The Coronado Floral Association celebrates its 101st year with a new board and flourishing ideas

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Meet the 2022-23 CFA Board of Directors: Lisa Daniels, Jessica Mushovic, Samantha Bey, Fran Rogers, Sara Stillman, Jennifer Stein, Becky Hubbard, Kathy Fink, Stephanie Clegg, Pearl Syzmanski, Suzie Heap. Photo credit: Joel Ortiz

The Coronado Floral Association (CFA), one of the oldest clubs on the island, has announced the appointment of its 2022-2023 Board of Directors.

CFA President Sara Stillman said, “It is an absolute privilege to lead the Coronado Flower Show into its 101st year and to help CFA maintain its legacy as one of the oldest and most most popular in Coronado. One of our main goals, in addition to producing the annual show in April, is to promote and encourage the beautification of Coronado through the love, use and appreciation of flowers.

Stillman says she looks forward to the community engagement the Coronado Flower Show in April 2023 will bring, in addition to meeting all of the wonderful volunteers and attendees that this treasured tradition attracts. CFA welcomed over 7,000 visitors to the tents for the 100th show last April and hopes they will see the same level of enthusiasm for next year’s show.

Boots on the ground to produce the 101st Flower Show are led by Coronado Flower Show Committee Chair Jessica Mushovic, who is also a CFA Vice Chair. With planning for the show well underway, Mushovic and his committee plan to introduce new material to reflect and incorporate growing interest while respecting traditions of the past.

Mushovic says: “I appreciate being part of something with such deep roots and hope to make our predecessors proud as they have provided a solid foundation over the past 100 years.”

In addition to CFA members, our board includes representatives from Crown Garden Club, Coronado Woman’s Club, Coronado Junior Woman’s Club and Bridge and Bay Garden Club, emphasizing the importance that by working together we can accomplish great things.

Board Members 2022-2023

President – ​​Sara Stillman
Vice President and Flower Show President – Jessica Mushovic
Parliamentarian – Natalie Falletta
Secretary – Becky Hubbard
Treasurer and Finance Chair – Lisa Daniels
Communications Chair – Stephanie Clegg
Membership Chair – Sam Bey
Chair of Technology – Lina Pei
1922 Club Co-Presidents – Colby Freer and Sam Bey

Board of Directors: Kathy Fink and Pearl Syzmanski (Coronado Woman’s Club), Suzie Heap (Crown Garden Club), Sandy Short (Bridge and Bay Garden Club) and Jennifer Stein (Coronado Junior Woman’s Club).

Hot on the heels of their hugely successful first social event, a flower arranging class with Kara’s Flowers held at the Henry on September 7, CFA plans to host monthly social events with floral themes ranging from herb-infused cocktails, centerpieces table decorations, wreaths, etc. . The next event, a succulent pumpkin classwill be held on October 25, 2022. Tickets range from $60 to $75 depending on membership. Buy your tickets here.

Membership Chair Samantha Bey said, “With the success of the first event, there is clear interest and enthusiasm for connecting among flower lovers in Coronado. I invite all flower and garden enthusiasts to find a home with us at CFA.

About CFA
Coronado Floral Association (CFA)
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization dedicated to enriching lives through education and the enhancement of flowers, plants and gardens. CFA’s mission is to encourage and foster knowledge of horticulture, promote the love and use of flowers, encourage community beautification, and produce the annual Coronado Flower Show. The Coronado Flower Show, a spring tradition since 1922, is the second largest tent flower show in the United States and the largest on the West Coast.
Coronado Flower Association
Box 180188
Coronado, California 92118
Submitted by Coronado Floral Association
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