|Council meetings held quarterly are run by
Area Officers to review area news, finances, events and issues. All members of BB&O are welcome to attend, but only one nominated representative from each club may vote.
|| Mon 3 Jun 2013
Mon 2 Sep 2013
Fri 15 Nov 2013 (AGM)
Mon 3 Mar 2014
Mon 2 Jun 2014
Mon 1 Sep 2014
Fri 14 Nov 2014 (AGM)
||Benson Parish Hall
|* Club Secretary
* How to Write Minutes
Details of club officers are held on BB&O and NAFAS databases for administration purposes. Secretaries are required to submit a
Club Record Form whenever there are changes, and at least annually following their AGM. They may be returned by post or via email to
To make it easy for members of the public to communicate directly with clubs, email addresses and phone numbers are being made available on individual club pages. Nominated personal details should be sent by post or via email to
BB&O Secretary using the
Club Contact details on website
Club secretaries should complete the
Club Awards Form annually in September and return by post or email to
|*Guidelines for Programme Secretaries
** Code of Practice
BLUE FORMS which form the basis of a contract between a club and a JDSE person should be requested from the
BB&O Secretary (Irene Manson - Tel 0118 947 0737) for collection at the next area council meeting. They will not normally be posted. These 3-part forms are not available electronically.
Full contact details for BB&O
Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Teachers (Pink List) is emailed to nominated club email contacts twice a year, or can be requested from
Jane Haas (Tel: 0118 984 1212). It is free if sent via email or £5 for printed copy.
The list of National Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Teachers is posted to all club chairmen in alternate years, with a supplement in the intervening year. Extra copies can be obtained (price £1.50) from the BB&O Trading Officer
Maureen Preston (Tel: 01488 685 491)
JDSE lists for other areas of NAFAS can be obtained by contacting the relevant area distributor. Details of these are printed in the back section of the National List.
Useful examples and letters for programme secretaries include:
Sample first letter to demonstrators
Sample final letter to demonstrators
If appropriate confidential feedback on BB&O judges, demonstrators, speakers and teachers should be returned to Charmaine Grace-Woodham, chairman of JDSE committee using the
Demonstrator Assessment Form.
See NAFAS Extreme Weather Guidelines for what to do if extreme weather conditions make a club meeting unviable at the last minute.
|Try to find ways of publicising your club locally.
Send club programme to Carole McGuire (Tel: 01635 42414) for publication on club pages of this website.
Check club details are correct on this website and the NAFAS website.
See National Flower Arranging Day Fact Sheet
Club Trading Officers
NAFAS Enterprises for details of NAFAS products. Orders should be sent with cheques to Maureen Preston using either:
BB&O 2013 Trading Form (Excel Format) or
BB&O 2013 Trading Form - Word Format (Word Format most suitable for printing)
The BB&O trading officer purchases products in bulk from NAFAS for sale at area/club meetings and other events. If you would like a supply of any of these products, or a sample pack on a Sale or Return basis, or if you would like the area trading officer to bring a trading table to a club meeting you should contact:
Maureen Preston (Tel: 01488 685 491)
BB&O Area Equipment
|Equipment such as stands, bases, tables etc, is available for loan to BB&O clubs and members. This equipment MUST be returned to the same place from which it was collected. Some of it is heavy. For further information please contact
Anna Steven (Tel: 01865 435 037)