Entries for the South West Area heats of the National Chairman's Challenge
December 2020 "A Festive Gift"
1st prize
Lesley Hunt, Weston super Mare                       Jenny York, Henleaze                                                              Lynette Corengia, Wroughton
Donna Williams ,Designers Forum                    Sue Spurrier, Melksham                                                         Julie Yeomans, Yeovil                                                           
Marshfield                                                            Alison Wilson, North Wilts Villages                       Ann Bevan, Farmborough
What is The National Chairman's Challenge ?
Given we are going to be less active for longer than we had hoped I am setting my CC as a simple way of giving clubs a chance to work on a simple project. Each month will have a title and areas are invited to ask each club to produce something to illustrate that title. It does not have to be an arrangement, it can be a collection of items as an assemblage, a collection of plants, containers etc. clubs are only limited by their imaginations. The area collects all the photographs of the entries, one from each club that wants to take part, the area then emails the image they think best to me and then the board will award points. There will be a small prize for the area with the most points at the end of the year. Obviously whilst lockdown lasts clubs will have to appoint one member to produce the entry. I am not setting areas against each other, just trying to keep creative juices going and insure the whole association remains active and interactive – only support this as an area if you choose. Entries to Chairman by the last day of the competition month. A selection of images will be put on our website, Facebook, etc. the sending of the image presumes you give permission for it to be used wherever NAFAS chooses. December – A Festive Gift. January – Burns Night. February – Valentine time. March - A spring bonnet. April – no competition as we have our virtual show. May – May Day celebrations. June Wedding time. July Happy holidays. August – A picnic on the beach. September – Back to school. October – Here comes autumn. November - Remember remember the 5th of November.

The Latest from NAFAS Headquarters

Looking Forward News -  Katherine Kear, National Chairman, announces the very first virtual National Show in April 2021,

the launch of a new website with free downloadable worksheets,

an exhibition about the life of Constance Spry and the

"Chairman's Challenge"    


Statements from the NAFAS Board of Directors

March 2020

When a demonstration is cancelled at short notice, it is hoped that clubs will reimburse in good faith the demonstrator for money already expended on flowers etc. as per the contractual obligations of the Blue Form.

NAFAS asks that Clubs and Demonstrators communicate over any cancellation, and come to an agreement over any payment. We would hope that only out of pocket expenses would be claimed. Perhaps Clubs could put the cancelled presenter to the top of the list when they do the next Club programme. Those who are self-employed will find it hard, but we must balance that against health, sense and making the most of the difficult times we are experiencing.”

NEWS from the NAFAS Board  July 20 - click their logo below

Following the National Advisory Council Meeting on Friday 24th July, the NAFAS National Election results are as follows:-

National Vice Chairman - effective from October National AGM - Katherine Kear

Board of Directors - six proposed from which three directors were voted in for three years as follows:-

Peter Mather - NE Area

Mala Williams - Wessex & Jersey Area

Nicky Wylie - Cheshire Area

National Associates of Honour - four proposed and awarded as follows:-

Alan Beatty - NIGFAS

Sue Davies - Mercia and North Wales

Katherine Kear - Three Counties and South Wales

Margaret Rumens - South Midlands

NAFAS 2020 Financial Statement and Trustees Report