The Area and how it is managed
Sussex Area is run by a Council made up of one representative from each of the member clubs. The day to day Area management is delegated to the Executive Committee, comprising the Area Chairman, Area Vice Chairman, Area Treasurer, Area Secretary, together with the chairman of Judges, Demonstrators, Speakers and Education (JDS&E) committee, Media, Ticket and Programme Administrators. Various administrative positions (Publications, Flower Arranger, Newsletter Editor and Website) are appointed.
The Council meets 4 times a year either physically or by Zoom. The Area organises several members’ days each year as well as competitions and shows.
The Area Chairman attends regular National Advisory meetings with the NAFAS Board and chairmen of the other Areas. In addition, Area representatives attend similar National Committee meetings for judges, demonstrators, speakers, education, publications and media creating a useful two-way exchange of ideas throughout the Areas.
The position of President recognises the commitment, involvement and support members have given to the Sussex Area over the years. They are essential to the running of the Area and do not necessarily have to have held an Executive position to be appointed, but have assisted the Area in other ways.
Past Presidents (from 2000)