Update from AOIFA Chairman
Hello from the new Executive Candy, Mary and Josie.
The Weather Man has just said “April is the new February” – I do hope he is only joking and that we can look forward to a lovely Spring to garden, walk and dream in.
The AOIFA Spring schedule is under way with the Teachers Course commencing in February and all the Candidates and Tutors working extremely hard. I wish them all well with the remainder of the Course and the exams in October.
The 2016-2018 Education Programme commenced in April and will continue through to October in 8 venues around the Country. I would encourage all Clubs to participate in these days as they are most informative, enjoyable and sociable.
Bloom in the Park is celebrating 10 years this June. The Schedule is available now but entries must be in by 25 April. “Futura” headed by Breda Crowley and her Team will represent AOIFA and we wish them all the best. Bloom is a wonderful way of promoting the Association. Good Luck to all the Competitors, I love Bloom and am really looking forward to seeing the Competitions and all the wonderful work that will be on display.
The AOIFA Charity for 2016-2018 is “The Irish Association for Cancer Research” this is a very worthy charity as Research will and has improved the prevention and treatment of cancer in Ireland.
Please let us know of any events taking place in your Club and we can put them in the next Newsletter and on the Website. A big Thank You to Nicola Desmond (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)who is now running the Website.
The Chairman’s Meeting will take place in Morans Red Cow on June 9th and we look forward to meeting all the Chairmen and their Vice-Chairmen at this Meeting.
Candy Holten, Chairman.