President’s Message

 

Happy Spring everyone!

With the new season comes excitement for good things to come and ‘hope’ for happy times ahead. Leave it to florists to brighten our lives with flowers, reminding us to appreciate the beauty and fragility of each day!

After two years of not being together, North Central chapter members are back at it again. Through their public awareness events, trade educational programs, and television promotions, members prepare for the traditionally busy florist season of spring.

The end of March, in-person gatherings amplified the great comradery that exists among our chapter members. Events included the Annual Conferences held for both the GLFEE (Great Lakes Floral Event Expo) and WUMFA (Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florist Association), with many members demonstrating the high level of skill sets needed to lead the industry by example. Businesses have seen record sales, in exchange for our resourcefulness and hard work adapting to current industry demands.

Among all this, I am proud to say the chapter continued to support our mission of education and scholarship by re-directing a portion of regular expense funding towards the AIFD Foundation. www.aifdfoundation.org. Combined with donations from chapter members, we continued to strengthen our North Central corpus fund.

For continued updates, our NC Chapter Newsletters are now coming out every two weeks, with even more information about chapter happenings listed on our North Central AIFD Chapter Facebook page.

Looking forward to our annual symposium “ROOTS” in Las Vegas, NV, this July. Hope to see all of you there!

Best to you always,

Pat Diehl Scace, AIFD, BLA, AAF
North Central AIFD President 2021 – 2022

 

 

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