NAFAS in the Home Counties
Some members may not be aware that part of the annual membership fee collected by your local Bedford Club is paid over as affiliation fees to the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS). This means that every member of the Bedford Club is a member of NAFAS too and is therefore entitled to attend Area and National events organised either directly by NAFAS or by the Area – Home Counties – that Bedford falls in. The Home Counties Area covers 65 clubs, in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and some of Essex.
Below is a diary of Area and National events that might be of interest to you.
2017 Home Counties Area Events
|Thursday 6th April
||Members Day -The Spotlight (formerly Broxbourne Civic Centre) Hoddesdon with lunch & National Demonstrator: Lucy Ellis
||National AGM at Bishops Gate Institute, London EC2 at 10.30am
|Thursday 23rd November
||Area AGM and Luncheon, The Spotlight, Hoddesdon – National Demonstrator Patricia Bashford
More information on Area events can be found on the Home Counties Area
2017 National Events
|Friday 5th May
||NAFAS Lonely Bouquet Day. Thousands of members in the 21 Areas of NAFAS in the UK will be leaving small bouquets of flowers in the streets as a random act of kindness to a stranger.
|23rd – 27th May
|| Chelsea Flower Show
| 18-25 June
||WAFA – The World Flower Show will be take place in Barbados and is titled 'Flowers in Paradise'
|9th – 11th November
|| Festive Food and Flower Show, The Winter Gardens, Blackpool
More information on National events can be found on the main NAFAS
website @ www.nafas.org.uk