President’s Message

Dear North Central Members,

I trust everyone has a little sparkle in their step, as we bid adieu to the fall wedding season, and embrace the onset of the winter holiday season.  It is an honor and privilege to be serving as your North Central President. Our organization is built upon the dedication and passion of our amazing members.

Speaking of, we had great success with our Fundraiser/ Social Awareness space at the Best of Missouri at the Missouri Botanical Gardens this past October where Pat Scace AIFD, Trisha Haisler AIFD, and special help from Maddie Scace, and Jon Doerr and myself sold local bouquets, and etc.  We were able to make a grand total of $6,003.63 for our North Central Organization. Trisha Haisler AIFD also did a wonderful job presenting two days in a row at the BOM at the Missouri Botanical Gardens talking about floral design and promoting NC AIFD. I am very proud of everyone who helped make this such a wonderful success.

The floral design industry is continually growing, and I believe that by working together, we can stay at the forefront of these changes. Our mission is to promote excellence in floral design, share knowledge, and foster creativity. To achieve this, we have several exciting initiatives planned for the upcoming year.

Here are some of the key areas we will focus on:

  1. Educational: We will work on organizing workshops, and demonstrations to enhance our members’ skills and knowledge.
  2. Community Outreach: We will work on projects that showcase our NC AIFD floral community, spreading the joy of floral design and remembering the hard work and good times from our more seasoned designers and getting excited for our future floral designers.
  3. Networking and Collaboration: We will encourage collaboration among members, creating a supportive network. Showcasing them on our social media platforms and in our NC Newsletter.
  4. Leadership Development: We will provide opportunities for our members to develop their leadership skills, enabling them to contribute to the growth of our organization.

I also wish to mention that our President-Elect Trisha Haisler AIFD has been working tirelessly on our 2024 Mid-Year Meeting with exciting things in the works with a meeting/ dinner on Friday night March 1st and an NC AIFD program on Saturday, March 2nd at 9 a.m.!  So please keep March 1-3 open. The Mid-Year Meeting will be in conjunction with the Great Lakes Floral and Event Expo in Grand Rapids Michigan

I encourage each of you to actively participate in our events, share your ideas, and take advantage of the resources we provide. Your involvement is crucial to our success.

Please feel free to reach out to me at doerrsheryl@gmail.com with your thoughts, suggestions, or concerns. Your feedback is invaluable, and I am always here to listen and implement things to my best ability.

Together, we are making North Central a thriving and vibrant community. I look forward to working with all of you in the coming year and witnessing the incredible floral creations that will undoubtedly blossom under our shared commitment.

Thank you for your support and dedication to our wonderful organization.

Warm Regards,

Sheryl Doerr AIFD, CFD

Your NC AIFD President

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