Seminar 2017 was a great success and a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Outstanding programs, workshops, vendors and all coordinated by the hard working volunteers who make our Seminar work with style and beauty. I want to congratulate everyone on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for all their time and hard work, as the saying goes “It takes a village”.

It is a privilege to serve Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas, Inc. as your President for 2017-2019. We have enjoyed camaraderie and fun with “flower friends” both new and those we have known for a long time. I want to thank the women and gentlemen whose vision and labor has led us to where we are today.

Our goal as a flower arranging group has and will always be to stimulate and educate all CFAA members in the art of floral design regardless of expertise. My hope is to have one European designer each year that brings about the latest styles, trends, artistry and new materials used in floral design throughout the world.

I cannot stress highly enough the value and quality of our kaleidoscope display this year, it is great to be able to see what is happening in design across the country.

My theme for the next two years is “Let’s communicate and grow”. It is my hope that each CFAA member brings in 2 new members and encourages them to attend our Seminar. We are proud to have had an increase of first time attendees who have joined the fun of floral design this year. Whatever your level of expertise there is something for everyone at our CFAA Seminar even if you are highly experienced.

We are looking forward to Seminar 2018 where CFAA will again bring great design programs, as well as workshops from around the United States and Europe. Please mark your calendars now for February 22 – 25, 2018 and bring several friends with you. On behalf of the Board have a great summer and stay healthy until we see you all at Seminar 2018.

Helga Frazzette

President CFAA, Inc.