North East Newsletter AIFD
In This Issue
Warm Winter Greetings from our President
But....Think Spring!
National and Regional Election - We need your Vote!
Ballot Due Back to AIFD Headquarters by March 15th
Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Artculture
You can't learn if you don't come...meet us in Mystic, experience the EXPO!
'fleur.ish' - The Northeast Floral Expo Registration is now open....
PAFA Hosts PAFA in Bloom, April 46, 2014
With over 60 Blooming Masterpieces
In Memorium...
Steve Parker AIFD
Product Profile: Tulips
Informative Article on this Spring beauty!
Floral Websites and Facebook pages
More websites full of inspiration
NERC facebook Page Buzzing with Activity
Did you know that there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the entire planet?
NERC Memorial Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application for 2015 is now Available
NERC Chapter Pins Available
Make sure you have a chapter pin....
World Flower Council International Summit
Sept. 11-14th, 2014 in Croatia
Calendar of Events
Upcoming dates for your diary....
Northeast Regional Chapter
Board Contact Information
Northeast Newsletter Contact Information
Editor: Jo Jarvis AIFD, CFD



11 February 2014

Warm Winter Greetings from our President
But....Think Spring!

 

A Warm Winter Greetings to all North East Members,


Winter has blanketed the North East Region with frigid temperatures and snow the past few months, but that has not dampened our spirits, as we are in full swing preparing for a busy spring schedule of events.

We are a few weeks away from arriving at the Philadelphia Convention Center to set up for this year’s fabulous AIFD exhibit, themed 'Treasures from Korea: Arts & Culture of The Joseon Dynasty. PFS liaison Ron Mulray AIFD, together with Co-Chairpersons Dan Vaughn AIFD and Deryck de Matas AIFD, and Claire Won Kang AIFD, have a fabulous vision for this year’s show.  This year’s 185th Philadelphia Flower Show, ‘Articulture’, which opens March 1st, combines art and horticulture in a variety of uniquely themed displays. Our exhibit, based on Korean art and culture, is coordinated with The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the oldest museum in our country. The design team is set; we still will be needing volunteers to assist. Anyone interested in helping with set-up are welcome to contact Ron Mulray at ronmulray@aol.com. We look forward to their vision of design excellence at the show from this team.

The week ending the Philadelphia Flower Show, March 8th & 9th, our Chapter will also be represented at 'fleur.ish', The North East Floral Expo at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Mystic, CT.  Theresa Colucci AIFD PFCI and Michael Derouin AIFD PFCI are coordinating this new venture, along with the support of many members from our chapter. We look forward to our on-stage educational design program with designers Bev McClure AIFD, Al De Luca AIFD, and Tim Walker AIFD. We will also be well represented with a unique floral display at our NERC trade show booth, coordinated by Deryck de Matas AIFD and Janet Black AIFD PFCI. Our hope is to educate and encourage florists and students to seek membership in our organization and to mentor and offer support if needed. We truly need regional member support of this important project, and will be needing volunteers to help at our booth. If you are planning on attending the show, please contact Janet Black or Deryck de Matas to volunteer a couple hours of your time during that day.   

We have sadly been suffering difficult times of personal loss here in the North East. We have lost two members recently; Retired member Helen Bitner AIFD of Hanover, PA on Dec 1st; and Steve Parker AIFD of Mt. Laurel, NJ on January 13th. Also, members have been facing personal loss in their families; Sue Weisser AIFD lost her husband David on Nov. 20th; Christine Fink AIFD lost her husband Dennis on Dec. 23rd; and Ron Mulray AIFD, lost his Mother on Jan 19th. Please keep all of these members and their families in your thoughts and prayers during this sad time in their lives.

This year, the participation of and volunteering of our region’s members has been overwhelming; your passion and dedication to AIFD and the floral industry is inspiring. With teamwork and planning, we are moving forward with more education and mentoring, and promoting AIFD and our mission to encourage and welcome those interested in membership. My sincere gratitude and thanks to all members who have stepped up and become more involved to help reach our chapter’s goals.     

As we look forward to spring and warmer weather, our student chapters will be having their end of year programs, and we will be looking forward to attending this year's Symposium, 'Transition Transformation’ in Chicago. I look forward with anticipation to seeing many of you in Philly and Mystic, CT in the near future.

