Membership in MSFGA is open to people associated with horticulture or floriculture through business or educational ties.Eligible participants may apply by completing the Association's Applicant Form.When the application is approved by the Membership Committee the applicant shall then pay the current year's dues. Membership is non-transferable.
Whereby the person owns, has partnership or manages a business. Qualifying business owners are retail flower shops, greenhouses, garden centers and business that derives 75% of their overall sales directly from the sale of flowers, plants and related floral items to the general public. The business must maintain a store-front facility that is visibly signed and open to the general public. The business must be properly licensed and insured in the state where it is headquartered.
Whereby the person owns, has part ownership, manages or otherwise represents a company that supplies retail florists, greenhouses and/or garden centers.
Whereby the person is employed by a company or an individual that is included within the "Retail","Wholesale", or "Associate" categories.
Whereby the person is "retired" from the"Retail", "Wholesale", or "Associate" categories.
All members in good standing prior to January 14th, 1998 who do not meet the membership criteria within shall be grandfathered.
Student membership is open to students currently enrolled in a horticulture or floriculture course. A student's application must have the signature of the school advisor or the signature of an MSFGA sponsoring member. Students do not have voting rights. Dues payment is required in order to be a member.
Dues payment is required in order to be a current member of MSFGA.
Shop registration fee for Maine Professional Certified Florist courses will be waived if dues are current. The Executive Board shall be empowered to adjust the rate of annual membership dues. Dues should be paid on or before the annual January meeting. If dues are not paid by March 31, the membership will be terminated and void.
Dues are currently $ 60.00 per year for all categories in General membership and $ 20.00 per year for student membership. Independent memberships may be accepted under specific circumstance at the Board's decision these are $150.00 per year.
EXISTING MEMBER Annual RENEWAL payments may be made ONLINE .
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals of continuing MSFGA support to the Maine floral industry. Any amount is greatly appreciated!!!