Welcome to the North East Area of NAFAS

The North East Area of NAFAS is one of the 21 Areas within the United Kingdom which make up the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS). Within the Area, which covers the whole of Yorkshire plus parts of Teesside there are about 3000 members of 60 clubs.
The Area’s objectives are to represent the interests of NAFAS within the our Area and to advance public education in the art of flower arranging and related subjects.
If you enjoy flowers and would like to learn more about floral design there will be a Club near you waiting to welcome you to share in their friendship and love of flowers.

FACEBOOK LIVE WORKSHOP There was another Facebook Live Workshop/Demonstration hosted by Vanessa Wellock on Wednesday 1 July. It is now “saved” on our Facebook page and there is a direct link to it here. Vanessa’s first Demonstration on 17 June is still available to view here.

We are pleased to be able to launch the North East Area competition for JULY.
It is another flower arranging competition. Similarly to the competition we ran in May, you can design your entry at home, take two photographs, then email the photographs in for judging. Entries will be displayed, anonymously, on our Facebook page and on this website.
The schedule for the competition is as follows:
The title of the competition is FANTASY FOLIAGE.
Entry is permitted to any member of the North East Area of NAFAS.
Each competitor may enter a maximum of two designs for judging.
The design can be of any style and any size.
You may use a maximum of 5 leaves and 5 flowers. No more.
AT LEAST ONE OF THE LEAVES MUST SHOW MANIPULATION OF THE FOLIAGE.
The design will be judged in accordance with the NAFAS Competitions Manual, Third edition (2015) (the “green” booklet)
Once you have completed your design, please then take two photographs: one, a general view of the arrangement (against a plain background is best), then a second photograph of a close up showing, as best you can, the manipulation of the foliage. Email both pictures to nafas.northeast.web (at) gmail.com
Good luck!

There are two important National statements informing NAFAS members of the resignation of two Board members plus the subsequent 10 point measures announced by the Board of Directors. These can be downloaded here and here. There is a third document here, an Area statement clarifying point 9 (of the 10 points mentioned above) following queries by some members of the North East Area.

CLICK HERE to download the latest HQ update regarding COVID-19 (Updated 09 April 2020)

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Statement on Affiliation Fees issued by HQ:
On Friday 17 April 2020, at the Virtual Board Meeting, the Directors agreed that NAFAS was not in a position to offer a refund this year. However, on a more positive note there would be no increase in Affiliation Fees in 2021. But, with the ever-changing situation in which we find ourselves, discussion as well as review will continue regularly and further advice will be provided. At the moment, we believe that Clubs should not be put in the position of refunding membership. Everyone from the individual to the largest organisation and government has been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic so the impact should be shared. All Areas of NAFAS and the Association itself have lost money due to the virus so a reduction in Affiliation Fees would place a significant extra burden at this level. Therefore, we are asking Clubs and their members to accept and share their loss of income and enjoyment to help keep NAFAS going.

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