2022 will be an exciting year for Arrangement judges. We have a brand-new manual that has been approved and is being polished up for publishing as you are reading this message. For those of you who were able to attend the update given by Craig Dorschel - you have had a glimpse of the major changes to the manual. As there have been some significant changes,
I am asking that you send your 2022 show arrangement schedules to me for review and suggestions. It is important that the schedules reflect the changes so we can be consistent with judging and fair to the exhibitors.
At last count, in the Pacific Southwest District we have 19 arrangement judges on the books. A few of those are no longer traveling like they once did, and a couple of them are ready to “retire.” That said, it has been requested that we hold an arrangement school in the next 12 months. In order to do this, we need to have a centrally located site and a local society to sponsor the event. Please give this some thought; then, let me know if your group would be interested.
I have also been asked about an arrangement workshop. This is always a fun event and can
be helpful to review distinctive styles of arrangements – as well as polishing our skills for
home and for exhibiting. Again, we need a group to sponsor this event. If possible, it would be great to hold one on the east side of the district and one on the west side. That way no one has to travel too far to attend. Food for thought!!!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 602-616-3137.