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

"Chairman's Challenge"    


March 2021 - From the National Chairman .....

Good Afternoon,

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!


On YouTube:

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.

Best wishes,

Katherine Kear MDPF National Chairman

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.”

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