President’s Message

Save the Date! You are going to want to join us for an exciting weekend of education and floral design splendor March 18-19 in Houston, TX at Bill Doran Wholesale Florist. Wear your most creative fascinator or hat and join us for a weekend of “Designing for the Queen”.

Saturday morning, March 18, will kick off the flower-filled weekend with “Coronation Splendor”, the Frankie Shelton Cup Design Competition. In the afternoon, Nicola Parker AIFD, CFD, winner of last year’s Frankie Cup Design Competition, is teaching a hands-on workshop called ”Crown Jewels” where you will learn to create a spectacular jeweled flower crown. On Sunday, Suzie Kostick AIFD, CF, CFD, PFCI will present a fabulous floral design program. During the program, there will be a friendly competition to see who is wearing the best fascinator or hat “Fit for a Queen”.

Registration for this great weekend will open soon, so keep an eye on the South Central Regional Chapter’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Raising funds for our region to support educational grants and scholarships is one of our biggest goals as a chapter. This yearly fundraiser is always a great way to support the region while honing your skills as a designer. Our fundraising dollars have been put to good use this year with a grant to Ace Berry AIFD, CFD as he participated in Fleuramour in Belgium. We have also shown our support through a grant awarded to AIFD to help support Symposium. If you would like to be considered for a grant, please reach out to one of the board members.

Speaking of supporting the region, we need your help to win a grant from the AIFD Foundation. All you have to do is become a Friend of the Foundation with a one-time, or recurring donation. We have two chances to win a $1,000 education grant for the region while supporting the AIFD Foundation. You can become a Friend of the Foundation here:

Marisa Guerrero AIFD, CFD
President, South Central Regional Chapter of AIFD 2022- 2023


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