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It has been agreed unanimously by the Trustees of NAFAS that Osborne House will be sold

National Chairmans Challenge

Given we are going to be less active for longer than we had hoped I am setting my CC as a simple way of giving clubs a chance  to work on a simple project. Each month will have a title and  areas are invited to ask each club to produce something to illustrate that title, it does not have to be an arrangement, it can be a collection of items as an assemblage, a collection of plants, containers etc, clubs are only limited by their imaginations. The area collects all the photographs of the entries, one from each club that wants to take part, the area then emails the image they think best to me and then the board will award points. There will be a small prize for the area with the most points at the end of the year. Obviously whilst lockdown lasts clubs will have to appoint one member to produce the entry. I am not setting areas against each other, just trying to keep creative juices going and insure the whole association remains active and interactive, only support this as an area if you choose. Entries to Chairman by the last day of the competition month. A selection of images will be put on our website, face book, etc. The sending of the image presumes you give permission for it to be used where ever NAFAS chooses.

December - A Festive gift.     January -Burns night.    February -Valentine time.   March- A spring bonnet.  April-no competition (National Virtual Show)

May- May Day celebrations.    June- Wedding time.    July- Happy holidays.    August-A Picnic on the beach.    September –Back to school.

October-Here comes autumn.    November Remember, remember the 5th of November.

Look out for the regular Looking Forward News sheets.

Best wishes Katherine Kear.

Pre-National Assessment and National Demonstrators Test

Date : Tuesday 7th September 2021 and Wednesday 8th September 2021


Venue :  St. Barnabas Church Hall, Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LJ

by kind permission of the Three Counties and South Wales Area of NAFAS.

Tickets :All tickets from the Test that were originally scheduled for 21st and 22nd April 2021 in Cheshire will be refunded.  If there is a future option of purchasing tickets for September 2021, these transactions should take place after 1st April 2021. Further details will be released, as and when there is any information on regulations regarding social gatherings after the end of lockdown.

Louise Brown (Barnstaple Floral Art Club) entered the photograph below in the NAFAS National Photography 2020 Competition, "From Any Angle" and won 1st Prize.   Visit the NAFAS website for details of this years competition

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