours, shows months. Colour codes
that are referenced to the central data sheet show the activities that should be carried out.
GREEN & GOLD are the Australian National Sporting Colours