North East Newsletter AIFD
In This Issue
New Year's Greetings from our President
Philadelphia Flower Show 2011
AIFD bring the "Paris Underground" to Philadelphia
Northeast Floral Expo 2011
The Connecticut Florists Association Show
Valentine's Day in the UK
Roses and Alternative Ideas
SAF Valentine's Day Sales Tips
11 Ways to Coax Customers your way for Valentine's Day
AIFD Announces New CEU Requirements for AIFD Members
Program begins in 2012
Sarah Horne AIFD Hosts Workshop at Southern Chapter Conference 2011
March 27th in Charlottesville, Virginia
Hands-On Workshop With 5 Distinguished Designers
7th Annual Designing for Excellence Workshop
NERC Memorial Scholarship for 2011 Symposium
Application Deadline March 1, 2011
Calendar of Events
Northeast Regional Chapter
Board Contact Information
Northeast Newsletter Information



January 31, 2011

New Year's Greetings from our President

Hello Northeast AIFD Friends,

Here we are in January already.  I’m sure you all are over the holidays and getting into gear for a great Valentines Day.
 
Here in the Northeast, we all need to also focus on our next project, the Philadelphia Flower Show. As you know, it opens March 6, 2011 and runs thru March 13, 2011.  Our Northeast exhibit is called “Paris Underground".  The chair person is Ken Norman AIFD, with Co-chair, Theresa Colucci AIFD.  Our liaison is Ron Mulray AIFD. They have been working tirelessly on the project, which looks to be great.  Everything is going on schedule, but we all need to try very hard to go to Philly and give some of our time for the set up.  We will need volunteers for  March 3-4, a Thursday and Friday. It’s a wonderful fun experience just getting involved and seeing how it all comes together. So if you’ve never volunteered before, this is your year.
  
We’re also looking for AIFD members, CFD or local designers to volunteer for 2-3 hour shifts the week of the show to design and interact with the public.  Several growers are donating flowers, and PHS has delegated a room for designers to show their work and to educate the public.  So if your interested in helping, please contact Ron Mulray AIFD (ronmulray@aol.com).  He will fill you in on all the details and times help is needed. Sounds like a lot of fun to me, and a good way to brush up on your commentating skills. 
 
The Northeast Region is also having a regional board meeting on March 5, 2011. This year, we’re going to meet the day before the show opens so that all our NERC member are free to participate in the upcoming Connecticut Florists Association show, “b inspired” (The Northeast Floral Expo 2011), which is the following weekend.  Previous years, we had our meeting on the last day of the show, which made it difficult for our Northeast members who participate in that show. We will still need members to help tear down the set on March 13.  

The Northeast is also planning a spring show at Hillcrest Gardens in Paramus, New Jersey. The show is being organized by Maryetta Bartlett Downing, and will be held on March 23, 2011. The time and show details will be posted at a later date.  So mark your calendars.  It's going to be a panel show of AIFD designers, with Ken Norman commentating. The show will feature a wide variety of designs to jump-start you into spring.
   
So I think our year is going really well. I’m thankful for the great Board members I have to work with, and I can’t wait to see the Philly Show. So make it a point to come on down.  

My thanks,
Colleen Kelly AIFD
 

 

 

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2011
AIFD bring the "Paris Underground" to Philadelphia

In a few short weeks, members of the Northeast region will converge on the city of brotherly love to help transform the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a spectacular floral and garden display known as the International Philadelphia Flower Show.  This year's theme is "Springtime in Paris". Once again, AIFD has been selected to compete in the central feature display category by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society.  Themes and categories are developed and selected by PHS at least one year prior to show opening.  The category chosen by AIFD and PHS to support "Springtime in Paris" is "Paris Underground".


The Paris underground is a series of man made tunnels and quarries below the streets of Paris.  These subterrain catacombs have become a destination for urban culture and creativity.  Subject matter includes art, music and writing including sculpture, drawing and graffiti.


The visionary behind the AIFD exhibit is NERC member and liaison to PHS is Ron Mulray AIFD.  Ron has worked closely with the set designer to recreate the Paris underground. Visitors will be treated to one of the most dramatic and theatrical displays ever achieved by AIFD. Of course an exhibit of this magnitude does not happen alone.  Co-chairwoman Theresa Colucci AIFD has enlisted the talent of AIFD members from across the country to participate in this prestigious flower show.  As chairman of the exhibit, I have gathered a group of featured designers to create floral art and interpret  the many themes within the Paris underground.
After a year of meeting, planning and budgeting to see the convention center evolve into "Springtime in Paris" will be incredibly exciting and gratifying. 