Please, everyone stay well, warm and safe during this extreme cold weather here in the North East.....and think 'Spring'!

Polly Berginc AIFD
North East Chapter President  

 

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National and Regional Election - We need your Vote!
Ballot Due Back to AIFD Headquarters by March 15th

You should have received your Election Ballot for our upcoming National and Regional Election in the mail this past week, and I am strongly urging all of our NERC members to participate.

PLEASE review your election ballots, and follow the instructions carefully (The instructions must be followed exactly as instructed in order for your ballot to be counted) and mail in your ballot to AIFD headquarters before March 15, 2014.  

I have seen an overwhelming response this year from NERC members becoming more involved in many ways; and this is where it begins, in choosing your Representatives to our regional board who will continue to lead us forward in the next few years. So please take a few minutes to complete this important request; I thank you all for your hard work and dedication to our industry, our region, and the mission of AIFD.   

With Sincere Appreciation, 

Polly Berginc AIFD

North East Chapter President

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Philadelphia Flower Show 2014
Artculture

 

We are a few weeks away for arriving at the Philadelphia Convention Center for this year's flower show. This is a huge endeavor for our region, and your help is needed. Ron Mulray AIFD, our PHS Liaison, with Co-Chairs Dan Vaughn AIFD and Deryck de Matas AIFD, have plans well underway for the AIFD exhibit at the spring 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Our exhibit theme is 'Treasures from Korea - Art and Culture of The Joseon Dynasty'. The team is working with curators from The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Claire Won Kang AIFD is assisting our team with her expertise in the field of Korean Art, history and culture.

The design team is set; but volunteers from all chapters may contact Ron Mulray at ronmulray@aol.com to assist with volunteering at the show. If you are able to assist with set-up or tear-down, your help will be much appreciated.  Get involved!

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You can't learn if you don't come...meet us in Mystic, experience the EXPO!
'fleur.ish' - The Northeast Floral Expo Registration is now open....

  Looking for inspiration, want to recharge your floral batteries, then this year's North East Floral Expo 2014 is the place to be. From the minute you enter the Expo to sitting down at the various demonstrations, spending time with exhibitors, meeting old friends and making new friends, there is something for everyone at 'FLEUR.ISH'.
Save the dates of March 8th & 9th in your diary to be at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton, Conneticut, for what promises to be a fantastic, fun, educational, and inspiring weekend.

The Northeast AIFD Chapter will be there in force with a new venture that is being coordinated by Theresa Colucci AIFD PFCI and Michael Derouin AIFD PFCI, many of our members will be assiting in the background of the Expo.. Don't miss the Educational Design programme featuring Bev McClure AIFD, Al De Luca AIFD, and Tim Walker AIFD.


Make sure you stop by the NERC trade show booth as Deryck de Matas AIFD and Janet Black AIFD PFCI will be using their artisitic talents to educate and encourage florists and students to seek membership in our organisation and to mentor and offer support to florists interested in floral design.

As this is a new venture for the chapter it is very important that any members that are able to volunteer to help man the booth to make this a successful presence of AIFD floral designers contact Janet Black (janetblackaifd@gmail.com)or Deryck de Matas (deryckny@aol.com) to volunteer a couple hours of your time during the event.


http://www.connecticutflorist.com/registration.html

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PAFA Hosts PAFA in Bloom, April 46, 2014
With over 60 Blooming Masterpieces

PAFA Hosts PAFA in Bloom, April 4–6
National Floral Designers Transform Historic Landmark Building
With Over 60 Blooming Masterpieces
Preview Reception: April 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2014) – The galleries of PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building will burst into bloom this April during the inaugural installment of PAFA in Bloom, April 4-6, 2014.


PAFA is partnering with Schaffer Designs’ Bill Schaffer and Kristine Kratt, highly regarded national floral designers, as well as 15 garden clubs and 45 national floral designers to create a three-day showcase of more than 60 exquisite floral masterpieces interpreting art masterpieces from PAFA’s renowned collection and rarely seen Cast Hall.


