The September meeting began with a celebration of the ikebana achievements and contribution to the Melbourne Chapter by Mrs Doreen Schofield.
The Certificate of Appreciation was presented by Chieko Yazaki, President of the Chapter, who spoke about Doreen's extensive contributions.
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The ikebana theme for the meeting was 'Blossoms Springing from a glass vase'. Lara Telford, a Sogetsu School teacher, gave a demonstration in which she used two glass vases, one inside the other.
The materials of her gold, red and green arrangement are: wattle, rhododendron and daffodils. Other member's works are shown below.
Aiko Roskram, kangaroo paw, 'sea holly' and asparagus fern.
Thea Sartori, Japanese Flowering Quince and Gypsophila.
Joy Manie, white and pink blossom, small glass containers on red lacquer tray.
Rosemary Hordern, helleborus and grape vine.
Marjorie Campkin-Smith, white camellia.
Chieko Yazaki, spiraea and anthurium.
Euginia Chudachek, yellow kerria.
Pat Hetrel, purple magnolia and mauve heath.
Beverley Webster, carnation, alstroemeria and gypsophila.
Helen Gray, purple alogyne.