President’s Message

Thank you, floral family!

We appreciate your trust in electing us to represent you this year. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new management group, ARC. They did an outstanding job at their first symposium.

The Southern Chapter is also proud to welcome our new CFDs, AIFD, and International Members. Welcome to our floral family! We would like to celebrate each and every one of you. Please reach out to us with a headshot and introduce yourself with a short bio. Be prepared to get involved! If you haven’t already heard from me, don’t worry, you will. There is an open spot on a committee with your name on it! We need your new and fresh ideas to help keep us strong.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the year as we offer exciting educational opportunities and competitions. We’re starting this year off with a bang in October with the “Body Flower Contest,” which is sponsored by Smithers Oasis. Watch for details coming soon.

We are also proud to announce that we will hold “Gather” in Covington, GA. This fun-filled educational weekend will offer hands-on experiences, stage presentations, Mock PFDE, and much more. Be sure to join us March 8-10, 2024, as we Gather together with our floral family.

As we continue to grow the David Shover Fund, we would like to invite you to invest in the future of AIFD. The Phoenix Rising interpretative design event was created for you to show off your talents while raising awareness of AIFD. This spring, we invite you to donate to the David Shover Fund and show off your creative side with pictures of your interpretative design. Big or small, we want you to show off what you can do, and we look forward to sharing your work on our social media pages!

The Southern Chapter Mentoring group is ready to help you in your floral journey. This group is open to all Southern CFDs and anyone else who wants to advance in their certifications.

Is there a floral event in your area? Please tell us about it. The Southern Chapter banner is available to you for all your events. Be sure to take pictures and a video at the event, as well! We want to promote your programs on our social media throughout the year.

We look forward to a great year with you. Please follow us on our social media pages to keep up to date on your chapter.

Angelyn Tipton AIFD
President, Southern Chapter, 2023-2024


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