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.

  • Dallas/Fort Worth is easily accessible, with direct flights from almost anywhere in the world to DFW or, in the U.S to Dallas Love.
  • Dallas and Fort Worth are loaded with arts and culture!  The proposed 5-star hotel in Dallas is within walking distance of numerous museums, live theater, parks other performing art venues – and the Neiman Marcus flagship store!
  • The official dates are Oct. 13-17, 2019.  This is a very festive time of the year in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, full of garden tours, art and music festivals, and sporting events and, of course, the great State Fair of Texas!


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





Monthly Programs in 2018

Ikebana USA Program Links

 

January 8, 2019    “Chain or Triangle”   
by Rena Foley
Use a bamboo chain or triangle to make an Ikebana arrangement.  Bring flowers and large container. Bamboo will be provided.

Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter # 216

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. 

THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED.

Links and Websites

Click on the link for a list of North American Chapter Exhibits


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Click on the link for a list of North American Chapter Anniversary Celebrations

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.

Monthly Programs in 2018





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.

Our programs are well attended

We order interesting materials for our members from Japan

Friendship

Through

Flowers

For

36 Years

February 12, 2019  “Arrangement for Celebration”     
by Elaine Sigler

The use of Mizuhiki  (paper strips) is effective for festive occasions: weddings, graduation, Christmas, valentines, and even moon viewing parties.  Bring flowers and container. Mizuhiki will be provided.

Click on the link for a list of International Conferences


Click on the link for World Wide

Conventions


Click on the link for a list of World Wide

Chapters

We build a team and have a lot of fun doing it

International Programs in 2019.




Our Demonstrators are exceptional

Ikebana International Programs Links

March 14, 2019    “Exhibition at Suntree Library”

Our workshops are educational and fun!.

Monthly Programs Starting 

in September of 2018

We bring in handmade pottery made for Ikebana

May 14, 2019     “Annual Meeting & Luncheon”
The annual meeting is a requirement by Ikebana International Headquarters.  The luncheon will be held at a restaurant to be announced.

April 9,2019    “Ikebena Underwater”      
by  Leslie Vogt

We will be making an arrangement that is either completely or partially submerged under water in a clear container. It is easier to work on your arrangement if the container has a mouth that is big enough to put your hand into. You may use a kenzan and hide it with plant material, stones, or glass beads. Waxy flowers hold-up the best underwater, but many other types of flowers and plant material will work also. (Waxy flowers might include: Orchids, Anthurium, Roses, Bromeliads, Bird of Paradise, Tiger Lilies, and many colorful leaves, branches, and stems.)  Putting part of your materials outside or on top of the container may add interest to the design.

March 12, 2019     “Exhibition Practice”
Practice making an exhibit arrangement of your choice for our exhibit at the Suntree Library.

We learn wonderful new techniques  

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.