PAFA in Bloom is the only event of its kind featuring national and international floral designers, including participants from the United Kingdom, Canada, as well as California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Internationally-acclaimed British floral designers Neil Whittaker and Wendy Andrade will host feature floral presentations and workshops, providing an exciting international element to PAFA in Bloom. Neil Whittaker has studied all over the world, gaining his National Diploma of Floristry (NDSF) in 1998, and his American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) qualification in 2000. Whittaker is a seasoned competitor and was named the U.K. and Ireland’s Interflora Florist of the Year in 2011 and 2013. He also won the Croatian National Championship in 2010.
Wendy Andrade is recognized in the U.K. and internationally as one of the industry's shining talents. Her floral designs have been featured at various significant sites in the U.K., including The Houses of Parliament, The Lord Mayor’s Show and Hampton Court. Having gained the AIFD qualification in 2008, Andrade was invited to create floral installations for the Academy Awards in 2010.


"We are thrilled to introduce this new event to PAFA and Philadelphia. Sixty original floral designs will excite the senses and complement the rich beauty of the Frank Furness and George Hewitt-designed Historic Landmark Building and PAFA’s extraordinary collection of American art," says David Brigham, PAFA President and CEO.
PAFA in Bloom will begin with a Preview Reception on Thursday, April 3, 5:30-9:00 p.m., with tickets ranging from $100 for Young Friends; $350 for Patrons; and $500 for Benefactors. The floral art installations will remain on view to the public from Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6.
 

To enrich the visitor experience, PAFA is offering a variety of related programs and workshops led by internationally-recognized floral designers and artists for adults, children, and families throughout the weekend. Please see list of related programming below.


Admission to the Historic Landmark Building during PAFA in Bloom will be $20 for Adults; $17 for Seniors (60+) and Students (with ID); $13 for Youth (ages 13-18); Free for Children (ages 12 and under), Military Personnel (excluding groups), and $5 for PAFA Members.


Please note: The Historic Landmark Building will be closed to the public on Thursday, April 3, for the installation of PAFA in Bloom. 

PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS:

Feature Presentation by Floral Designer Wendy Andrade: GET WIRED WITH WENDY


Friday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $60; $40 for PAFA Members /// Register by March 28
Price includes admission to PAFA in Bloom. Advance registration required.
Recently returned from a whirlwind floral design tour of Asia and on the anniversary of the release of her first book, Fresh Floral Jewelry, Wendy Andrade, NDSF, AIFD, CFD, FBFA, brings her unique style and exuberant personality to PAFA for design adaptations of her book and how its techniques can be used in tablescapes, arrangements, and floral structures. 

Wendy Andrade

Master Class/Workshop with Wendy Andrade: WEARABLE FLORAL ART


Friday, April 4, 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150; $125 for PAFA Members /// Register by March 28
Price includes admission to PAFA in Bloom. Advance registration required.
Arriving at PAFA from her home in Kent, England, Wendy Andrade shares her tips, tricks and techniques used to create some of today’s most exceptional floral art. Explore the process of starting with a table of tools, flowers and supplies and finishing with beautiful, hand-crafted floral jewelry. Create your own wearable floral art to take home. All flowers and supplies are included in workshop fee. Design tools are to be provided by attendee, so don’t forget your needlenose pliers!

 

Neil Whittaker

Feature Presentation by Floral Designer Neil Whittaker: THE DESIGN ELEMENT


Sunday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $60; $40 for PAFA Members /// Register by March 28
Price includes admission to PAFA in Bloom. Advance registration required.
Neil Whittaker, NDSF, AIFD, CFD, FSF, brings his international, award-winning designs to PAFA in a live floral demonstration, presenting his acclaimed compositions from his successful floral studio, Design Element, in Irlam, Manchester, England to his global floral interpretations. From tabletop arrangements to floral installation pieces, Neil will share his knowledge of floral design, along with the methods and techniques it takes to present flowers with passion and style.

Master Class/Workshop with Neil Whittaker: EUROPEAN STRUCTURES


Sunday, April 6, 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150; $125 for PAFA Members /// Register by March 28
Price includes admission to PAFA in Bloom. Advance registration required.
Work with this award-winning British designer as he explores the methods that have made him world-renowned. Create your own European-style floral masterpiece with Neil’s personal selection of successful floral designs that he has taught throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Brazil, Vietnam, Australia, the U.S., and Canada. All materials are included in workshop fee. Please bring your own floral design tools (knife, pruners, etc.). 

