WF&FSA Now Accepting Nominations For 2010 LTK Award

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA)
board of directors is accepting nominations for the 2010 Leland T. Kintzele
Distinguished Service (LTK) Award. The award will be presented at the WF&FSA
Floral Distribution Conference November 3-5, at the Doral, Miami, FL.

The Leland T. Kintzele Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor
presented by WF&FSA. The award was created to honor Leland T. Kintzele, an
extraordinary individual in the floral industry. During his career, Kintzele
took particular interest in both WF&FSA and the wholesale distributor. By
demonstrating integrity, perseverance, decisiveness and fairness he did much to
advance the association and the industry.

The LTK Award is presented each year to one individual who has:

  • Demonstrated dedication, ability and initiative to a degree that sets him
    or her apart from contemporaries;
  • Made significant contributions to the welfare and progress of wholesale
    florists in particular and the floral industry in general;
  • Provided distinguished service that exemplifies the outstanding character
    of Leland T. Kintzele, president of WF&FSA from 1963 to 1966.

Do you know an exceptional person that meets the above specifications? Than
nominate that person for the LTK award and allow them to be honored at the WF&FSA
Conference. To nominate someone, individuals must write a letter explaining how
the candidate meets the attributes stated above. The letter and any supporting
material should be sent to Jim Wanko, WF&FSA executive vice president, at
or mailed to WF&FSA, 147 Old Solomons Island Rd., Suite 302, Annapolis, MD
21401. The deadline for all nominations is July 16, 2010.

The WF&FSA board of directors decides each year who will receive the LTK Award.
Nominations are considered for two years. After two years, the nominations must
be resubmitted to be considered.

As previously stated, the award will be presented at the 2010 WF&FSA Conference.
The winner will receive an etched sterling silver perpetual tray with his/her
name. The tray will be kept on display at the WF&FSA headquarters in Annapolis,
MD. A video dedicated to the winner will be added to the LTK section of the WF&FSA
website and be added to the previous winners list. If interested, you can visit
the WF&FSA website and access previous winners.

WF&FSA is a dynamic business organization dedicated to providing members with
the information, services and support they need to remain competitive in today’s
constantly changing market. The Association offers a wide variety of programs
and activities to support its mission of enhancing networking and business
opportunities for all floral wholesale distributors and suppliers.

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