September  11, 2018  “Summer Memories”    by  Inge Holland
Welcome back! Summer means different things to different people. Thinking back on your summers, create an arrangement that reflects one of your summer memories. Materials:  Your choice of container, flowers, and greenery.

May 16, 2018 II Chapter #216 Demo for the  "Young at Heart" luncheon for seniors held at the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church with Midge Dunn and Inge Holland demonstrating.

February 25, 2018Chapter 216, Melbourne Ikebana was asked to create the center pieces for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra South Guild's Annual Fundraising Dinner .  Midge Dunne, Inge Holland and Rena Foley produced dozens of the formal arrangements for the event. 

Local, Regional and International Programs For 2018

October 9, 2018    “KICH-OFF”  by Midge Dunn
Autumn is the time for football. Create your design and score a touchdown with Autumn colored flowers /materials. 


January 9, 2018-Leaf Manipulation
by Inge Holland at a Monthly Meeting.
Using the book, Leaf Manipulation, A Beginners Guide to Working with Leaves in a Contemporary Way, by Gail Emmons, Riji, we will practice techniques and learn some of the many ways foliage can be manipulated to add a creative flair to your free-style arrangements. Choose one of your leaf creations to use in an arrangement.  Materials: container, flowers, and any of these tools: scissors, clippers, wire cutters, floral stapler, 3M Scotch double-sided tape, straight wire-different gauges, floral tape, glue dots, utility knife, ruler, and your own skillful hands!  Leaves we will be using are: New Zealand Flax, Palmetto Fan Palm, Areca Palm, Bird of Paradise Leaf, Monstera Leaf, Sago Palm, Sanseviera. Bring any you may have. We will have practice leaves to use.

March 13, 2018-Making Bamboo Fences
by Irene Gomulka at a Monthly Meeting
Irene is coming to us from the Orlando chapter as part of the Iwaya Fund exchange program. We will be constructing a small bamboo fence and then using it in an arrangement. Irene will supply bamboo and twine.  Members will need to bring containers, line material, flowers, etc..

Our 2018 Outreach Programs

February, 2018Rena Foley Melbourne Chapter #216,  just finished a program for the Naples Chapter. It is her second demonstration  in the exchange program between the six Florida chapters that  they are doing among themselves. The demonstration using bamboo containers was followed with a workshop where attendees learned to master the vertical fixture (tate no soegi dome) using the bamboo nageire containers Rena made from her backyard timber bamboo.  The sessions were deemed a big success.

April 10, 2018-Using Paint
By Rena Foley at a Monthly Meeting.

Using an item either natural or man made that the member has painted (spray paint is great) in your arrangement. Even the containers can be painted. Materials: container, flowers, line material, painted material, scissors, etc..

Our 2018 Monthly Meeting Programs

Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter #216

February 13, 2018-“Working with Unconventional
Material: Rattan Roll”
By Elaine Sigler at a Monthly Meeting
Members will have an opportunity to work with this special unconventional material, imported directly from Japan. The rattan ribbon sticks are very versatile and can be twisted into many shapes or can wrap around your container or the plant materials. The only limitation is your imagination! What to bring: Secateurs (pruning shears) Simple Nageire or Moribana container (medium size) Wire (medium size) and a wire cutter Plant materials - Flowers and Leaf material  A Rattan roll (1 per participant) will be provided to each participant.Type your paragraph here.

November 13, 2018    “Green Plant Material”  

by Sandy Thomas            
Make an arrangement using only green plants (leaves, flower stems, flower buds, and even unripe fruit). Vary the intensity of the green colors in the arrangement. Any combination is fine as long as only green material is used.

May 8, 2018-Annual Meeting & Luncheon at 11:30 AM
The annual meeting is a requirement by the Ikebana International Headquarters. This year we had the election of Officers for 2018-2020. They were immediately installed after the election. There was a vote on the proposed budget for 2018-2019 that was unanimously passed with out revision.   The luncheon was held at Haru Sushi Bar & Grill at 1500 N A1A in Indialantic. 

December 11, 2018    “Holiday Luncheon”  

Will   be held at the Red Ginger at the Melbourne Mall located off of Hwy 192.  The Red Ginger is on the backside of the mall from Hwy 192.  The Luncheon is set to start at 11:00 am.