JDS&E Committee

The JDS&E Committee organises flower arranging workshops both for beginners and more advanced members of the Sussex Area.  In addition, it provides refresher days for judges, demonstrators, speakers and teachers (education) in accordance with national standards together with informative photography days.



Gaenor Circus

Gaenor is an Area demonstrator and judge and a member of both Warnham Flower Club and New Visions. She represents Sussex demonstrators to the National Demonstrators Committee. Her interests include playing the piano, bridge, Victorian and Russian literature, cooking and gardening and is a green belt in judo.

Linda Porrett
Judges' Representative

Linda is a member of New Visions Contemporary Club as well as East Preston flower club. She is a keen competitor having joined NAFAS over 30 years ago and recently represented NAFAS at WAFA in India. She also enjoys gardening and seeking out inspirational places.

Christina Payne
Demonstrators' Representative

Christina is an Area Demonstrator and Area Teacher. She is a member of West Bognor Flower Club, where she is Programme Secretary. She has been flower arranging for 12 years. Her interests include travelling, reading, gardening, history and learning new things!

Barbara Hoy
Education Representative

Barbara is an Area teacher and Area judge. She is a member of Lindfield flower club as well as New Visions and enjoys being part of the 'flower team'. She enjoys spending time with her family and working in her garden.

Dr Christina Curtis
Speakers' Representative

Dr. Christina Curtis is a member of Warnham Evening Flower Club. She is a qualified National Demonstrator (2002) and Adjudicator for Demonstrators' Tests. She served 3 years on the National Demonstrators Committee. Christina demonstrated at the NAFAS AGM in Plymouth in 2010. Her titles are varied and she loves all styles of floral art. Her work incorporates all sorts of materials and Contemporary techniques including manipulation. Christina enjoys running and attending floral art workshops, collecting interesting plants, gardening, botanical research and crafts.

Brenda Bull
Photography Representative

Post Code: RH20

Brenda is a member of West Chiltington Floral Club and New Visions and is an Area Judge. She also enjoys gardening, singing with a local choir and is a member of her village church and flower team.

Barbara Tucker
Workshops' Administrator

Barbara's introduction to flower arranging was with the now closed Crawley FC. She now enjoys being a member of Warnham Evening FC as well as New Visions. She enjoys flowers and learning all aspects of floral art.

Appointment awaited
JDS&E Secretary

Barbara Caldecourt
Committee Member