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About South Midlands NAFAS

Who Are We?

The South Midlands NAFAS Group was founded in 1962, therefore celebrating our 60th anniversary during 2022.  After the division of the Midlands Area into North and South Areas, the South Midlands covers the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and is bordered by 6 other Areas of NAFAS.

Amongst our achievements, we have staged Flower Festivals in the Cathedrals of Birmingham, Coventry and Lichfield as well as in some of the lovely National Trust properties and Stately Homes in our Area.

Teams of our members have been honoured to represent NAFAS at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1978 and 2001 where they gained Silver Gilt and Gold Medals.

Many of our members have achieved individual success over the past years and we look forward to a future of more Fun and Friendship through Flowers. 

What is NAFAS?

 

In 1959, flower arranging clubs and societies banded together and, with the support of the Royal Horticultural Society, formed the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. NAFAS grew rapidly to encompass a national network of flower clubs and was granted charitable status in 1984. The Association has since been a unifying and guiding mainstay to thousands of men, women and juniors whose love of flowers has opened up a whole new world of creativity. Today, NAFAS ranks as one of the most notable specialist associations, with around 50,000 members across 21 areas in the UK.

Our Aims:

  • Encourage the love of flowers and plants and to demonstrate their decorative and creative value.

  • Advance education in all facets of flower arranging.

  • Instruct, train and qualify judges, demonstrators, speakers and teachers in order to raise the standard of flower arranging.

  • Support worthy causes and charities by organising exhibitions and competitions.

  • Encourage the conservation of rare and endangered species of flowers and plants.

Our 2022 Programme:

                

Area Council Meeting dates:-

Thursday, 10th March (via Zoom) commencing at 11am

Wednesday, 22nd June (at Dunchurch Village Hall) commencing at 11am

Thursday, 15th September (at Dunchurch Village Hall) commencing at 11am

AGM - Friday, 18th November (venue to be announced), commencing at 11am. 

Other dates - 2022

Harrogate Spring Show - 21st-24th April

Malvern Spring Festival - 5th-8th May

Gardeners World Live (NEC Birmingham) - 16th-19th June (Area representation)

South Midlands Area Diamond Anniversary Event - 15th July

South Midlands Area Show - 16th-17th September

 

Who's who on our Area Management Team

President: 

Mrs Ellie Meaking - Tel: 07808 312886   

email contact

 

Chairman:

Mrs Annette Thomas - Tel: 01926 842577   

email contact

1st Vice Chairman:

Mr Nic Carree - Tel: 01789 294121   

email contact

2nd Vice Chairman:

Vacancy                

Treasurer:

Contact the Area Chairman

email contact                   

Secretary:

Mrs Amanda Burgess

email contact 

Projects Secretary:

Mrs Elaine Hall

email contact

Publications Officer:

Mrs Sharon Badger - Tel: 07907 932185

email contact

Photographic Representative:

Vacancy - Contact the Area Secretary

email contact 

Media Officer:

Vacancy - Contact the Area Secretary

email contact 

Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Education (JDS&E) Committee Chairman:

Mrs Barbara Collins - Tel: 01676 534820

email contact

Area Demonstrator Rep:

Mrs Jo Davis - Tel: 07896 117368

email contact

Area Speakers Rep:

Mrs Simone Squire - Tel: 01327 342167

email contact

Area Education Rep:

Louisa Rigden - Tel: 07966 178985

email contact

Area Judges Representative:

Mrs Margaret Rumens - Tel: 0121 705 4126

email contact

Area Magazine Editor:

Mrs Carol Farmer

email contact

The “Flower Arranger” Officer:

Diane Everton - Tel: 0121 308 2286

email contact

JDS&E Committee Members;

Mrs Margaret Perry, Mrs Vicki Tuffen & Mrs Lyn Pirrie

Please contact via the JDS&E Chairman or Area Chairman