We are so proud to announce that Dandelions owner, Shirley Lyons, AAF has just been named president-elect for the Society of American Florists (SAF).
Shirley has been involved as an industry leader for over 20 years and involved with SAF for over 10 years (including participating in the floral designs of the 2005 Presidential Inauguration) . This is the first time in the 127 year history of the society that a woman has been chosen as president-elect and we know that Shirley will offer the leadership that she has shown in her 37 years as owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts.
What is the Society of American Florists?? This is an organization that represents the ENTIRE floral industry in the United States from flower growers and wholesalers to retailers like us! Actually chartered by an act of Congress in 1884 the Society of American Florists has grown to encompass hundreds of American businesses and farms. We’re looking forward to what the future holds as Shirley continues her work as a great business-woman both here in Eugene and on the national level.