 

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In Memorium...
Steve Parker AIFD

How does one recount a friendship that covers almost 40 years, that in itself began in the most unexpected ways? 

 

I can only tell you this of our first meeting, and a simple truth of life itself:

                                             "There are no coincidences."

 

My first meeting with Steve Parker was in 1978, it was the first time we shook hands, it was also the last time.  You see, from then on we simply greeted each other with a hug, great big wonderful and warm friendship hugs.  These are the kind of hugs you receive that you just know are heartfelt, warm and different.  In the same manner, we never spoke of our friendship, there was no need, it just was and always would be.

 

Steve was a person of few words, much laughter and friendly fun-filled reparte'.   He was a natural, unassuming magnet that drew people to him and knowing from the moment he met you, who you were, and what role he was going to play in your life.

 

He was the proverbial "friend to all who knew him" but so much more.  He immediately knew you and became your personal encourager, cheerleader, and for me, my partner in irreverent humor that we both looked forward to in our meetings.

 

I asked Steve "What is your favourite flower?" without looking up from the design he was creating or the ranunculus he was holding, "All of them."   Steve was a man of few words, and could always make the most of them. 

 

I still remember this particular day.  He had invited me down to visit his shop in NJ, an older home where he and Judy lived upstairs, the downstairs being his flower shop.  Detailed and merchandised in the most unassuming of styles his shop was special and ahead of its time.We were in what had been the kitchen, and Steve had converted it over to his design area, the hallway leading out to the back was lined with deliveries.  I was sitting on the one lone stool, watching Steve work.  He was a craftsman and at this point not a member of AIFD, and perhaps not even thinking about it, for those thoughts and ambition were still a few years off. 

 

Again I questioned him "What style of design do you prefer?", his answer came with a quiet, measured tone, "I listen to the flower and where it wants to be placed, how it should be featured."  Steve listened, the flower responded, all of it effortless, gentle, natural and complete.

 

"This is a home sympathy arrangement for a really good customer, $25.00 and it has to be special, it has to be pretty, it has to serve its intended purpose."

 

The quite of the morning slipped by as he filled all of the orders for the day, answered the phone and went about his routine.  Steve was a craftsman in the highest of traditions, and passionate in everything he did. 

 

Snow was beginning to fall and Steve still had to make all the deliveries.  He needed no map, he knew the town and most of the recipients.  I had to drive back to my home in Pennsylvania as the weather report warned a lot more snow was on its way.   I drove home without the need of the radio, glad I had my jeep so I could enjoy the quiet of the falling snow and the magical landscape it was creating.

 

As I write this today, some 40 years later, I just now realize how much I learned from this man in one short day.

 

Humility of self, passion for your craft, love for all things natural and how just one friend can create a most wonderful season in your life.

 


 

 

 

     "One flower can make a Garden, one Friend the world." 

 

Steve Parker, You were loved. 

 


 

Submitted by: Jason McCollum AAF AIFD PFCI
 


 


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Product Profile: Tulips
Informative Article on this Spring beauty!


Tulips

Part of the Liliaceae family, the name tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban, 'tulbend', as the shape of the flower resembles this traditional form of headwear. And its botanical name is Tulipa.

They come in a kaleidoscope of colors including white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange and green. Plus, there are also striped and bi-color varieties.

Tulips are generally on sale from October/November through to May/June. But now is their peak season. There's also a limited supply from July-September, as some growers freeze their bulbs to enable year-round availability.

Types of Tulips

There are several different types of this wonderful bloom at the Market; below are several examples:

Single

Single tulips are the most common variety, with their six smooth waxy petals.

SIngle tulip - 'Dynasty'

Double

Double Flowering varieties are defined as tulips  that have more than 6 petals.

Double tulip - 'Monte Carlo'

Parrot

Parrot tulips have ruffled curved petals, which are said to resemble the bird's feathers.

Parrot tulip - 'Rococo'

Fringed

Fringed tulips have petals with serrated edges.  

Fringed tulip - 'Cuban Night'

French

French tulips have longer stems and larger flower heads than standard tulips; excellent for bigger floral designs.