 
Anyone that would like to participate in bringing "Paris Underground" to life is welcomed to help.  Set up week is March 1st with the show opening to the public on March 6th.  During show week, we ask members to sit at the exhibit and greet the public.  There are always many questions and many accolades.  The display will be dismantled immediately following the closing on Sunday March 13th.


Members of the NERC look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia at the "Paris Underground".

Respectfully submitted,

Ken Norman AIFD

 

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Northeast Floral Expo 2011
The Connecticut Florists Association Show

Michael Derouin AIFD has forwarded me the entire brochure for the Northeast Floral Expo, looks fantastic! Thank you Michael, I wish I could be there!  

All the info in here - you can download the entire brochure.
Thanks again Polly!
M

Northeast Floral Expo

You Can Now Register for the

Northeast Floral Expo 2011

March 12 & 13 · Sturbridge Mass.
 

INSPIRATION
 
for Florists
 

Be Inspired

    If you're a florist in New England, New York, New Jersey, and beyond,  

this is  

your show. 



 

See why up to 1,000 floral tradespeople come to the Northeast Floral Expo every year from more than 9 states. 

     The Expo provides the best education in design and business, and shows you more new products in one place than anyplace else.  It's very affordable, and you and your staff will return to your flower shop full of enthusiasm and re-charged. 

     The 2011 Northeast Floral Expo will be held Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, at exit 3 off I-84 in the center of New England.  Just 45 minutes from either Hartford or Boston. Easy to get to from anywhere.



Sturbridge Host Hotel

    Stay the Weekend!

  700 florists usually do!


     Low Expo lodging rate of $99 / night at the Sturbridge Host Hotel. Call the Hotel directly and mention "Northeast Floral Expo" or "CT Florist Association":  800-582-3232
 


To see the entire two-day line-up, go to www.NortheastFloralExpo.com
 

 

NEFE Trade Fair scene 2010

Download and print   

 the Expo brochure

 

 Register Online Now
 

 for the show 

 
 
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What's New
in the
2011 Show


 
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>> NEW CENTRAL LOCATION....Sturbridge Massachusetts!

>> The 2011 trade show is larger and nearly sold out.


>> NEW! Dedicated meetings with florists from your state on Sunday.

>> The first 400 attendees receive a reusable cloth bag containing useful goodies.

>> Saturday reception within the Trade Fair area returns in 2011
 

Register Online Today
 
NEFE logo

Click Here to go directly to online registration

Remember:
Workshops
Often Sell Out Early
 
 
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Click Here to download your own copy of the Expo brochure

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Call 800-352-6946 or e-mail us at CTFlorists@aol.com

Not yet a member of CFA?
You can join now online.
 
This email was sent to derouin.michael@gmail.com by ctflorists@aol.com |  
Connecticut Florists Association | 590 Main Street-Bart Center | Monroe | CT | 06468




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Regards,
Michael Derouin, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA

 

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Valentine's Day in the UK
Roses and Alternative Ideas

Below are 2 interesting articles sent to us by our friend Jo Jarvis AIFD, from across the "pond".  It it interesting to see different aspects and ideas of how they deal with this upcoming holiday.  Thank you again Jo, for being part of our Northeast region and submitting such great articles!

 

Thought this might be of interest

--- On Mon, 24/1/11, Flowers & Plants Association <sarah@flowers.org.uk> wrote:

From: Flowers & Plants Association <sarah@flowers.org.uk>
Subject: Press release from the Flowers & Plants Association: Have a rose-free Valentine's Day
To: earthworks@btinternet.com
Date: Monday, 24 January, 2011, 11:37

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Press Release: Valentine’s Day
January 2011
 
Have a rose-free Valentine's Day
 
Not everyone wants red roses at Valentines.  Not only are they a little ‘old fashioned’ but with the world saying I Love You with red roses, market forces kick in and prices go up.

However think outside the box and there’s a whole lot of love flowers out there that will send your romantic message with style and impact.

The Flowers and Plants Association have come up with their top twelve alternative flowers for lovers.

