President’s Message

Greetings North Central family, Welcome 2018!

As I sit here and look at the aftermath of the holidays I now realize it’s time to start packing up and get ready for a busy year. Who’s idea was it to put up over 23,000 lights!

I hope many of you are planning on attending our Mid-Year Meeting in sunny Kent, Ohio. I am so excited to see the Smithers Oasis facility and learn what new and innovative materials are available to us for 2018. The first tour will start at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning the 19th of January. Lunch will be on our own and another tour will start at 1:30 p.m. The Executive Board Meeting will start at 4:00 p.m., a cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and members meeting to follow at 6:00 p.m. at Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. There will be a cash bar for cocktails, but the dinner will be paid for by the chapter for AIFD and CFD members. Contact Laurel or myself for the dinner charge for any spouses or guests.

Our members meeting and dinner will be informative on all of North Central’s upcoming events for the next several months, Indiana Flower & Patio Show, State Conventions, The Bobbi Cup Competition and much more! Laurel has planned a delicious meal for us to enjoy and I wonder if we’ll have any left over Christmas cookies!

We took a count in the Fall for people that would possibly be attending the meeting, but to get an up to date list, please contact me or Laurel to confirm.

Let’s have a great North Central showing! 2018 is going to be great!

From the Leech family to all of North Central, we wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!


Brent Leech AIFD, CFD
North Central Chapter President 2017-2018



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