President’s Message

Hello to all and wishing a happy and safe holiday season from the SWAIFD team!

The SWAIFD chapter members are busy and in full swing of their holiday decorating season.

Cindy Q. Pham AIFD and Rene Van Rems AIFD just completed “Botanic Wonderland” at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California. A must see!

AIFD National Symposium leadership team for ROOTS /July 4-9 2022, were in Las Vegas for a walk through at the new Caesar’s Forum Convention Center.

Lupita Quintana AIFD, Anahita Noshirvani AIFD, Julie Reed AIFD, Joyce Mason-Monheim AIFD, AIFD National President Janet Copeland Black AIFD, SWAIFD President Connie Jo Harris AIFD, Susan Bean AIFD, and Kenneth Snauwaert AIFD were also in attendance.  Looking forward to “ROOTS” Las Vegas Symposium!

Connie Jo Harris AIFD and her Octopus’ Garden Floral Event team decorated the Mandalay Bay Resort for the holiday! (pictured the lobby tree)

Congratulations to our SWAIFD member Lupita Quintana AIFD of Las Vegas, Nevada who will we representing Mexico in the Gateway to the Americas International Competition!

Pam Null AIFD has been keeping busy with teaching holiday wreath making and centerpieces in Redlands, California.

As we look forward to the next year, SWAIFD is busy planning a spring workshop in Utah, and a Grower Series or two in Southern California.

Wishing everyone a florally fantastic holiday season!

Peace, flowers, and chocolate,

Connie Jo

Connie Jo Harris AIFD, CFD
2021-2022 SW AIFD Chapter President

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