I am looking forward to overseeing the preparations for this year's annual Convention. To get the weekend started there will be a meet at Helena's largest flower shop, Knox Flowers & Gifts, hosted by our 1st Board member, Tawna Stoddard. Followed by two full days of education and networking. The planning is already underway and we are expecting it to be a wonderful convention with a lot of educational programs that will make for another worthwhile experience.
Once again, our board will be working throughout the year with the common goal of making the 2013 convention a great event! We hope to see you in Helena!
-Danni Babin, MFA President
Randy Wooten AIFD, PFCI, GMF
FTD Education Consultant
Randy Wooten has nearly a decade of experience in the floral industry. He is the fourth-generation owner and lead designer at Delorice’s Florist in Douglas, GA, and is also active in the advancement of the floral industry. Randy educates his peers at various design shows and currently serves as President of the Georgia State Florist Association and a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Chapter of AIFD.
Brilliant in both business and design, Randy has received multiple awards throughout his career. In 2012, the Georgia State Florist Association presented him with the 2012 Retailer of the Year Award. In 2010, he became a member of the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI), after being inducted to the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2009. He has also received the 2009 Dick Timmons Service Award and the 2006 Designer of the Year Award from the Georgia State Florist Association. His passion for the floral industry is deeply rooted in education, which he believes is the key to the survival of the industry.
2013 Convention Agenda
Friday September 27th
1p Pre Convention MFA BOARD MEMBER meeting
3p-8p Vendor Setup
5p-7p Meet & Greet at Knox Flowers
7p Dinner with Friends
9p-11p MFA Hospitality Room Open
Saturday September 28th
8a-5p MFA Registration Table/MFA Book Store Open
9a-5p Vendor Shop open
9a-11a Hands On Workshop with Randy Wooten, AIFD sponsored by MFA
11a-12p MFA Annual MEMBER meeting (Everyone Welcome)
1:30p-3:30p Business Seminar with Bob Hamacher sponsored by Roses & More, Inc.
4p-5p Flowers to Wear hour sponsored by Lion Ribbon, Flowers provided by Roses & More, Inc.
6p-7p No Host cocktail Hour and Hors devours
7p-8p President's Dinner and Wheel of Fortune
7p-11p Entertainment by DJ Jam, Photo Booth and Karaoke
Sunday September 29th
8a-9a MFA Registration Table open
8a-9:15a Design Contest Check In
8a-3p Vendor Shops open
9:30a-1:30 p Design Show with Randy Wooten, AIFD sponsored by FTD
11:30-12:30 Lunch with presentation by Mark Cross of Pioneer Balloons
1:30p-2p AIFD Symposium Raffle ticket drawn, Design Contest winners announced
2p-2:30p Auction off Floral Designs
3p Convention Closes