The Arkansas Florists Association Fund honoring Bill Plummer AIFD has been established with an initial contribution from the Arkansas Florists Association. As Secretary-Treasurer of the Association, Bill Plummer AIFD expanded the duties of this office far beyond the definition. He oversaw the planning and coordination of the state convention throughout his tenure bringing AIFD designers to present over the years and encouraged Arkansas florists to expand their knowledge of floral design through AIFD offerings.
His influence, while centered in Arkansas, was far-reaching. Bill Plummer was the only AIFD Charter member outside of California. This, along with his influence as a prominent show presenter, opened doors to increasing awareness about a new organization called AIFD. He was an original member of Southern Chapter and chaired Southern Symposia in Fayetteville and Hot Springs, Arkansas. His enthusiasm about AIFD was contagious, and his contacts immense. His heartfelt greeting at each AIFD Symposium extended from the early days to the 50th Anniversary of AIFD when he greeted each and every person as they arrived to celebrate the art of floral design. He was an AIFD Life Member and AIFD Laureate. His leadership spans decades. His guidance continues to inspire those who knew him. May we join together to honor a life dedicated to florists.