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. 2018 Home Counties Area Events
 Date  Description
Thursday 12th April Area Members Day  -The Spotlight (formerly Broxbourne Civic Centre) Hoddesdon  with lunch & National Demonstrator: Lorena Dyer
Wednesday 18th July Area Members Day -Runnymede Hall, Kiln Rd, Thundersley.  SS7 1TF  With National Demonstrator Mellissa Sheldrake
Thursday 22nd  November Area AGM and Luncheon, The Spotlight, Hoddesdon – National Demonstrator David Ryland
More information on Area events can be found on the Home Counties Area website  www.homecountiesnafas.org     2018 National Events
Date Description
18th - 20th  May

National Flower Show - Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ  Floral art show organised by Home Counties Area

22nd  – 26th May  Chelsea Flower Show
10th - 12 August

Masquerade  A weekend of fun, friendship and flowers at the Leicester Marriott Hotel LE19 1SE

10th October   NAFAS AGM at the Bishopsgate Institute, LONDON EC2M 4QH
More information on National events can be found on the main NAFAS website @ www.nafas.org.uk