About South Midlands NAFAS
Who Are We?
The South Midlands NAFAS Group was founded in 1962. 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.
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 2021 Programme:
Area Council Meeting dates:-
Thursday, 18th March via Zoom, starting at 11.00 am
Wednesday, 23rd June at Dunchurch Village Hall. starting at 11.00 am
Thursday, 16th September at Dunchurch Village Hall, starting at 11.00 am
Members Day & AGM:-
AGM - 19th November 2021 - Manor Hotel, Meriden, Solihull CV7 7NH
President: Mrs Jan Oldfield 0121 705 7670 email@example.com
Chairman: Mrs Annette Thomas 01926 842577 firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Vice Chairman: Mr Nic Carree 01789 294121 email@example.com
2nd Vice Chairman: Vacancy
Treasurer: Mrs Maria Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Mrs Amanda Burgess email@example.com
Projects Secretary: Mrs Elaine Hall
Publications Officer: Mrs Sharon Badger 07907 932185 firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographic Representative: Vacancy
Media Officer: Contact email@example.com
JDS&E Chairman: Mrs Barbara Collins 01676 534820 firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Demonstrator Rep: Mrs Jo Davis 07896 117368 email@example.com
Area Speakers Rep: Mrs Simone Squire 01327 342167 firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Education Rep: Louisa Rigden 07966 178985 email@example.com
Area Judges Representative: Mrs Margaret Rumens 0121 705 4126 firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Magazine Editor: Mrs Carol Farmer email@example.com
The “Flower Arranger” Officer: Diane Everton 0121 308 2286 firstname.lastname@example.org
J D S & E Committee Members; Mrs Margaret Perry & Mrs Vicki Tuffen