Helen Guthrie, QSM

Queen’s Service Medal

2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

For Services to Music and Horticulture

Congratulations to our President 1991-2015, Helen Guthrie, who received a QSM (Queen’s Service Medal) in Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.

The official citation reads:

Helen Guthrie was Chamber Music Wellington’s Concert Manager. She is a member of the Waikanae Music Society Committee and is the Society’s Treasurer and former President. She was a founding member and Chair of the Society’s Charitable Trust for Young Musicians.

She is President and Branch Secretary of the New Zealand Camellia Society. She was Membership Secretary on the National Council of the Camellia Society and has judged throughout the North Island as well as winning several awards. She is part of the New Zealand Rose Society, former President of the Kapiti Rose Society, and a long-time national judge of roses.

Photograph: Investiture 24th September 2018 with Governor General Dame Patsy Reedy at Government House Wellington