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 4808 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.

We are delighted to announce the SECOND North East Area Online Competition – this time for PHOTOGRAPHY. This competition has now closed and the entries are now being judged. The competition results will be posted on our Facebook page and on this website when judging has been completed. The North East Area Photography Representative, Anne Lindsay writes: “Anne has arranged an exciting competition to keep our interest in plants and flowers going in these rather dull times.
There are TWO class titles: Class 1 – “My Favourite House or Garden Plant’’, Class 2 – A Close-Up of a Plant or Flower” The photographs can be taken either by Camera, Phone or Tablet, no processing please apart from cropping where necessary. Dates for entries 1st May-31st May. Up to 3 entries per person are allowed (spread over the two classes) and when you enter please can you specify into which class you wish the entries to be submitted.
Have a go – there might be a small prize! Entries to be sent by email to your Webmaster at nafas.northeast.web@gmail.com, adding your name and Club. The entries will be posted, again anonymously, on this website, here and they will be judged by Anne. STOP PRESS: Watch out for a new, different style competition that we will be organising in June. More details later.

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

How to make a Door Ring to show appreciation for NHS, Care Workers and Key Workers
Flower Arrangers all over the country are creating door rings to show their appreciation of the NHS staff and essential workers during this emergency. They are decorating them in green and blue, with ribbons, flowers and foliage. The ring symbolises unending and everlasting love, the cycle of life and hope. Green is for renewal, balance and progress, and blue for the NHS. Gloucester based NAFAS member and Master Florist Katherine Kear, whose idea this was, thanks all who have already decorated their doors and encourages the public to find creative ways to take part in this gesture of thanks. Step by step ideas, suitable for beginners and children, can be found on the NAFAS Facebook page and also Katherine Kear’s Facebook page A ‘How to’ video is available here on the NAFAS National YouTube channel.

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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