President’s Message

Hello South Central Regional Chapter Members,

As the season changes to the bright and warm colorful shades of fall, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of you in person, very soon!

Your South Central Regional Chapter Board Committees have been working very hard for you. As you all know, it certainly takes a village to accomplish great things. I am honored to serve on the South Central Regional Board with each one of the Board Members.

The Fundraising Committee had been planning an event in March of 2022. Due to difficulties many of our wholesalers are having procuring both fresh product and hard goods, our original plan has been canceled. Covid continues to hit the Floral Industry hard. The Fundraising Committee will continue to work on ideas for an event for spring of 2022.

The Fundraising Committee did plan a “Fancloth” event for October 18th and that has moved forward as planned. Hopefully we will sell enough of these AIFD Regional Logoed items, to raise funds for the South Central Regional Chapter.

The Nominations Committee, has been reaching out to the members of the South Central Regional Chapter to make the list of names to be featured on the 2022-2023 Ballot. The South Central Regional Chapter Board will be looking over this list and taking a vote prior to sending the list on to National.

The Social Media Committee, is working hard to keep you up to date with inspiring images, designs and current information. Keep your eyes on our Facebook and Instagram Posts. Please share your designs with us, inspiring us and showing others in the floral industry what AIFD is all about.

The Scholarship Committee has also been working hard for all of you as well. Scholarship deadlines were due on September 30, 2021. I hope some of you applied. If you missed it this year, remember to apply next year as there are many great opportunities.

The Financial Committee works hard to help us budget for each year. Once the budget is set, our Treasurer Kay Schlaefli AIFD continues working with National keeping everything in line for the South Central Regional Chapter.

Our National Representative, Bradley Shane Cranford AIFD, shares important National information with us and we, in turn, share the South Central Regional Chapter information with him. Remember it takes a village.

We are here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to ask questions.

As we each continue to grow and gain knowledge about this fabulous industry, please make sure to pass it on.  “Knowledge is power”,

Rhonda Lynn-Moeckel AIFD, CFD
South Central Regional President 2021-2022


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