Community Affairs

Please check the calendar for new Community Affairs Events.

2019 Community Affairs 

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Roses  with Allied  and SAFD volunteers.  Nicola Parker with picture of her Veteran Father who inspired this annual event. Processing and handing out roses to families for their loved ones who served our country.

March 5, 2019 Community Affairs   40 Popcorn Arrangements by Volunteers for the Joy Full Learning Center

January Mercer Botanical Gardens Volunteer Picnic

SAFD Members created lovely arrangements.


2018 Community Affairs 

Pearl Fincher High Tea Community Affairs


September 2018 Barbara Bush Library Bulletin Board

Special Thanks to Kimberlyn Jackson, Michelle Leavitt, Yanick Stam, And Tami Oliver for planning, and putting together this fun and cute board!

SAFD   Annual Memorial Day Roses for our Veterans at Houston National Cemetery          May 2018

On Monday May 28, 2018 SAFD Volunteers participated in handing out the Roses at the Veterans Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Rd. Along with many other Volunteers for the annual Memorial Day Flowers Foundation and Volunteers from Greenleaf, Allied Florist, Southern Floral, Mayesh, Pikes Peak, The Centerpiece, Taylor Wholesale Florist.  Please see the list of Individual Donors for this Event Honoring the Veterans who served and had served our Country. Roses of all colors were handed out for the families of veterans and also roses were laid on many graves. SAFD is looking forward to this event next year.

January 2018

Elissa Collins with the ladies of the Greenwood Forest Garden Club.

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands

November 2017

Spreading cheer at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands.

We had our first community affairs workshop on Saturday, November 4 and created 21 adorable mice and bunny floral pieces. A big thank you to the SAFD volunteers that came and helped. . I delivered them on Monday morning to Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands where they distributed them throughout the facility. They were a huge hit with patients and staff and certainly helped to cheer up everyone. The creative containers were donated by Nancy Lazauskas’ family, even after her passing, she is still helping SAFD bring cheer through flowers.

N A M  Jeans & Jewels Luncheon

September 2017

NAM Jeans and Jewels:

Despite the relocation due to Hurricane Harvey, SAFD and NAM were still able to pull off a beautiful and profitable fundraising event in September. NAM had the opportunity to christen their new building by hosting the Jeans and Jewels luncheon in the new building on September 14. Sending out a big thank you to all the SAFD volunteers that came on Wednesday the 13th to create the 36 beautiful golf themed centerpieces. Along with the gorgeous green tablecloths, they were a “hole in one”.

DIVAS Project  September 2017

Flowers made and donated by Aida Quesada on behalf of SAFD for Divas Project. A Photo of the flowers on the dining table.

Divas Project August 2017

Flowers made by Illissa Collins and donated on behalf of SAFD.

SAFD Annual Memorial Day Roses for our Veterans at Houston National Cemetery.   May 2017

Today we finished up another wonderful SAFD year by helping process and place roses at the Houston National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. . Many SAFD members along with Allied members and other local volunteers helped to process 9752 roses to adorn the graves of those we are remembering today. It is a pleasure and an honor to be able to help with such a wonderful event. Just another example of how the funds we raise are used. Thank you to the members who came out and helped today, looking forward to working with you all on community affairs starting in September.


Community Affairs off to a busy start in September 2015

Even before the first general meeting of SAFD, the community affairs team was out and about. In an effort to promote SAFD and perhaps snag a few new members, Yannick Stam organized an educational hands on event for the 50+ group at Northwest assistance ministry. So September 9th I along with Diane Smith, Pam LeCompte, Olga Lea and Yannick Stam taught about 13 ladies and one gentleman to create a roundy moundy arrangement. Everyone had a good time cutting and poking the various colors of carnations in the foam, then adding the poms and mums as the secondary flower with solidago and filler and of course a bit of greenery to cover the mechanics.



Next up a group of nine of SAFD members met at Christ the Good Shepherd on the evening of September 29th. We designed 16 arrangements styled after one of the arrangements demonstrated at the Texas State Floral Expo held in Sugarland last July. We created a pave- style arrangement of carnations and elongated the arrangement using the cut stems from the carnations. Next bit of curly willow were added and to finish the design butterflies were added to look as if they where just flying in to take a whiff of the flowers. All the arrangement went to The Woodlands Health Care Center a rehab and nursing facility on S. Panther Creek Dr. The activities coordinator was so excited to receive our masterpieces and will use them to decorate the dining tables for their residents’ enjoyment.



As always thanks for coming and helping spread the love of flowers to others. Sign up at the October meeting for our next community affairs workshop on Thursday, November 12 starting at 10am, at Christ the Good Shepherd Church. We will be making deco mesh Christmas wreaths.

Pam Dube

Community Affairs

May 7th, 2015

Community Affairs Share the Love Event

On May 7th another fantastic group of SAFD volunteers met. We made over 30 fresh flower arrangements with carnations, snapdragons and baby’s breath. This was our last event for the 2014-2015 SAFD year. Everyone had a great time using their creative genes to design. We designed a few monochromatic arrangements of all pinks or yellows in contrasting yellow and green pots. The group also mixed it up using pink, yellow and lavender flowers along with baby’s breath for filler and fresh greenery. In a short two hours we had all the stems in their places. This event was our Share the Love Event and everyone took an arrangement or two with them to give away. The flowers were given away to neighbors who were ill, a new neighbor, mothers, mother-in-laws, sister-in-law, the receptionist at Christ the Good Shepherd, a friend who was moving, a co-worker, a secretary, nurses, owner of a store in Old Town Spring just to name a few. Like every community affairs event this year, I was blown away with our members’ enthusiasm and talent. I hope everyone learned a new trick or had a chance to polish up their skills. Thank you to all who came and helped this year. Pleased let me know if you have ideas for designs or worthy recipients for 2015-2016 community affairs. You can reach me via email at or phone at 281-731-6825. See you in September.

May 30th, 2015

Rose Ceremony