2014 is going to be a fabulous year for our Florida Chapter. We have such an amazing board full of talented and dedicated people who will make this year even better.

 

Introducing our 2014 board of directors for IFDA Florida Chapter.

 

President:  Caroline Rogow,  Panache Interiors, Inc.

Secretary:  Elizabeth Zecca,  Zecca Design

Treasurer:  Ted Perrella, Perrella and Associates, P.A. CPA

Vice President for Education Foundation and Community Relations:  Susan Heller,  Interior Motifs by Susan Heller

Vice President for Events:  Lynn Sciarrone,  LMS Interiors

Vice President for Communications:  Marsha Koch, Picture Pretty Interiors

Vice President for Membership:  Steven Young, Capitol Lighting

Vice President for Financial Resources and Publications:  Vicki Kirsner,  Infinity Designs LLC

Vice President for Membership Retention:  Beverly Stewart,  Stewart and Associates

As we kick off this new year we already have lots of events in the works.

 Bloomingdales

 Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Barnes and Noble, Miele,  Art Walk, Miami,  Pavillion Furniture, Miami,  and more.  We are also hoping to get involved with Habitat for Humanity in the near future.

However, our membership is much more than our board.  You are all accomplished, talented and savvy.  Let’s take this opportunity to brainstorm a bit.  What ideas do you have that will make IFDA and our Florida Chapter even better?   What can we do to make being a member more rewarding?  What types of events would you like to see us have?  Would you like us to host seminars?  Would a luncheon with a motivating and interesting speaker be a good idea?  Do you like field trips to historic homes?  What about visiting  vendors to the trade?  How can we increase and retain our members?   I am sure you all can come up with some fabulous ideas.

We invite you to share your suggestions here in the comment box below or email any one on the board directly.  We can talk about it at our next event but it would also be great to see you at a board meeting so we could brainstorm together!  Our board meets once a month on the second Tuesday at 9:00 am at Capitol Lighting.  Everyone is welcome to attend.   I have always found the more I am involved,  the more rewarding my experience.   Participation is the key to getting the most out of your IFDA  membership.