2017 Presidents Letter

WOW! What a wonderful valentines day.  I hope all of you had as good sales as we did at our shop.

The recovery is still going on, but it's time to move on and think about TSFA.  We are in full spring of planning our Convention/Expo this year, which will be August 4 - 6, 2017.  It will be called "Floral Forum Convention/Expo"  "Under a Sapphire Sky", and you will soon receive ad contracts/phone calls to help support our Resource Guide Book.  The advertisements help keep costs down for the expenses of the Convention, so I hope you will buy an advertisement.

The Convention is in full swing as Kevin Coble is contacting designers to dazzle you!  How can we top last years' design show?  you just plan on coming and you will see!!  Bring your employees, friends and floral friends--  they will all be educated in our great floral forum. 

We are still striving to increase our membership to 100 plus this year, so if you have not joined TSFA, there is still time to join.  Dues are only $60.00 per member.  You can obtain a form on this web site then return to our treasurer.

Speaking of "treasurer"  because our former treasurer resigned, Donny Johnson CFD has been elected and installed as treasurer of TSFA.  Donny brings excellent credentials with him and is already doing a fabulous job.

Something else that's happening in TSFA is that some of us will be attending and judging the FFA regional contests in April and May, which our organization helps support through our giving and providing flowers for the contests. The winners of these contests go to state finals in May and then on to the national contest in Indianapolis, IN.   If you would like to be a volunteer in this effort, please contact VP Brenda Blackburn for information.

TSFA will be sponsoring Middle Tennessee Regional design show on March 13 for CTPFA and East Regional show

March 14 for ETPFA.  We sponsor our designer of the year and these shows and are always educational and worth attending.  For more information on these shows, please see our web site.

In closing, I covet your support in joining TSFA and being involved in our organization.  We needYOU

to participate in all our endeavors .

Mark your calendars for Aug. 4-6, and help us keep our organization in the forefront of the floral industry!  Registration forms will be available soon and information on contests being held this year.  I hope you will be a part of us!


Anita Ausenbaugh, President