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Founded in 1965 by a group of farsighted and experienced floral artists who saw the need for an independent body to promote and maintain uniformity and high standards in Floral Art and Judging. This was in keeping with World trends at that time.

The Association was first called Victorian Judges School. This was changed in the early 80’s to present name. One huge task these early pioneers undertook for the Association was the publication of a Handbook which has been revised several times as designs change.

In keeping with the original ideals VFAA became a teaching body holding the first School in 1966 and these have continued since.

Through the process of Accreditation those Judges who have passed their initial Examination are required to keep up their commitment to promoting and maintaining high standards in Judging and Floral Art by attending Workshops, Seminars, Shows, Demonstrating and Exhibiting. In this way they keep abreast of current trends in floral design.

Victorian Floral Art Association, through the late Lois Barnett, was a prime mover in Australia Floral Art Association joining WAFA, 1981.

State Body for Floral Art in Victoria under Constitution of Australian Floral Art Association Inc.

  • To promote uniform standards for Judging Floral Art within the State of Victoria using Accredited Floral Art Judges as approved by the Victorian Floral Art Association Incorporated.
  • To teach students to become Judges.
  • To engage in such activities as are desirable to assist in raising the general standard of Floral Art.
  • To hold Seminars which are conducive to any one or more of the above objects.
  • To be a completely independent body with the right to affiliate with the organisations with similar and/or compatible interests.

 

Workshops are held on the fourth Wednesday bi-monthly. These are valuable teaching/learning days. Seminars are held every three years.

An informative Newsletter is published three times per year with the focus on contemporary judging and discussion of new designs.

Contact: VFAA Secretary Cheryl Wynd  

(03)9846 1803  Mobile 0407 335727   cherylwynd@hotmail.com

Judges Contact: VFAA Judges Co-ordinator Jenny Peiper 

(03) 5943 1115( home)  (03)9703 2115(work)    info@smileysfloraldesigns.com.au

 

Groups

Ballarat Floral Art SocietyMary Doyle
03 5332 7579
thornton@ncablie.net.au
Bendigo Garden ClubMarjorie Shay
03 5447 3443
marjshay@gmail.com
Box Hill Floral Art IncBeverley Phillips
(03)98982483
beverleyphillips01@hotmail.com
Brighton Floral Art GroupSusan Dunstan
03 9596 4268
kimberleydunstan@bigpond.com.au
Dunmunkle Floral ArtGwen Blandthorn
03 5385 2280
Echuca Floral Art GroupRosemary Peat
03 5482 1868
grahampeat@bigpond.com
Ferny Creek Horticultural Groupsecretary@fchs.org.au
Geelong Floral Art GroupLenice McCall
03 5231 5709
henretta@bigpond.com
Heywood Floral Art ClubFlorence Huff
03 5529 5553
Kyneton Horticultural Society IncKevin Thomas
03 5422 7130
kevger43@bigpond.com
Leongatha Horticultural Society Floral Art Group Frans Grylls
03 5184 1376
Mt Eliza Morning Garden ClubVal Crisp
03 9787 9772
valcrisp@iinet.net.au
Nhill Floral Art GroupHelen Slattery
03 5391 1529
slatts@hotmail.com.au
Portland Floral Art GroupAnne Lyons
03 5523 3882
lyonsal@hotmail.com
Preston Garden ClubCheryl Warner
03 9467 3078
prestongardenclub@hotmail.com
Red Hill Gardening Society IncAnn Hull
0418 892 667
rhgs@rhgs.com.au
Sale Floral Art GroupBarb Harper
03 5144 4248
barbmharper@yahoo.com
Sunraysia Garden ClubEric Sutton
03 5024 6555
Swan Hill District Garden Club Inc
Floral Art Group
Glenys Barry
03 5032 4066
Vermont Floral Art GroupMyrna Demetriou
03 9874 1591
myrnademetriou@gmail.com
Warnambool Floral Art Group Roslyn Thomson
03 5565 1531
merryfields@bigpond.com
Waverley Garden Club
Floral Art Group Inc
Jan Impey
03 9876 4205
jan.impey@optusnet.com.au

 

2016 Committee

PRESIDENTElizabeth Oberin
Ph: 9560 4804
Email nirebo3@gmail.com
VICE PRESIDENT JUDGES CO-ORDINATOR WEB PAGEJenny Peiper
Ph.: 5943 1115( H) 9703 2115(W)
Email: info@smileysfloraldesigns.com.au
SECRETARY MIFGS STEWARD TRAINEE JUDGES STEWARDCheryl Wynd
Ph: 9846 1803 M: 0407 335727
Email: cherylwynd@hotmail.com
TREASURER AFAA NMC Vice President AFAA State RepresentativeMaxine Webb
Ph: 5722 3996 M: 0427 223996
Email: ronmax1@bigpond.com
EDUCATION OFFICER Glenda Nielsen
Ph: 9887 0425
Email: lngn@bigpond.net.au
NEWSLETTER EDITORHeather Bruce
PH.: 56 624 917 M: 0407 822212
Email: hmbruce@gmail.com
AFAA Representative for Demonstrators Judges CommitteeJeannie Finlayson
Ph 50 329 128 M 0428 551774
Email: dunblane15@hotmail.com
LIBRARYSandra Fallu
Ph 9807 8148
Email: sandrafallu@gmail.com
COMMITTEEAileen Wightman
Ph: 5664 9291
Email: aileenw@skymesh.com.au
COMMITTEERosemary Peat
Ph 5482 1868
Email: grahampeat@bigpond.com
COMMITTEEJosie Brennan
Ph 9561 2965
Email: josie_b55@hotmail.com
COMMITTEELes Steele
Ph 5482 3714
Email: les.steele3564@gmail.com