  
           Anthurium                          Tulips                    Ranunculus
                                      Pretty Woman and Rococo       Elegance
1: Anthurium
Available in red, white, citrus green and palest pink, these heart-shaped flowers last for ages and look oh so stylish with either floaty bear grass all wrapped up in swathes of glistening cellophane and elegant ribbons or in structural designs.

2: Tulips
All Tulips are gorgeous when presented in a big bundle wrapped in Kraft paper and tied with raffia.  But to be different ask your florist for the amazing feathery Parrot varieties like TopParrot and Rococo or the gorgeous, glossy and very appropriately named Pretty Woman.  They last well and look absolutely amazing, especially as Tulips keep on growing and will curve and sway differently every day. 

3: Ranunculus
Not the longest lasting flower in the world but certainly one of the prettiest with blooms that seem to have a million and one petals that gently open.  Some of the best Ranunculus actually come from Israel. Ask for varieties like Fernandine, or the bigger and more exclusive Elegance and you won’t be disappointed. 

  
        Lisianthus                   Carnations                           Calla Lily
       Piccolo Rose

4: Lisianthus (Eustoma)
The call it the poor man’s rose but that’s actually being rude about what is a very beautiful flower. There’s no red … the nearest is a dark pink called Piccolo Rose, but mix a large bouquet of green, purple and soft pink Lisianthus together and pop a heart-shaped pick in the middle and you’ve the perfect lover’s bouquet.    

5: Carnations
With Oscar de la Renta choosing them as his statement flower in his spring collection the Carnation is definitely not a granny flower but a cutting edge, sexy bloom that looks fab in a massed bouquet and will last forever.

6: Calla Lily
Very stylish, very modern and perfect for style lovers.  Captain Romance is in limited supply at this time of year but its darker cousin, the richly warm Majestic Red is in plentiful supply.

  
        Alstroemeria                   Anenome                 Bloom Chrysanthemum
                                                                                     Resomee
7: Alstroemeria
It’s also known as the Peruvian Lily which could be because some of the best Alstroemeria comes from South America.  The multi-headed florets open into full blooms to provide loads of colour … look out for red varieties like Tornado and Napoli.

8: Anemone
They won’t last forever but a huge armful of red Anemones will thrill anyone and if you mix in some of the other stunning colours, like the decadent, fruity purple Meron Bordeaux, or the subtle Galil Pastel the gift will look even more amazing. 

9: Bloom Chrysanthemums …
Forget the granny image, Bloom Chrysanthemums, with their big bold heads and incredible vase life, are this year’s ‘must have’ flower especially if you choose the designer types like the deep magenta Luba or pretty Resomee Dark.

  
  Button Chrysanthemum               Heliconia                      Gerbera
              Merlot

10: … and Button ones too!
And don't underestimate the power of Button Chrysanthemums ... the 'spray' version of their big brothers.  They are just as gorgeous and anything but boring ... we like the pretty purple and white Saba, the appropriately named red Merlot and think a mix of Lollipop pink and purples are just great fun.

11: Heliconia
For red hot lovers tropicals like Heliconia, with their bright red flowers, are definitely hot, hot, hot! Structural in appearance these aren’t for soft and fluffy types but certainly pack a punch. 

12: Gerbera
Gerbera are fun, funky and come in every colour you could want including some stunning deep reds.  But if you want a zany love message we’d actually suggest you mixed pinks, purples, yellows, oranges and reds all together for a fun, starburst explosion of affection.

ENDS

Editors Notes:
This news release (and illustration/transparency) is issued in accordance with Clause 1.2j of the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion and therefore cannot be subject to a transaction of any kind.
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--- On Fri, 21/1/11, Flowers & Plants Association <sarah@flowers.org.uk> wrote:

From: Flowers & Plants Association <sarah@flowers.org.uk>
Subject: Press release from the Flowers & Plants Association: Which rose to buy?
To: earthworks@btinternet.com
Date: Friday, 21 January, 2011, 15:57

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Press Release: Valentine’s Day
January 2011
 
Which rose to buy?
 
Not all roses are the same!  Some will guarantee a night of affection, others will get you a kiss if you’re lucky!  And then of course the colour you choose says a whole lot more.  The Flowers & Plants Association gives a run down on what roses to ask for if you want to get the right message across.

