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FSFA Annual Convention

On June 7, 2013 the Florida State Florists’ Association’s Annual Convention will begin.  I’m particularly excited for this event because we were asked to sponsor our 2013 Mayesh Design Star, Jodi Duncan AIFD.  So we are sending her down to Tampa to present her program, “Armature Architecture”.

“Architecture, a Greek word meaning “chief” and “builder, carpenter” is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Today’s designer must be skilled in all areas, bringing beauty to the forefront in everyday shop merchandising as well as event construction. Explore armature based designs for bridal bouquets, big events & merchandising, and transform the landscape of your aesthetic as your profits build.”

Will you be attending the convention?  Not only will Jodi be there, but one of our representatives from our Miami branch will be at the trade fair.  Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!  Here is more information about this event:

FSFA Annual Convention Registration- Members Only
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, 200 North Ashely Drive, Tampa, FL

 

“Urban Inspiration” – Schedule of Events

 

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013

  • 9a – 12p FSMD Workshop
  • 10a – 12p Sunshine Competition
  • 12p – 4p Trade Fair Setup
  • 1p – 3p Board Meetings
  • 2P – 5P Table Scape Competition / FSMD Testing
  • 3p – 6p Registration Open / Raffles Open / Silent Auction Open
  • 7p Welcome Reception / Entertainment

 

SATURDAY JUNE 8,2013

  • 8a – 10:30a DOY Competition
  • 10:30a – 11:30a Chrissy Craft / Ideal Design Events”Wedding Insanities”
  • 12p – 1:30p Lunch / Networking / Trade Fair Shopping / Corsage Bar / General Business Meeting
  • 1:45p – 3:15p Jodi Duncan,AIFD Sponsored by Mayesh
  • 3:30p – 4:45p Tim Ryan,FSMD Sponsored by Womar Glass
  • 7p Presidential Evening / Dinner / Awards

 

SUNDAY JUNE 9,2013

  • 8a – 9a Board Member Meeting
  • 9a – 10:15a Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by Teleflora
  • 10:30a – 12p Jackie Lacey AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by Bloomnet
  • 12p – 1:30p Lunch / Final Trade Fair
  • 1:45p – 3p Ann Jordan AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by FTD “The Impact of Perception”
  • 3p – 3:30p Raffles / Design Auction
  • 3:30p Close of Convention

Sign Up to Participate – Memorial Day Roses

Memorial Day Flowers

 

We are very excited to participate in this year’s Memorial Day Flowers!!  Read on to get all of the details and to register:


MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS “FLORISTS & COMMUNITY”
A Rose for the Headstone, Another Rose to Take Home in Memory

Memorial Day 2012: 50,000 roses were donated by farms and distributed by florists at 95 cemeteries or ceremonies in twenty-six states.

2013 Goal: The Memorial Day Flowers ”Florists & Community” program has expanded and will be offered to two hundred florists nationally.

Participating florists will receive 400 roses, a Memorial Day Flowers banner, and 200 informational handouts. There is a space on the back of the handouts to place your shop’s information. One (1) box per company please.

Your 400 roses are donated by South American and U.S. rose growers. For the first 40 Mayesh Wholesale Florist customers there is no charge as Mayesh will pick up the freight and handling cost.

 

There are several ways to use the roses you will receive within your communities:

 

  • Contact your local cemetery and set up a table to distribute roses to visitors. Each visitor will be given two stems of roses: one to place on a headstone and one to take home in remembrance of a friend or relative. Optionally, you could provide a service for families that are unable to visit by sending a digital picture of the rose lying on the headstone.

    This is a local news video link from one of the participating florists in Auburn, Massachusetts:http://www.necn.com/searchNECN/search/v/57060995/in-auburn-mass-they-remember-with-roses.htm?q=florist

  • Distribute roses at your local Memorial Day parade or ceremony.
  • Place a sign at your shop offering a free Memorial Day Rose to anyone who comes in on the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

 

Participating in the Memorial Day Flowers “Florists & Community” program is an excellent way to connect with your community and honor those who served. A single rose, placed on a headstone, is a floral expression of appreciation.

The cornerstone of the 2012 events was Arlington National Cemetery. 60,000 Ecuadorian roses and 2,000 Californian bouquets were handed out by 120 volunteers.www.youtube.com/memorialdayflowers

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