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Last Call for AAF Applications and 2017 SAF Awards Nominations

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The American Academy of Floriculture salutes volunteer service to the industry and local communities. AAF inducted five new members last year (from left): Cathy Reifschneider, AAF, of Teleflora, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona; Kaitlin Radebaugh, AAF, of Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses in Towson, Maryland; Michael R. Pugh, AAF, of Pugh’s Flowers in Memphis, Tennessee; Nikki Lemler, AAF, of Welke’s Milwaukee Florist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Susan Klein, AAF, of Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses in Madison, Wisconsin.

The American Academy of Floriculture salutes volunteer service to the industry and local communities. AAF inducted five new members last year (from left): Cathy Reifschneider, AAF, of Teleflora, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona; Kaitlin Radebaugh, AAF, of Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses in Towson, Maryland; Michael R. Pugh, AAF, of Pugh’s Flowers in Memphis, Tennessee; Nikki Lemler, AAF, of Welke’s Milwaukee Florist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Susan Klein, AAF, of Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses in Madison, Wisconsin.

Are you an active volunteer in your community? Have you volunteered on a committee or on the board of directors of a local, state or regional allied floral society? Have you attended an educational program sponsored by the Society of American Florists or presented an educational program to floral professionals?

If so, consider applying for SAF’s American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) professional designation.

March 1 is the deadline to apply for AAF and the Century Award, and it is the deadline to submit nominations for SAF’s Floriculture Hall of Fame, Paul Ecke, Jr. Award, Gold Medal Award, John H. Walker Award, and the Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education.

Get the applications and nomination forms from safnow.org/awards.

For more information about SAF awards, contact SAF’s Jenester Corbin at 800-336-4743 ext. 234; awards@safnow.org.

SAF will bestow the 2017 honors during the Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner at SAF Palm Beach 2017, SAF’s 133rd Annual Convention, Sept. 6-9 at The Breakers in Florida.

June 2 is the deadline to apply for Floral Management’s Marketer of the Year Award.

The Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI) membership application and Tommy Bright Award nomination deadlines ended on Jan. 27.

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