The right variety

  
            Red Intuition                  Red Naomi                    Freedom

When it comes to red roses the choice is huge.  Some can be almost black whilst others verge on the edge of orange, some have elegant champagne shapes whilst others are more like garden roses and of course they come in all sorts of sizes.
If you’re looking for the real WOW factor then Red Naomi is the rose being tipped by florists this year.  A gorgeous deep red with just a hint of fragrance, this luxury, open type rose will last for up to 14 days. 

If you prefer a more fluted shape – think champagne glass – then ask for Freedom, a fabulous deep red rose that again lasts for ages and comes in a range of lengths.
If you want your red rose with a bit of a twist then Red Intuition is a must buy with soft flecks of pink against a gorgeous red base. And if size counts then this one comes in a 2mtr length … a statement of love that can’t be beaten!

If you want a smaller gesture of love, look out for Passion roses.  Popular with supermarkets and for lower priced bouquets the heads are smaller than some but with a lovely deep red velvety appearance very pretty. 

Upper Class is a relatively new rose which opens slowly and lasts well while Red Sky from Ethiopia is another good value for money variety.

If you can’t bear the thought of thorns, although a good florist should have blunted them for you (see our care notes) the thornless Grand Amore is the one to choose while if it’s scent you’re after then you can’t go wrong with garden type roses like Darcy and Ecstasy … the vase life may be much shorter but the scent more than makes up for it.

The right colour

  

While everyone knows red roses symbolise the ultimate message of true love, other rose colours have their own significant meanings and might actually be more appropriate to send. 

For example White roses, which represent truth, purity and innocence, ask ‘will you love me?’ while Dark Pink roses carry the message ‘meet me by moonlight’ as they symbolise secret love, admiration and joy.

If you send Yellow roses you are saying ‘thou are all that is lovely’ as they mean exuberance, friendship, and happiness while Purple roses are the ones to send if it’s a case of love at first sight, adoration or fascination!

Light pink means ‘only for thee’ while Orange roses are the truly passionate ones as they represent intense desire and energy!

The right style

  

You don’t have to send a dozen roses to say I Love You … a single stem can be just as powerful and a six pack can be the perfect way to show affection without going over the top. 

And you don’t always need to send a huge bouquet … especially if you’re not sure your intended has a vase.  A good florist can create all sorts of romantic gifts such as a hatbox filled with a mass of be-jewelled rose heads or a gorgeous country-style basket design.

The right care

Flowers need the right TLC to make sure they last as long as possible but you don’t need a degree in biology. Just follow these simple instructions and your roses should blossom and bloom for ages.
  • If the bouquet has been delivered in a water bubble (aqua pack) make sure you change it – it might look pretty sitting in its wrap but this is for transportation only, not long term display. Transfer your roses to a clean vase.
  • Remove any foliage that will sit below the waterline as this can cause infection.
  • Never break thorns off … this opens up the stem to infection.  If necessary simply snip the sharp points off.
  • Cut the stems with a sharp knife and at a sharp angle 2cm from the bottom … the sharper the better as this allows more water take up.
  • Never bash the stems … you destroy the cell structure and they won’t be able to drink.
  • Always use the flower food provided ... old wife solutions like asprin, bleach or lemonade will kill rather than cure.  As for gin or vodka ... keep it for yourself!
  • Keep the water topped up and change it after a week, make sure there are no leaves or petals floating in the water.
Sending flowers on February 14th is the perfect way to show affection. Use some of the Flowers & Plants Association's suggestions and you can make the message even more special.

ENDS

Editors Notes:

  • The Flowers & Plants Association is the industry’s promotion body and has been advising the press and public on flowers and plants for all occasions for over 25 years. ­See our website at www.flowers.org.uk
  • For hi res images or further information please call the Flowers & Plants Association on 020 8939 6472 or email press-office@flowers.org.uk.
  • Our thanks to Schruers www.schreurs.nl, The Flower Import Trade Association www.fita-uk.com,  and Stars for Europe www.starsforeurope.comfor pictures and information on varieties.

This news release (and illustration/transparency) is issued in accordance with Clause 1.2j of the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion and therefore cannot be subject to a transaction of any kind.
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SAF Valentine's Day Sales Tips
11 Ways to Coax Customers your way for Valentine's Day

Cupid can be a bit haphazard with his bow and arrow, so to make sure customers find their way to your flower shop (rather than the big box stores), try a little tenderness cleverness.

