Monthly Meetings will resume in September 2018
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Our workshops are educational and fun!.
It's official! The 18th Ikebana International North and Central American Regional Conference in 2019 will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth! Your host chapters will be Dallas Chapter # 13 and Fort Worth Chapter # 38. Chairperson for 2019 NARC will be Patricia O'Reilly, of Dallas Chapter # 13. Patricia is a Sogetsu 3rd Grade Teacher. Co-Chairperson is Sandra Prachyl, representing Fort Worth Chapter # 38. Sandra is a Sogetsu 4th Grade Teacher.
Here are some of the great things you can start looking forward to.
A Facebook Page will be set up to provide ongoing information about what's going on in Dallas and Fort Worth. We will keep you apprised of new events, major transportation changes, etc., so you can start your planning as soon as possible! You will also be able to exchange information on this Facebook Page.
For more information you can contact Sandra Prachyl at the Fort Worth Chapter # 38 or Patricia O'Reilly of the Dallas Chapter # 13 at: 18thNCARC@gmail.com
9th European Regional Conference
Ikebana International Hana Belgium Chapter # 248 is honored to have been nominated to organize the European Regional Conference 2018. Although Belgium is a very small country, it is the political and cultural heart of Europe. Our Hana Chapter consists of very active and enthusiastic members. Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu are the most represented schools in Belgium.
Also the Ichiyo School will be present. The Netherland, Luxembourg and Norway will join us in Belgium to make this conference a tremendous success. The European Regional Conference will be held in one of our most historical towns, with lots of opportunities for sightseeing, splendid scenery, possibilities to meet artists and, of cause, delicious food and chocolate, for which Belgium is so famous all over the world.
We look forward to meeting you from August 27th to 31st 2018 in Belgium. It will no doubt be a once in a lifetime experience. Go to the Events and Outreach page for registration information.
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.
Monthly Programs in 2018
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.
We bring in handmade pottery made for Ikebana
Our programs are well attended
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.
We order interesting materials for our members from Japan
Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter # 216
Monthly Programs in 2018
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.
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We learn wonderful new techniques
Our Demonstrators are exceptional
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.
Monthly Programs in 2018
We build a team and have a lot of fun doing it
International Programs in 2018.