The Kent of Area of NAFAS 59th Annual General Meeting will take place electronically as a Zoom Webinar at 10.30am on Saturday 7th November 2020 .
A Zoom webinar is slightly different from the Zoom meetings with which you may be familiar. It will be more like watching the AGM at Ditton with a panel of speakers. You do not need to have a Zoom account or any special software to take part you just need to click on the link below. It should work from your computer, iPad or even your phone. You do not need a microphone.
Please copy this below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147110775
We aim to start promptly at 10.30 so it would be a good idea to click the link before then. You will be placed in a “waiting room” until we are ready to start. You will be asked to enter your name on entry and I believe you will also be asked for your email address. We need the names for the minutes and the system has the email request as essential and we cannot disable it. We will not be storing the email addresses.
The webinar will be recorded to assist with minute taking but will be deleted once the minutes are completed.
If you are not used to using Zoom and want to practice logging in to check it works, please contact Gill Smaggasgale on firstname.lastname@example.org who will arrange a practice log in.
The agenda for the meeting, the minutes of the last AGM, and the accounts for the years 2018/19 and 2019/20 can be downloaded from The Area page of this website
The Trustee's Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2020 for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies 2003 (ie the national organisation) are now available and can be downloaded below.
We have today been advised that National Chairman, Christina Curtis, has resigned and that Katherine Kear, who was elected as Vice Chairman at the National AGM last week, will take the position of National Chairman. We attach a letter from Katherine.
Travel providers ECT recently ran a virtual flower festival. They received entries from all over the UK, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Barbados and the US. We are delighted to see an entry from our own Kent News editor, KM of Ashford Flower Club. Her design is below. Click here to see all of the designs.
The autumn edition of Kent News is available to download from the Kent News page of this website. Do enjoy the chance to sit down and catch up with what has been happening in the Area
Many congratulations to Sue Shaw of Maidstone and Vanguard for receiving two awards in the National Photography Competition. She received 3rd in the Class "Any old iron" with a picture of Alvin's old Monopoly Board and VHC in the class "Something beginning with A" with a photo of Arches National Park in Utah. Head to the photography page of this website to see her photos. Well done Sue
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FLOWER ARRANGEMENT SOCIETIES
61st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER AT 10.30 AM
To view the meeting please click on the link below -
Alternatively, please log onto YouTube and search National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies
A G E N D A
1. Opening Remarks
4. Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting
5. Presidents Address
6. Chairman’s Report
7. Financial Statements Year Ended 31st March 2020
8. Education Report
9. The Flower Arranger Report
10. Board of Directors, National Advisory Council Members, Standing Committee Chairmen & Special Appointments
11. National Associates of Honour
12. Retiring Directors
13. Incoming Directors
14. Introduction of National Vice Chairman
15. Retirement of President and Introduction of new National President
17. Date of 2021 Annual General Meeting
18. Close of Meeting and thanks
News from Kent Executive and Media Team