From “budget” bouquets to dapper delivery drivers, florists are offering a smorgasbord of creative approaches to set themselves apart this Valentine’s Day — here are several ideas shared in a recent survey e-mailed to SAF members:

  • Add a free box of truffles for anyone who orders before Feb. 7.
  • Place impulse items near the register, such as ‘Dead Sexy’ perfume by Tokyo Milk, ‘Come to Bed Red’ nail polish by Butter London and loose rose petals.
  • Promote rose bouquets “buy one, get one half off,” with the discounted arrangement redeemable in a future month.
  • Offer free delivery to arrangements sent to the office on Monday IF the customer sends an arrangement to his sweetheart’s home over the weekend.
  • Advertise arrangements unique to your shop on your website.
  • Give customers a free “upgrade” (and do some pre-Spring cleaning) by arranging flowers in surplus designer containers.
  • Cross-promote with a lingerie store.
  • Partner with a restaurant — consolidate your deliveries by coordinating them with diners’ reservations.
  • Partner with a spa — have estheticians add your flowers as the perfect complement to their romantic package deals.
  • Partner with a formal wear shop and have your drivers swap their regular duds for tuxedos to really deliver flowers with style.
  • Run specials on non-red rose orders.

Excerpt from SAF Sales Wake-up, January 29, 2011 edition

 

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AIFD Announces New CEU Requirements for AIFD Members
Program begins in 2012

Dear Members,

As AIFD members, we are proudly recognized as leaders within the floral industry.  Recently a subtle, but important, change was incorporated in to our Continuing Education process.  This subtle change will better allow AIFD members the opportunity to be recognized for their contributions to the floral industry, local business or community affairs, and church or school activities.

In the past, each AIFD member was required to earn 25 CEUs (remember - 20 points can come from attending National Symposium) every three years. Under the new guidelines, beginning in 2012 AIFD members will now include within their report at least five units of the twenty five submitted being ‘Service/Leadership’. It is the goal of AIFD to demonstrate that its members are not only talented design artists but also individuals who are truly dedicated to the mission of AIFD which is to advance the art of professional flower design through service and leadership. This small change helps us to further our efforts in achieving this goal.

Service/Leadership CEUs are easy to earn. They can be gained by being an officer/committee chair/committee member of AIFD or any other floral industry organization or, for that matter, in any business or community organization such as your Chamber of Commerce, charitable organization, local business or community organizations, church or school activities. They can also be earned by being the presenter of floral design education. Again, this Service/Leadership requirement will go into effect beginning with those who submit their CEUs in 2012.

Remember, AIFD members only need to report CEUs every three years for the first 21 years of their membership. There is no fee associated with submitting your report. For a list of CE opportunities please visit http://aifd.org/NewMembership/Maintaining.htm.

As always, thank you for your membership in AIFD and for your commitment to advancing the art of professional floral design. Together, we continue to grow AIFD - our industry’s leading floral design organization, and in so doing are bringing greater recognition to you, our valued member.

Thanks for your investment of time and talent.

Sincerely, 

 

Sharon McGukin AIFD, AAF, PFCI
2010 – 2011 AIFD President

 

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Sarah Horne AIFD Hosts Workshop at Southern Chapter Conference 2011
March 27th in Charlottesville, Virginia


Exclusive floral workshop hosted by Sarah Horne AIFD on Sunday March 27th, 2011 at the Southern AIFD Chapter Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Time 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Sarah is widely recognized as an International floral designer who is sought after for her unique floral skills and her artistic talent for intricate and beautiful and delicate wedding designs.  Sarah is one of the leading floral designers in the United Kingdom winner of two Chelsea Gold medals for her fresh and innovative ideas.  Her passion for everything floral shines through in every workshop or demonstration that Sarah presents.
This workshop offers a unique opportunity for those attending to immerse themselves into the world of texture, wires, intricate and inspirational wedding creations with a truly gifted designer. 
If you are keen to develop your technical skills and seek your inner talent in a new and exciting way, then sign up for this exclusive floral workshop – capturing creativity and timeliness are the trademark of Sarah Horne’s designs.
To enrol in this workshop go to www.3-5-8productions.co.uk and visit the event section
Push your abilities to the next level....Space on the workshop is limited so reserve your space now.


