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LETTER FROM THE NIGFAS CHAIRMAN
As I sit looking out at a cold, grey day to write my first Chairman’s Letter to you, I can see two very small Narcissi in bloom. How brilliant they look in all the dreariness of the border. They remind me that even in these dark wintry days , there is always something to brighten our path.
By the time that you are reading this, 2017 will have well and truly arrived and I wish you all a Peaceful, Prosperous, Healthy and Happy year.
At this time I am always filled with hope -----That the world in which we live will become a better place and that maybe, just maybe this will be the year that I finally master the mysteries of technology! Then I am also filled with excitement and anticipation for all the many events I have to look forward to throughout the coming year, both within the Floral World and without.
I do hope that you all get that magical feeling too.
Last year was a very successful one for NIGFAS. Many of our members won competitions, passed tests, won awards. Our Judges, Speakers, Demonstrators and Teachers were in great demand. Congratulations to all. We will look forward to similar success this year.
To start the year off, on behalf of NIGFAS, I would like to extend Congratulations to Linda Lyons who has been appointed to the Editorial team of The Flower Arranger magazine, to Ross McGookin who has been appointed to the Trading Team at NAFAS and to Barbara Megarry who has attained National Teaching Standard. Well done to all. What a good start to 2017.
NIGFAS Day will be on Saturday 4 March. A very varied day with National Speaker Philida Irving and National Demonstrator Sandy Bailey has been organised. Our NAFAS National Chairman, Sheila Hadlow will be attending so I would appeal for a really great turnout.
There are so many talented members of NIGFAS that I feel truly blessed to be in this position. During my term of office I will look forward to meeting and greeting as many of you as possible.
As the entire world around us grows older by another year, my hope for you all is that you possess a heart that is youthful, cheerful, vibrant and unafraid of new challenges.
HAPPY, HAPPY 2017 and KEEEEEEEEEP Flower Arranging.
Your Chairman Jean Bruce
NIGFAS Day 4 March 2017
Area Chairman Jean Bruce welcomed all, especially National Chairman Sheila Hadlow and AOIFA Chairman Candy Holten to what was a very entertaining NIGFAS day. In the morning National Speaker Philida Irving presented an interesting character, in her intriguing talk entitled "My name is...", that of a courageous women called Sacagawea.
After lunch members had the opportunity to peruse the enticing stalls and view the sensational competitive floral designs and photographs, judged by Mary O'Brien and Brian Hennessey respectively. Well done to all those who entered, fantastic to see a full hall.
An afternoon floral treat was provided by National Demonstrator Sandy Bailey. "FLOWERS WITH PZAZZ" was her title and the stars did not disappoint. By the end a standing ovation was all that the audience could do! A spectacular finish to another NIGFAS event. Congratulations to the NIGFAS team and to all who made this day a great success.