French tulip - 'Menton'

General Advice

When choosing tulips, look for strong green, healthy leaves. To condition them, firstly remove any excess foliage. Then cut the stems on a slant and place them in a clean vase with fresh water. Keep them in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.

Tulips continue to grow in water. So, if you decide to arrange them with other flowers, recess the tulips slightly in the design to account for them continuing to grow. You may also have to trim the stems daily to maintain the arrangement.

They're thirsty flowers. So you'll need to keep the container topped up with water. Also, be aware that their flower heads tend to lean towards the light.

Submitted from The Covent Garden Market'

Blog Post 1/21/14 - Product Profile - Tulips   

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Floral Websites and Facebook pages
More websites full of inspiration

 


Are you looking for useful floral websites, emagazines and facebook pages? 

 

 

 

There are an abundance of floral emagazines, websites and facebook pages that you are able to access for free that are full of inspiration, new trends, how to techniques, business advice, plus pages that will connect you with like minded people in the industry.

Here are a few to get you started some are international and others are with in the USA, there is no limit to the information that we now have at our fingertips in this age of social media.  

Websites:

www.flirtyfleurs.com ---Floral inspiration

www.theflorist.co.uk ---- Emagazine business and floral from around the world

www.hootsuite.com ---- Business 

www.newcoventgarden.com ---- Monthly update on floral product 

www.floristpro.co.uk  ---- Business and floral

www.fusionflowers.com --- Innovation in Contemporary Design

www.Aboutflowers.com ---- Information Resource -hosted by SAF (Society of American Florists)

www.flowerweb.com ---- International floriculture industry

www.Sierraflowerfinder.com  ---- Everything you want to know about flowers  

www.uBloom.com --- Subscription Service hosted by J. Schwanke - Floral arranging & design, instructional videos, articles, newsletters, blog.

Facebook:

BloomNet ---- Floral trends

Australian Floral Corp/Premium Green Australia --- information on how to use their foliage's

Oasis Floral Products (UK)

Oasis Floral Products (Malaysia)

uBloom

Fusion Flowers magazine 

Fusion Flowers Weddings

International Florists Organisation Florint.org --- floral inspiration from around the globe

Flowers&magazine

Society of American Florists 

Florists Review

Fleur Creatif magazine 

  

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NERC facebook Page Buzzing with Activity
Did you know that there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the entire planet?

 

Help us hit 1000 facebook members!! 

For our social media members, we need your help!  Please visit our facebook page and become a fan. See what's happening in our region, and 'Like' our posts, share them with friends, etc.  If you are working on anything floral related or have an educational event, please post it and share with other members. 

Our facebook page is listed as AIFD Northeast Chapter.  If you even search 'Northeast' it comes right up.  Without your support, our page will not be gettting the attention it deserves to spread the word on floral related issues.  So please support our Chapter and look us up on facebook! 

 

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NERC Memorial Scholarship Application
Scholarship Application for 2015 is now Available

The deadline has past for this year's Scholarship application, and the committee is reviewing the applications of the promising designers that have applied. We are thrilled to have had so many applications this year, and look forward to sending one of these designers to the 'Transition Transformation' Symposium this July in Chicago.

If you know of a promising floral student or intuitive designer who would like to attend symposium next year in Denver, encourage them to apply for our NERC Memorial Scholarship.  If they are not already CFD or AIFD designated, they are eligible to apply.  Scholarship and grants are also available through the AIFD  Foundation.

 North East Regional Chapter Memorial Scholarship

Please review the Scholarship Criteria page, as there have been some recent amendments to better serve our applicants applying for the scholarship.

Our scholarship liaison is Mary Robinson.  The attached application can be downloaded. Please follow the application instructions, and return the application to Mary at:  24 Cassidy Dr. Saratoga Springs NY 12866

The date for the Memorial Scholarship application is 1 month earlier this year.  Application for the 2015 scholarship due by February 1, 2015.

NERC Memorial Scholarship App 2015 link is below:

NERC Scholarship App 2015.doc 

 

AIFD Foundation Scholarships funded by the North East Regional Chapter

 
 The following Scholarships & Grant Applications are available to apply for at the AIFD Foundation:  
                                                                       2015 Student Application
                                                                       2015 Grant Application        
                                                                       2015 Symposium Scholarship 


 To find these apps:  Go to:  www.aifdfoundation.org

 Look under the 'Scholarship Information' Tab on Toolbar

Choose the 'Scholarships & Grants' Tab

Download the application forms listed above

Deadline for the Foundation Scholarships & Grants is January 31, 2015.
The applications must be received at Foundation Headquarters by that date.  

