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July 2011  
IFDA Washington Chapter Newsletter
In This Issue
Resources 2011 Registration Now Open!
Help Aid Japan
Save The Date: Avery Studio
From the President
We Would Like To Thank The Following Sponsors:  -----
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Local Sponsor 


Charles Luck Stone Center
HOME & DESIGN Magazine
Petro Design/Build
Salvations Architectural Furnishings 
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Welcome to Our July Newsletter!
In this newsletter we highlight one of our biggest local events of the year, Resources 2011! Read on to learn how to register for this event as an exhibitor and what to expect as an attendee. We look forward to seeing a great turnout at this year's Resources and will provide more details and reminders closer to the event date. Register now to be an exhibitor and get $50 off your reservation.   

Register Now For Resources 2011      

Are you a trade professional that would like to make new connections and expand your regional network? If so, Resources 2011 is the event for you! The deadline for discounted exhibitor pricing is fast approaching. Vendors, register here for Resources 2011 by August 26th to receive a savings of $50 on your tabletop reservation.  


Vendors and designers, join us from 12pm - 4pm at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA for our annual industry networking event and take advantage of this opportunity to meet with 50+ of Washington's top vendors and distinguished design professionals.  


Interested in learning more about being an exhibitor? Click Here to Download the exhibitor registration form directly. Want to RSVP as an attendee? Register HERE.  


For more info about Resources 2011, read the flyer below:  

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*Look for more information about this event on our Resources 2011 Facebook page* 

Aid to Japan at Resources 2011 

CranesIn an effort to contribute aid to the earthquake victims in Japan, we have joined an increasing number of organizations who are raising funds for victims through the sale of Origami "Cranes".  These folded-paper birds are considered good luck to the Japanese people, and making a thousand of them is believed to ensure that the wish attached to them will come true. Our IFDA colleagues in Japan are very grateful for any help we can give them and feel particularly touched that fundraising is taking this form, since it is so closely tied to their traditions.


While we may not be able to make a thousand of them before "Resources", we are planning to sell them at that event for $5.00 each - every penny of which will be donated to the relief effort.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help make Origami "Cranes". If each of us made just a few of them, together we could make a meaningful contribution to people who need our help.


Origami paper is available at craft stores, and instructions are available on line. If you have any questions, and are able to help, please let me know. So many people would appreciate it.


Thank you,

Jeanne Blackburn

VP Communications

Save The Date: Avery Studios In Alexandria

Avery FramesTrying to ignore the record-breaking hot summer weather, and looking toward the IFDA Fall Calendar of Events? Please save the date - September 21st!


Come and see an old world European workshop and observe the artisans at work in their craft. We will have full staff working so much can be observed.  


Stay tuned for a separate email with all of the details on the Avery Studio Tour, along with your chance to RSVP.


For any questions or suggestions on future events, please email


Laura Fox

VP Programs

From the President - Jackie Passaro

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In addition to planning for "Resources" in October, we need to be thinking about our Board of Directors for the 2012 - 2013 year, and the first step is to ask the general membership if there is anyone among you interested in a position on the Board. 


Part of the vitality of any organization is dependent on new members who are willing and able to become actively involved in the established goals of the group, and who bring fresh ideas and objectives to it as well. We know that, and encourage all of you to think creatively about what new plans for the group you might want to suggest and see implemented, and to give serious thought to becoming active participants in the Washington DC Chapter of IFDA.


If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer please contact me either by email or on my cell - or 571.230.7317.


Respectfully Submitted,  

Jackie Passaro, President 

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