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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


A NEW 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.


SUCCESS AT THE ROYAL WELSH SHOW!  At the Royal Welsh Show on 21st July, 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!


GARDEN PARTY! Thornbury and District Flower Club will be holding a garden party on Saturday August 2nd.  More information HERE.


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 THREE COUNTIES AND SOUTH WALES AREA OF NAFAS would like to wish all those members who are exhibiting at WAFA Ireland the very best of luck!  We have some wonderful flower arrangers in our Area, and we know you will bring home the awards!!  If you or any of your club members are exhibiting, please let us know how you got on and send pictures for our Facebook and website pages to webmaster@tcandsw.org.uk.


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.


NATIONAL FLOWER ARRANGING DAY - 2ND MAY 2014

Have you or your club done anything to support National Flower Arranging Day, or the NAFAS Lonely Bouquet Campaign?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Please send us your stories and pictures for inclusion here and on our Facebook page! Spread the word! Send your stories and photos by email to our e-Media Officer Chris Harten - webmaster@3candsw.org.uk.


In March, CHURCHDOWN AND DISTRICT FLOWER ARRANGING SOCIETY presented a cheque in the sum of £600 to FOCUS. Yvonne Kimber, Manager of the FOCUS Cancer Information and Support Centre received the cheque on behalf of FOCUS at the March meeting of the club, which was held at Norton Village Hall. Each year the club raises money for a charity and this year FOCUS was the chosen charity as some of the members of the club have had Breast Cancer and have all received their treatment in the Oncology Department at Cheltenham General Hospital. The funds were raised when the club had a lunch, which was provided by two members, at Corse and Staunton Village Hall along with a demonstration by Laura Leong, who is a National Florist.


(Left to Right in the photo - Marie Munday, Bob Harris, Margaret Howse, Yvonne Kimber and Sheila Madigan)

Well done Churchdown!  (Thanks to Marie Munday, Chairman of Churchdown for sending us this story and the picture above.)







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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