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We are affiliated to The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), and cover Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and all of South Wales. The area was formed in 1959 and currently consists of 68 Flower Clubs, with almost 4000 members. It is also a registered charity, and uses all surpluses to further its aims of education, promotion and improving the standards of flower arranging in the Area.
If you love flowers and flower arranging, why not join your local flower arrangement club? You will be assured of a warm welcome!
Log in to the Members’ Area to access minutes of Area Council Meetings and other documents, and to see Who’s Who in Area.
NAFAS EMERALD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -
Members of our Area enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Hilton Hotel, Swindon, from November 21st to 23rd 2014, celebrating the NAFAS Emerald Anniversary. We were treated to excellent accommodation, food, entertainment, shopping and workshops. It was lovely to meet up with friends from different parts of our Area, as well as those from other Areas of NAFAS, and a splendid time was had by all! Have a look at a selection of photos from the event HERE. (All photos by our e-
MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL 2015
The Schedule and entry forms for the Malvern Spring Festival 2015 are now available. Click HERE to download (PDF format)
EMERALD ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
Our recent Emerald Anniversary lunch was a great success! Click HERE for a report and pictures.
MALVERN AUTUMN SHOW 2014
Many congratulations to all the members of our Area who won awards at the recent Malvern Autumn Show, especially to Jean Wilcox (Gloucester) who won BEST IN SHOW for her entry in Class 7 “A Little Dream”. You can read the full list of prize winners HERE. If anyone has pictures of any of the winning exhibits, we’d love to see them!
MESSAGE FROM KATHERINE KEAR ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRIP TO THE NETHERLANDS,
APRIL 9TH -
Click HERE for details!
LATEST NEWS FROM TRADING
Jackie Beard now has supplies of the new NAFAS Booklet “New Ideas for Christmas” at £4.50 each, and new 2015 Diaries at £4.50 and Calendars at £4.95. Please contact Jackie direct to reserve these or arrange collection.
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER COUNCIL MEETING are now available to download from the Members’ Area.
THE FLOWER ARRANGER order form for 2015 is now available to download from the Members’ Area. Forms should be returned to Judy Street by Monday 24th November at the very latest.
OUR PRESIDENT, SHEILA HAND, was involved in decorating the tomb of the unknown warrior at Westminster Cathedral recently, ahead of the service of remembrance the following day. See some pictures HERE.
AN UPDATED MEDIA PERMISSION FORM is available to download from the Members’ Area. This form can be sent to demonstrators with the blue form requesting their permission to use photos of them and their designs on a club’s website and/or Facebook page. Demonstrators can then let their wishes be known to the club, avoiding any potential embarrassment with posting pictures. Please make sure you are using the latest version -
SUCCESS AT THE ROYAL WELSH SHOW! At the Royal Welsh Show on 21st July, Vivienne Llufrio (North Pembs) gained a 1st and BEST IN SHOW for Mirror Image, Delyth Price (Area Demonstrator) gained a 1st for Design for Living, 1st for Al Fresco, VHC for Eastern Influence, and VHC for Green Energy. Daphne Furneaux (Llanelli Flower Club) gained a 2nd for Living Design, VHC and Best Use of Garden Plant Material for The Allotment, and HC for Alfresco. Louise Furneaux (Llanelli Flower Club) gained a 1st for The Allotment, 1st for Green Energy, and 2nd for Mirror Image as well as being awarded The Marquis of Anglesey trophy for the most points in the show. Brilliant results!
OFFENHAM FLORAL ART SOCIETY held a flower festival, “Hats Off To Our Boys” in July. See information and pictures from the festival HERE.
HEREFORD CATHEDRAL FLOWER FESTIVAL -
Those of you in the Worcester/Birmingham area might be interested in this:
The BBC are working on a brand new series which is looking for creative and outgoing couples. They are looking for people in the Worcester/Birmingham region to take part in a new series that celebrates attractions -
CLUB OFFICERS’ DAY 2nd JULY 2014
The Club Officers’ Day held at the Larruperz Centre in Ross on Wye was very well attended by Chairmen, Secretaries, Programme Secretaries, Treasurers, and others officers from clubs from all across our Area. We had a very interesting and enjoyable day organised by the Area Executive Committee, and our e-
THE SCHEDULE FOR THE NAFAS NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2014 is available to download HERE. Our eMedia officer, Chrissie Harten, is on the National Photography Committee, and is the competition secretary this year, so don’t let her down -
Many congratulations to Daphne Furneaux and Emily Gordon-
THE MINUTES OF THE AREA COUNCIL MEETING held on May 21st and the latest Gold List are now available to download from the Members’ Area.
AREA DAY 2014
The competition schedule for Area Day is now available to download HERE. Why not enter? It could be YOU who wins a trophy!
SUCCESS AT THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW!
Many congratulations to our members who have won awards at the Chelsea Flower Show this week!
In the 1st session: Delyth Price -
In the 2nd Session:
Llanelli Flower Club -
THE PRINCESS ROYAL HONOURS OUR PAT!
It is with great pleasure that we report that Princess Anne, the Princess Royal visited the RHS Malvern Spring Festival on May 9th to present an award to Pat Lewis, past president of the Three Counties and South Wales Area and a member of Churchdown and District Flower Club on the occasion of her retirement after 50 years as Chairman of the Three Counties Agricultural Society Floral Art Committee. Pat was presented with a beautiful engraved crystal glass vase for her outstanding contribution to floral art. We are so proud of her! SEE A SLIDESHOW OF PICTURES HERE.
RHS MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL2014
Many Congratulations to our members who have swept the board with awards at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. See a list of the winners HERE -
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