Haslett, MI – At the Michigan Floral Association's (MFA) board of directors meeting, Jerome Raska, AAF, AIFD, CAFA, CF, CFD, PFCI, from Blumz by JRDesigns in Ferndale and Detroit, Michigan, was elected to serve as the association's president for 2016. Tim Timinski from FloraCraft Corporation in Ludington was elected vice president. Prior to the meeting Tim Galea Norton’s Flowers & Gifts,Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Michigan, was appointed to fulfill the remaining one-year term as a director at large. This vacancy occurred when Chris McGahey resigned to take a new position with Kennicott Brothers Co., Chicago, IL.
Association members elected the following to serve three-year terms on the board. Director at Large: Bob Patterson, Patterson’s Flowers, Big Rapids/Reed City/Cadillac, Michigan. Director Region 2: Andrew Maglio, Events To Rent, East Lansing, Michigan. Director Region 4: Alice Waterous, AIFD, CF, CFD PFCI, Waterous Floral Consulting, Grand Haven, Michigan
"I would personally like to thank Robert Patterson of Patterson’s Flowers & Gifts, Big Rapids, MI for serving as the association's president for the past three years. He is to be commended for his hours of volunteer service and endless dedication to the MFA,” said Rodney P. Crittenden, MFA executive vice president. “I would also like to congratulate and welcome the newly elected and appointed board members and officers. The membership is in good hands with a dedicated and active group of individuals willing to serve in these leadership roles!”
The Michigan Floral Association is a full-service trade organization representing more than 400 florists, growers, and wholesalers. Located in Haslett, Michigan, MFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, retail bank card processing and supplies, office supplies, and fleet fueling; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral Expo; conducts educational seminars throughout the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes The Professional Florist magazine; hosts the MFA web site, and interacts with state/federal government agencies. For more information on MFA, visit their web site at www.michiganfloral.org.
Source: Michigan Floral Association