President’s Message

2021: This past year has been challenging for all. No one said life was easy, there are challenges every day, and we must never give up in the middle of the challenge. The SouthWest members, as well as our other AIFD® regional Chapter members, continue to move forward in the Floral World.

The SouthWest AIFD® Chapter sponsored the floral contest “ROCK THAT TREE” in December and we congratulate the winners. They are:

First Place- Sue Tabbai-Yamaguchi AIFD Honolulu, Hawaii

Second Place: Gail Strack Conway, Arkansas

Third Place- Lea Romanowski AIFD Calgary, Canada

Our goal continues in endowing the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund in 2021. You can still contribute to the Fund on the AIFD® Foundation website. Please indicate that it is for the SWAIFD chapter endowment fund.  Again, thank you to all that entered and contributed to the fund.

With the news of the 2021 DNA Symposium Chicago being cancelled and that the next Symposium 2022 would be back in our Region- Las Vegas, I found this beautiful quote that was inspiring.

“A flower blooming in the desert proves to the World that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.”– Matshona Dhliwayo

We look forward to the future when we all can gather, enjoy the friendship, the joy of learning from each other and smelling the roses! Until then, please take care, stay healthy and find joy in our World of Flowers.

Susan Bean AIFD, CFD
2020-2021 SW AIFD Chapter President

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