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65th Anniversary Lunch

Members had a superb afternoon at the Hearts Football Club's Conference Centre in Edinburgh to celebrate the SAFAS Blue Sapphire 65th Anniversary.
We were joined by Katherine Kear the NAFAS National Chairman and Lilias Hoskins, NAFAS President Elect. Following an excellent meal Alan Beatty from Norther Ireland gave his demonstration - Hurrah, Let's Celebrate. Alan's flowers were beautiful and we were well entertained.
The Anniversary Quilt was won by P Brown from Paisley. SAFAS Chairman Brenda Johnstone and Past Chairman Margaret Strachan cut the cake which was made by Annie Clark from Dalkeith.


Brenda and Margaret cutting cake


Katherine Kear, NAFAS National Chairman and Lilias Hoskins President Elect.

 



SAFAS at Scone Palace Garden Show 2022

 

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Some of the Prizewinners from the November 2021 Photo Competition. 

Flowers in a Wild Setting Lynda Gardiner, Pitlochry 1st Place Lynda Gardiner, Pitlochry, 3rd Place Beauty in Focus


 


Madeleine Fraser, Aberdeen County, 2nd Place Class 1

 
Sheila Melvin, Inverurie and Northern Lights 2nd Place Beauty in Focus

 


The quilt (above) has been Designed by Angela Walters
Commissioned by Margaret Strachan
Made by Sheila Buchan Musselburgh Club

NAFAS/OCN TEACHER TRAINING COURSE ON LINE IN MID OCTOBER

 The Course has 5 units and will be conducted on Zoom over a 6 month period

 *The Learners
*Classroom Management 
*Assessment & Evaluation

*Personal Development Journal 
*Reflective Practice

 For more information please contact Irene Manson 0118 947 0737 or email:
Irene.manson3@btinternet.com


 

The Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (SAFAS) is one of twenty one Areas of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS). There are currently 79 affiliated Clubs in SAFAS, which includes 4 Contemporary Design Groups, from the Borders to the Orkney Islands, with a total membership of 4958 which includes Junior and Island Club members. We have 2 Junior Clubs and 4 Island Clubs.

SAFAS, the third Area of NAFAS was formed in 1956 by a nucleus of 5 enthusiastic Clubs - Border, Edinburgh, Hawick, Glasgow and Peebles. Built on the solid foundation laid down by Past Area Chairmen and Executive Committees, we continue to this date to actively encourage and support floral art and design.

Part of our objectives are:

Advance Education in all facets of flower arranging.

Encourage the love of flowers and plants to demonstrate their decorative and creative values.

Support worthy causes and charities by organising exhibitions and competitions.

Encourage the conservation of rare and endangered species of flowers and plants.

Members can develop their skills and keep up to date with new trends by attending classes run within clubs or organized on a larger scale by the Area at workshops, tutored by experienced teachers and flower arrangers.

Most clubs meet once a month to enjoy demonstrations or talks by qualified Area or National Demonstrators or Speakers. No two clubs are the same and the syllabus is as varied as can be to suit the needs of the Club members. Entering in Club competition nights, local shows or festivals and exhibitions is always good experience and where the phrase Fun, Friendship and Flowers comes into its own.

There is a club near you and if you wish further information contact us to find out more
 


 

 


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