Welcome to Clophill & District Flower Club
Welcome to Clophill & District Flower Club. We are affiliated to NAFAS – The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies – and we are keen to promote creativity with flowers. We are a group of mainly amateur flower arrangers who meet on the first Thursday of the month (except August) in Clophill Village Hall. Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.30pm start and visitors are very welcome at any of the meetings. Our demonstrator will create approximately 6 arrangements whilst giving an informative and/or humorous talk. Raffle tickets are available as well as a sales table of basic floristry sundry items. So if you have a love of flowers or a keen interest in flower gardening and want to be inspired by a professional arranger, just come along or get in touch with us via the contact page for more details.
Why not become a member? Subscriptions and Visitors fees are reviewed at the AGM in January each year. At the AGM in 2020, it was formally agreed that the Annual subscription would be £38, and, with no AGM held in 2021, it was agreed to review this at our AGM in January 2022. This was done and the decision made for it to remain at £38. It will allow you to come to most of the events in our diary for no additional payment - even the refreshments are included! It’s excellent value and an entertaining night out – just come along or get in touch with us via the contact form if you’d like more information. Visitors fees are £5 per month, except at an Open Meeting in May and December when different charges are made.
Clophill & District Flower Club was formed in 1976 by a group of ladies who wanted to share their love of flowers and we celebrated our Ruby anniversary in 2016 along with our past Chairmen. We had to postpone our Sapphire anniversary celebration in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic restrictions but we are planning to celebrate 45 + 1 years of our Club in June 2022. Members of our flower club come from the various villages within our part of Bedfordshire and currently we have a membership of over 70 with ages ranging from early-thirties well into retirement age!
Each year a short list of local charities are nominated by the committee and Members are asked to vote for their choice at the February meeting. At our monthly meetings we have a table of pre-loved items for sale donated by members and each year we are able to donate in the region of £500-£1000 to our chosen Charity.
The members voted at 3 March meeting that our 2022 Charity will be the Central Bedfordshire Women's Refuge which provides a safe place for women and children to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives. There will be a collection box on the charity stall for those who wish to donate but not necessarily buy from the stall and we hope, as always, we can make a significant donation to this local good cause.
NAFAS website: www.nafas.org.uk
and our Area website: www.flowershomecounties.co.uk