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April 27, 2020

LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Hi there to all my flowery friends.

 

I hope that you are all keeping well and safe. We are now 5 weeks into “Lock Down” and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. We are approaching another Bank Holiday, with no traffic jams, so that’s got to be a bonus. Spring has definitely sprung in my garden, and hasn’t the weather over the last few weeks been glorious. I bet you’ve all got the tidiest gardens ever! I am just waiting for Solihull Council to recommence their green bin collections, then I can get out there and do some serious chopping. 

 

We are taking our daily exercise, walking the highways and byways around our estate. We have lived in this house for 30 years but had no knowledge of all the parks and open spaces. We found a beautiful Bluebell wood the other day, and the perfume was fabulous. Unfortunately we ended up in someones back garden, but the owner was a lovely chap, and directed us through his garden gate and onto the right road.

 

At this time, we are so fortunate to have social media to keep us in touch. We have had a couple of Zoom meetings with family and friends, even one to the US, all which were very lively. We do need some fun in our lives. I watched a demo by one of our area flower arrangers, and a trip around David Rylands garden at Easter, all lift the spirits.

 

Well I wish you all a Happy May Day, keep well and keep safe, and remember we all have got friends out there, and we’ll see one another soon. 

 

Best wishes

 

Jan Oldfield (Area President)

March 13, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

NAFAS –Coronavirus(COVID-19)StatementFollowing the announcement after the Cobra meetingheld on Thursday March 12th, we continuetomonitor the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines set by the Government, the World Health Organisation and the UK NHS.

 

The health and safety of our members, staff and visitors is our priority.Althoughthere  has  been  no directive  to  cancel  events or  meetings,  the  Board  of  Directors are conscious   of   the   age   demographic   of NAFAS   Members   and haveagreed   the   following recommendationsto Clubs,Areas and Members:

 

•Cancel all meetings planned in April2020.

•Give careful consideration to all meetings planned between now and the end of March.

•Do not arrange any future meetings or events untilfurther notice.

Please  note,  these  are recommendationsonly,and  all decisions madeare  the  responsibility  of  the Club or Area. There may be local considerations to be aware of, for example,a member of a club may contractthevirus.

 

Please  contact Head Office should you have  any concerns or for full information and guidelines aboutCoronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the NHS website –www.nhs.ukIt  is the responsibilityof  the Club  and  Area  Chairman to fulfill  their contractualobligations  to  a Demonstratorif  a  meeting  is  cancelled  at  short  notice,  especially  if  flowers  have  already  been purchased.

 

Please honour your responsibilities.

 

As  from  Monday 16thMarch  2020, NAFAS  Head  Officewill  beoperating  on  a restrictedstaffing structurewhich will see onlytwo membersof staff in at any one time, with others adopting a working from home policy.This will reducethe risk of infectionand prepare us for a total lockdown of Head Office,should  the  need  arise. You  will  still  be able  to  communicate  with  Head Office  in  the  normal way, phone and email. If there are any changes to the current recommendations from the Government or the World Health Organisation, we will review and react to their instructions promptly.

March 06, 2020

J D S & E Day with Mark Entwistle

We had a fabulous Area JDS&E Day on Friday 6th with Mark Entwistle....a few photos are below.  

February 01, 2020

Judges Refresher Day

On Saturday 1st February our Area held a Judges Refresher Day led by tutor Lesley Sturdy, based mostly on work with period designs. Here are some of the super designs.  A good day enjoyed by all.

September 05, 2019

Dates for your Diary 2020

Hot off the press dates for your 2020 diary

Council dates:-

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Thursday 17th September 2020

All meetings to be held at Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch CV22 6PN

Members Day & AGM:-

Members Day - 29th May 2020 - Hilton, Warwick

AGM - 20th November 2020 - Manor Hotel, Meridan

August 07, 2019

Floral Art & Design Show - Area Successes

Congratulations are in order to our members of our area who have won awards in the Floral Art and Design show a full list of awards will follow however....

 

Class 2 - Lola Philips - 3rd

 

Class 5 - Flower club of Market Harborough - Very Highly Commended

 

Class 6 - John Chennell - Commended

 

Class 15 - Bugbrooke & District Floral society - Commended

 

Class 19 - Lola Philips - Commended

 

John Chennell also won 2 special awards - Robert Gibbs Trophy for best use of foliage and also the Fresh Garden Plant Material Trophy.

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