Kent Floral Art is run by a Council which meets 3 times a year near Faversham. The Council is made up of a representatives from each club and the Executive who are charged with the day to day running of the Area. The Executive comprises, the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, the Chairman of the JDSE&P committee and four other representatives, one from each of the North, South, East and West sections of the Area. The Executive is supported by the President, a Minute Secretary and Advisers. Details of the advisers can be found in the relevant sections of this site.
Meet the Executive:
President - Genista Spencer Genista (Genny) has been a member of a flower club for over 30 years. She enjoyed many happy years in Gravesend club joining in 1989 and holding almost every post except Treasurer. After a relocation to Chartham, Genny joined Sheldwich Flower Club. She was North Kent Representative for 7 years, Area Secretary for 6 as well as supporting the Area Show as minutes secretary. Genny continues to provide the much-needed role of ticket secretary. She says ‘I have enjoyed so many things I could never have imagined doing like helping with Gravesend’s club exhibit at the Chelsea Show, going to the Three Counties Show to represent Kent and having the privilege of contributing to the flowers in Westminster Abbey and have made so many lifelong friends through our organisation.’
Chair - Cecilia Sleap Cecilia is a member of Romney Marsh Flower Arrangers and Vanguard Club. Cecilia enjoys many creative hobbies, yoga and tennis. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Catriona Themistocleous Catriona came back to the UK in 2001 and moved to Kent to be close to her daughters in London. Catriona enjoys gardening and her garden contains many of the plants that she had had in my garden in Zimbabwe. She joined Hythe Flower Club in 2002 and is secretary and programme secretary. Catriona says "belonging to a flower club over the years, here and overseas, has introduced me to so many lovely interesting people and to have been able to make friends with so many of them. Contact details: email@example.com
Treasurer - Liz Hall Liz is a member of Maidstone and Vanguard clubs, a past Area Chairman and Trading Officer, and is currently one of the NAFAS Co-Ordinators for Westminster Abbey. When not busy in the flower world Liz enjoys her garden, embroidery and patchwork and walking beaches collecting shells and sea glass. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Kent Rep - Jean Hoar Jean is a retired teacher of art and design and primary education . She has been a member of Hartley flower club for 11 years and is their club secretary. Jean enjoys the challenge of competitive work and trying new ideas. I am now a fully-fledged NAFAS speaker. Hobbies include learning French -with limited success- gardening and a range of crafts. Contact details@ email@example.com
South Kent Rep - Rosina Horton I have been a member of Folkestone Flower Arrangers Club for 30 years. When not busy with flowers I spend time looking after and entertaining my 3 granddaughters, gardening and cruising. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Kent Rep - Anna Ardolino I have been a member of Herne Bay Flower Arranging Society for 11 years, I have been treasurer and at present hold the post of Chairman. I am also a member of Whitstable flower club. I enjoy gardening, painting, the opera and theatre. Contact details: email@example.com
JDSE&P Chair - Sue Shaw Sue is a member of Maidstone. She is a National Speaker, NAFAS Adjudicator and Instructor for Speakers tests and an Area Demonstrator, Judge and Teacher, and a past Chair of the NAFAS National Speakers Committee. In her spare term she enjoys gardening, nature walks and Rock Choir. Sue is also an Ambassador and compassionate neighbour for the heart of Kent Hospice.