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Three Counties and South Wales Area of NAFAS Three Counties and South Wales Area of NAFAS

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.  


LATEST NEWS


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 - 12TH 2015

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 - version 3, August 2014.


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 - 'The World Turns' - will take place 4th - 6th September 2014.   A Gala Evening will take place on 3rd September.  More details HERE.  Why not hold a tea party to help raise funds for the Festival?  A party pack is available to help you - download a poster HERE for more information!


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 - sight-seeing beyond the guidebook across the country and they are looking for couples to take part in a short four day home swap holiday between now and early September. Click HERE for more information.


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-Media Officer, Chris Harten, gave a presentation in the morning on using the Internet to promote our clubs and encourage new members, with an emphasis on websites and social media.  A PDF file of the presentation is available to download from the Members’ Area.  In the afternoon, we split into groups and had some interesting discussions which produced some new ideas for fund raising, as well as highlighting some of the problems which clubs experience. Everyone attending enjoyed the day and came away with lots of ideas to put into practice.  HERE are a few photos from the day.


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 - dust off your cameras and lets have lots of entries from our Area!!


WAFA NEWS!

Many congratulations to Daphne Furneaux and Emily Gordon-Broomhead who were both awarded a Commended at the WAFA show in Ireland . Well done to both of you!  HERE are a few pictures from the show.


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 - GOLD; Swansea Floral Arrangement Society (Barbara Cummings) - GOLD; Llanelli Floral Art Society (Liz Gordon and Emily Gordon-Broomhead) - SILVER-GILT FLORA; Sandra Snell - SILVER FLORA; Jayne Morriss - BRONZE.

In the 2nd Session:

Llanelli Flower Club - SILVER-GILT; Veronica Coe - SILVER-GILT; Sharon Dower - SILVER. Sharon Dower also won a SILVER medal in the Chelsea Florist of the year competition.  Well done Sharon! What a talented bunch we are here in the Three Counties and South Wales Area of NAFAS!  Have a look at their designs HERE - they're fabulous!  


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 FESTIVAL

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 - See a slideshow of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in each class HERE.








Welcome to the Three Counties and

South Wales Area of NAFAS.


Carola Kean

Carola Kean

(National  Demonstrator)

Katherine Kear

Katherine Kear

(National  Demonstrator)

QR Codes are the future! The one shown is the Area website QR code and you can get further information and download it for your publicity literature here.


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