   

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NERC Chapter Pins Available
Make sure you have a chapter pin....

If you do not already own our chapter pin, they are still available to purchase. Members have been requesting information on how to acquire one.  The beautiful gold colored pin represents our chapter with a spray of acorns and oak leaves, which are prevelant throughout the entire Northeast region. The pin is approximately 1" W x 3/4" H.

The pin price is $25.00 (plus $5 shipping). To purchase a pin by mail, please contact Janet Black. Her email address is: janetblackaifd@gmail.com. Janet's cell Phone # is: (207) 514-3500.

The pins will also be available for purchase at upcoming NERC sponsored events.  Get your pin soon!   

 

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World Flower Council International Summit
Sept. 11-14th, 2014 in Croatia

WFC
2014 Summit
Zagreb, Croatia
The historic Esplanade Zagreb, Luxury Hotel
September 11-14, 2014

Join leading floral professionals  from around the world in the historic city of Zagreb for The World Flower Council's 31st Annual International Summit.  This year's program, "Timeless Tradition" will offer an expanded educational program for the advanced floral designer as well as those interested in learning more about our creative industry.

Join this cultural exchange and interact with florist from 20+ countries.   WFC will host a floral extravaganza with some of the world finest floral designers.   As always a pre and post tour are an available option.


Register Now (http://worldflowercouncil.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?

 

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Calendar of Events
Upcoming dates for your diary....

March 1 - 9, 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show - 'Articulture'
Philadelphia Convention Center 

March 8 - 9, 2014
Northeast Floral Expo (CFA)
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
Mystic, CT

http://www.connecticutflorist.com/registration.html

April 4 -6, 2014

PAFA IN BLOOM, Philadelphia, PA

April 4 -6, 2014

Southern Conference

Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort
5445 Frederica Rd.
St Simons, GA 31522
912-638-3351
www.seapalms.com

 

 July 3-7, 2014

2014 AIFD Symposium
“Transition Transformation”
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 

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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.

 Regional Officers:

 President - Polly Berginc 724-679-2872
 President-Elect - Theresa Colucci  845-255-3866 
 Vice President - Janet Black 207-514-3500
 Secretary - Colleen Kelly 570-642-1058
 Treasurer - Ken Norman 201-675-5946
 Past President - Lisa Greene 978-902-2754

Board of Directors:
 
 Michael Brody (2015) 570-522-6476 
 Dot Chenevert (14) 845-229-9336
 Rob DeBellis (16) 609-270-7884
 Deryck de Matas (14) 518-207-6879
 Jane Godshalk (15) 610-896-8292
 Susan Krabill (13) 302-697-3273
 Crescentia Motzi (16) 610-518-1270
 Bill Murphy (717) 679-9009
 Patricia Patrick (14) 519-856-9237

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Northeast Newsletter Contact Information
Editor: Jo Jarvis AIFD, CFD

Please contact Jo Jarvis or Polly Berginc  with any news stories or information you wish to submit by email to: earthworks@btinternet.com or pollyb.aifd@zoominternet.net.  We are always looking for news involving our members and regional upcoming events, so PLEASE help us keep the newsletter interesting by submitting leads and information.

Please Note: All photos submitted should be sent as a jpg file; We can re-size the images to fit into the newsletter format as needed.

Please also visit the national website at www.aifd.org for additional news and information.  Current and back issues of our NERC Newsletter are available on the NERC Chapter page. 

If you have a change of address, or a new email address, please forward me the information for our contact distribution list update. (Otherwise, you may not receive future newsletters to your email)  

NEXT ISSUE end of March 2015 following the Flower Show....

Deadline for articles for next issue is March 15th, 2015===so if you have any news or something of interest to share please send it in to either of the above emails to ensure it is published...

If there is anything that you would like to see in the newsletter, business, design trends, techniques, new products please let me know so that I can endeavour to be able to research in order to put it in one of the issues....this is a work in progress and I need to know what you want to read....Jo 

 

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