Wow, I can’t believe that it is May already. We had our board meeting on the April 11 and then we went into full swing of a great weekend exploring beyond the shore.
Our costume optional pirate’s party kicked off Friday evening. It was followed by an early Saturday morning of educational treats. We enjoyed not only seeing the design talents of our AIFD friends but sharing time with our colleagues who were there with us. Our Southern Chapter was involved in the National FFA meetings in Florida in March. It was very exciting to see so many young people wanting to learn our art and craft. The students were assisted in creating a bud vase.
I’d Like to thank all of the AIFD designers who were there to help represent our organization and region. I’d like to say that our industry is in need of education. I, myself, work for Potomac Floral Wholesale. This year we had our annual flower show March 17 and it was a huge success. René van Rems AIFD, CFD was our presenter and we had over 1,000 people attend to see our vendors and meet and greet our staff. Over 700 of those stayed for his two hour program. This tells me that we are lacking in giving educational events at a more reasonable cost.
I am still waiting to hear from our Southern members with any questions or concerns they may have. We as the board welcome everyone to ask questions, make comments, good or bad, so that we can grow and be very productive. I would really like to hear from you. Again, I can’t believe how quickly the time flies when you have so much on your agenda. I encourage everyone to be involved in the growth and possibilities of your chapter. Let’s all grow and be prosperous together. I would like to wish everyone a very successful Mother’s day and wedding season.
David Powers AIFD, CFD