Cost of the workshop $150
All materials will be provided... you will need to bring your scissors, knives, wire cutters, pliers and if you wish decorative pearls, beads, ribbons to make your design unique to you.
Special Offer workshop and book $225
Why not purchase Botanical Art ‘For Your Eyes Only’ by Sarah and Jo Jarvis AIFD CFD the book when enrolling for the workshop at a special price of $225 for both a savings of $20 on the book price. 
For a preview of the book go to issuu.com/scwdesign/docs/botanical_art_foryoureyesonly
Please note that the book will be signed and available at the workshop.

For information on the conference go to the Southern Chapter AIFD face book page.

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Hands-On Workshop With 5 Distinguished Designers
7th Annual Designing for Excellence Workshop

A hands-on workshop for accomplished designers will again be held at The Benz School of Floral Design, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX from March 12 to 14, 2011. The design team of Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Mary Linda Horn AIFD, Jim Johnson AIFD, Lottie Nys AIFD and Nitaya Emig AIFD will work with designers that wish to reach "excellence" in their design work from technical, artistic and creative aspects. 

The workshop challenges designers to advance their skills and understanding of the principles, elements, and mechanics of design; also to be a better competition designer, an educator, and a better candidate for professional accreditation.  The workshop is held in the floral school facility, working in small teams on your designs while creating new friendships.  This program is a rejuvinating and rewarding experience to help you further your design skills and goals. 

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact the designers listed on the registration form.  The registration form and detailed information is attached below; class space is limited to 32 students. 


DESIGNING FOR EXCELLENCE brochure for 2011 1.pdf

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NERC Memorial Scholarship for 2011 Symposium
Application Deadline March 1, 2011


We will be heading to San Francisco for "Imagine", our 2011 Symposium before you know it.  Do you know of a floral student or intuitive designer who would like to attend our next symposium? If they are a first-time attendee they can apply for our scholarship.  All they need to do is download the application, follow the instructions, and return it to Ken Norman AIFD. 
The Applications are due by March 1, 2011.    

NERC Scholarship App 2011.doc

 

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Calendar of Events

March 6 to 13, 2011
Philadelphia Flower Show
"Springtime in Paris"

March 12-13, 2011
"b inspired"
Northeast Floral Expo 2011
Sturbridge, MA
Connecticut Florists Association

March 14-15, 2011
SAF 31st Annual Congressional Action Days
Fairmont Washington
Washington, DC

March 23, 2011
Hillcrest Gardens Design Show
Paramus, NJ
(Details to be announced)

March 25 to 27, 2011
"Botanical Art"  AIFD Southern Conference 2011
Charlottesville, VA

March 27, 2011
Exclusive Workshop by Sarah Horne AIFD
AIFD Southern COnference, Charlottesville, VA

July 2-3, 2011
Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE)
San Francisco Marriott

July 4 to 9, 2011
AIFD National Symposium 2011 - "Imagine"
San Francisco Marriott

July 9, 2011
AIFD Foundation Workshop
San Francisco Marriott

Sept. 14-17, 2011
SAF 127th Annual Convention-Palm Springs, CA
Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA 

 

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Northeast Regional Chapter
Board Contact Information

 Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the Canadian Providences of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and the United Kingdom.

Officers:
Regional Officers 

President - Colleen Kelly  570-785-5322
President Elect - Suzanne Sampson 781-910-5803
Vice President - Lisa Greene 978-352-8172
Secretary - Ken Beebe 631-665-8877
Treasurer - Polly Berginc 724-679-2872
Past President - Ken Norman 201-891-2060

Directors:
 
Janet Black (13) 207-514-3500
Theresa Colucci (12) 845-255-3866 
Rick Cuneo (11) 856-428-1089
Jim Dempsey (13) 732-552-7287
Michael Derouin (11) 203-661-5600
Maryetta Barlett-Downing (12) 973-471-6480
Sue Miller (13) 570-337-4848
Steve Parker (12) 856-722-7034
Mary Robinson (11) 518-584-2445

 

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Northeast Newsletter Information

Please contact Polly Berginc  with any news stories or information you wish to submit by email to: pollyb.aifd@zoominternet.net

Please also visit the national website at www.aifd.org for additional news and information.  

If you have a change of address, or a new email address, please also forward me the information for our contact list. 

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AIFD North East Region,
720 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
TEL: (410) 752-3318
FAX: (410) 752-8295