Kent Area is run by a Council which meets 4 times a year in 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:
Chairman - Jean Schofield A member of Wateringbury and Vanguard clubs and keen on competition work. I got into flower arranging after moving here 25 years ago as a way of meeting people and was made very welcome by my local club Wateringbury. When not flower arranging I can be found in my garden or greenhouse or tending to my bees and geese. Contact details: email@example.com
Vice Chairman - Gill Smaggasgale Gill is a member of Sevenoaks and Vanguard Flower Clubs in Kent, Southern Demonstrators in Surrey Area and Breakthrough in London & Overseas Area. She is a demonstrator, judge and keen competitor. When not flower arranging, among other things Gill enjoys singing with her local choir, ballroom dancing and looking after her garden and wants to get back to dressmaking and painting. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Genny Spencer Genny is a member of Sheldwich Flower Club in Kent and Breakthrough in the London and Overseas Area. When not flower arranging Genny enjoys ballroom and sequence dancing, Fit Steps and walking in the beautiful Kent Countryside.
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Treasurer - Situation Vacant - if you would like to join the Executive team and help in this position please contact our area chairman Jean Schofield
Chairman of JDSE&P Committee - Marilyn Marsh Marilyn is Chairman of Sheldwich Flower Club and a member of Vanguard Contemporary Group. She is a past Kent Area Chairman and currently Kent Area President, one of the NAFAS Co-Ordinators for Westminster Abbey and a Kent Area Judge. When not busy with flowers Marilyn enjoys looking after her grandchildren, visiting her beach hut in Tankerton and trying to tame her garden in Sheldwich. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Kent Rep - Helen Hare Helen is a Kent Area Demonstrator, member of Gravesend and Vanguard flower clubs. Helen liaises with the eight clubs of the north section of the area, keeping in touch with them and helping with any problems which may arise and representing them at Executive meetings. Helen enjoys travelling, spending time with family and tending to her garden. Contact details: email@example.com
South Kent Rep - Cecilia Sleap Cecilia is a member of Romney Marsh Flower Arrangers and Vanguard Club. Cecilia represents the clubs in the south of the area. She enjoys many creative hobbies, yoga and tennis.. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Kent Rep - Lesley Potter Lesley is a member of both Whitstable and Herne Bay Flower Clubs and represents the clubs in the east of the area. When not involved with flower arranging Lesley belongs to an art group, is involved with the local U3A, enjoys gardening and, when able, travelling.
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West Kent Rep - Jan Wheddon A previous Area Secretary, Jan now represents the clubs in the west of the area. She is a member of Paddock Wood Flower Club and is the treasurer of the JDSE&P committee. My role is to act as liaison between Kent Area and the 8 Clubs in my area, holding regular meetings to exchange ideas and discuss issues and problem areas. I am a keen member of our local Bowls Club and also Paddock Wood U3A. I enjoy reading, dressmaking, walking, travelling and spending time with my husband and family. Contact details firstname.lastname@example.org