ABOUT the society
The Society was founded in 1960 to promote and encourage the cultivation of dahlias. The Dahlia Society of Victoria is registered as an Incorporated Association with Consumer Affairs Victoria, Registered Number A0010711F. It has been helping members and others to grow, show and enjoy dahlias for over 60 years.
The Society conducts events and activities for both members and the public, including
In addition to the practical, positive advice given by experienced growers and exhibitors at these activities, members get the following benefits
The Society's Rules of Association are registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria. The Rules define the purposes and powers of the association, membership rights and privileges, grievance and disciplinary procedures, conduct of meetings, committee roles and responsibilities and financial management requirements.
All committee members and officers of the Society are volunteers, elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
The Society recognises outstanding contributions by members with Life Membership and other awards for service to the Society and its purposes.
Organisations including Garden Clubs and Horticultural Societies may become members of the the Dahlia Society of Victoria. The Society is also affiliated with other organisations that have similar interests.
At each Annual General Meeting the President of the Society presents an Annual Report for the preceding financial year, which ends on 31 March. Follow the link for the latest President's Report.
The following publications can be purchased by members from the online shop or on the membership application form for new members: