Joan Minogue Memorial Award
Joan Minogue Joan Minogue (nee Kelly) 1931 – 2005 was a stalwart of the Kilmore Agricultural and Pastoral Society being an active member most of her life. Her father, the late Cr. John Kelly, was a Life Member of the Society, so Joan grew up with the Show in her blood; she loved it. From a very young age she successfully exhibited her knitting, needlework and cooking, not only in the Kilmore Show, but in numerous other county shows, eventually graduating to the Royal Melbourne Show where again she was successful. Over the years she has won many awards, which included Most Successful Exhibitor on many occasions and Victorian Agricultural Society of Australasia (VASA) awards. Joan encouraged her daughters and later her granddaughters, as well as other young people to take an interest in the Show and enter an exhibit. She was a competent Judge in Homecraft and judged at many country shows. She was a committee member and Chief Steward in the Homecraft pavilion for the Kilmore Show and spent many hours proof reading the show schedule and organising lunches etc. for officials and judges. In December 1992, Joan was justly awarded Life Membership of the Society. In memory of Joan’s contribution to the Kilmore Agricultural Show, the show committee awards a Joan Minogue Memorial Award each year. Maree Marr won the 2011 Joan Minogue Memorial Trophy for her beautiful quilt. Jill Mattei won this prestigeous award at the 2015 show.