NAFAS National News
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
March 2021 - From the National Chairman .....
The Spring ......The Happy Time of Singing Birds is Come.
The April Virtual Show is nearly upon us. Included hereunder is a breakdown of dates and times for viewing everything. Look out for a taster on YouTube from March 28th to whet the appetite!
1st video (Demonstrator: Angela Turner - Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope) uploaded on Monday 5th April
2nd (Speaker: Susan Shaw - You Are Never Too Old!) uploaded on Wednesday 7th April
3rd (Education: Susie Barwick - How to Make a Wall Hanging Design) uploaded on Friday 9th April
4th (Demonstrator: Nick Grounds - Renewal, Rebirth, Recycle) uploaded on Monday 12th April
5th (Speaker: Rita Braithwaite - Drawn to Nature) uploaded on Wednesday 14th April
6th (Education: Jane Rickard - How to Make a Washi Paper Ring) uploaded on Friday 16th April
7th (Demonstrator: David Ryland - Awakening) uploaded on Monday 19th April
8th (Speaker: Simone Squire - Pass Me That Bulb) uploaded on Wednesday 21st April
9th (Education: Sharon Dower - Ideas Using Copper Wire Mesh) uploaded on Friday 23rd April
Competition – “Springtime” Video of winning competition images uploaded on Monday 26th April.
All other competition entries will be viewable on Facebook from the same date.
Katherine Kear MDPF National Chairman
Statements from the NAFAS Board of Directors
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.”
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