ALL SMILES: Elie Dean, Jeff Bloxsom and Terry Dean receive trophies at the Rockhampton Orchid Society’s Christmas Party.
ALL SMILES: Elie Dean, Jeff Bloxsom and Terry Dean receive trophies at the Rockhampton Orchid Society’s Christmas Party. Contributed

GALLERY: Orchid society members celebrate a blooming 2015

THE members of the Rockhampton Orchid Society Inc. concluded a highly successful year with a Christmas Party and Presentation of Trophies at the Frenchville Sports Club on November 29.

President Jeff Bloxsom and his wife Marilyn welcomed over 100 members.

A highlight of the year was a trip to Mackay in September for the 20th Australian Orchid Conference and Show.

A Display created by Terry Dean, Norma Glover and Jeni Scott was awarded First Prize in its section, in competition with 8 other Displays from all over Australia.

This was a real coup for Rockhampton. At the Christmas Party, Jeni Scott was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Trophy.

Terry and Ellie Dean received three trophies (Judges' Choice, Popular Vote, and Aggregate Points at Shows).

Sandra and Michael Rowcliffe were the recipients of the Novice Trophy and will now move into the Advanced Section.

Members are looking forward to an exciting time in 2016.