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Volume V, Issue 5 

May 2019

In This Issue ...

  1. 2019 Fun 'N Sun Registration Is Now Open
  2. Memorial Day Flowers 2019
  3. 2019/2020 CalFlowers Annual Dues Payment Reminder
  4. FedEx Office Discounts for CalFlowers Members
  5. Friend Us On Facebook
  6. Transportation


International Floral Expo (IFE)
June 18 - 20, 2019
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL


AIFD 2019 - "Awaken"
July 6 - 11, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

2019 Fun 'N Sun Convention

July 24 - 27, 2019
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Santa Barbara, CA


September 18 - 21, 2019
Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach, FL

 Flowers Of The Month:

Lilly of the Valley

The fragrant lily of the valley signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness.

If you want to show your loved one that your life is complete with them, give them a few lilies of the valley. 



The other May flower is the hawthorn plant, which represents hope and supreme happiness.

Hawthorn signifies that you want only the best for the recipient.

Past CalFlowers Newsletters

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 to view past CalFlowers Newsletters.  Now available on our website.

Like us on Facebook

We’ve started a new Facebook page, and would love for you to visit it and click Like our page.  
Keep up on upcoming events, news, and other topical items. 

CalFlowers News

Our goal is to communicate with our members and interested parties on a monthly basis about recent, past, and upcoming events, program updates, and general information about CalFlowers' engagement in the industry on behalf of the membership.

2019 Fun 'N Sun Registration Is Now Open

Fun ‘N Sun is a floral industry convention like no other. Join colleagues from around the country and experience firsthand the farms that grow your California flowers–along with informative programs and quality networking opportunities.

Flower Farm Tours
Flower Fair
Industry Education
Golf Tournament

Click Here to register for the Fun 'N Sun convention. 

Click Here to register for the golf tournament.

Click Here for discounted hotel room block & travel information.  The discounted hotel room block is over 60% full.  Book your rooms today.

We look forward to seeing you in
Santa Barbara, CA, July 24–27


Memorial Day Flowers 2019

CalFlowers and the Memorial Day Flower Foundation are making final preparations for this year’s tribute, which will take place on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019, at 39 national cemeteries (and growing) around the country.  There’s still time to donate and volunteer to be a part of this important tradition.

Along with TD Bank, CalFlowers is a Platinum Sponsor of the Arlington National Cemetery tribute.  25,000 visitors will receive roses and California focal flowers that they may place at the grave sites of loved ones and others.  Holland America Flowers is donating 700 bouquets for children in T.A.P.S. (the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).

CalFlowers growers wishing to support this important project by providing stems can contact Michael LoBue ([email protected]) as soon as possible for the National Cemeteries in California and elsewhere.

CalFlowers is the event organizer at the San Francisco and Golden Gate National Cemeteries.  Mt. Eden is again providing logistical support for these locations. CalFlowers sponsorship will also support the following cemeteries:

  • Alabama National Cemetery
  • Beaufort National Cemetery (South Carolina)
  • Ft. Logan National Cemetery (Denver, CO)
  • Houston National Cemetery
  • Jacksonville National Cemetery
  • Oregon Trail
  • Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
  • South Florida National Cemetery

Many thanks to all of the CalFlowers members who participate in this important event. And a special thanks to our San Francisco and Golden Gate Cemetery Sponsors:

2019/2020 CalFlowers Annual Dues Payment Reminder

A reminder to check your email, as a second membership dues renewal notification was sent out on May 1.

Your member benefits include discounted transportation rates from FedEx, GSO|GLS, and OnTrac; your company’s listing in the CalFlowers online member directory; the opportunity to participate in CalFlowers biennial Fun 'N Sun convention; networking opportunities within the floral community; and much more. 

The membership renewal email sent on May 1 provides you with a convenient link at the bottom of the email and instructions for paying your dues invoice using your credit card (saving you a $25 processing fee if paid by check.) 


If you have not received your dues renewal email or have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (831) 479-4912 or via email at [email protected]

(Note: To ensure that you receive the dues renewal notification emails from CalFlowers, you can whitelist [email protected] by adding it to your list of Safe Senders.  If you are not sure how to do this, please contact your company's technical support team.) 

FedEx Office Discounts for CalFlowers Members

FedEx Office is offering CalFlowers members significant discounts on FedEx Office print services. Discounts include 72% off black and white copies and 33% off color copies using standard plain white paper. Other print and production services provided by FedEx Office also include a 15% discount.

Members can make use of roughly 2000 FedEx Office stores around the country and receive free delivery for projects of $25 or more within 30 miles of the production center.

CalFlowers members who already have a FedEx Office account can link their existing account with the CalFlowers discount, and members without a FedEx Office account are invited to sign up for one.

To sign up for a FedEx Office account or to link your existing account, Click Here to download the document "Getting started with the CalFlowers–FedEx Office Print Program May 2019."

If you have any questions, please direct them to Ginger Tulley, Director of Marketing at CalFlowers, [email protected] or 
(415) 561-6116.

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Keep up on upcoming events, news, and other topical items.


As a reminder, current shipping rates and program information is up on the CalFlowers website.  Members using their log-ins can access this information anytime.  Rates on FedEx, GSO, OnTrac and airlines can all be found as well as other handy information.  For questions or comments on any of our programs, please contact Chris Johnson for assistance (760) 533-5580 or [email protected].

With our rates for 2019 now in place, we are pleased to report that our Express discount is now better than ever for Priority and Standard Overnight!  2019 FedEx rates are now available on our website at

Additionally, CalFlowers FedEx Ground Rates are now even lower!  With our new contract in place, our Ground Discount improved significantly in May and now offers members an even better value.

For members who wish to move palletized freight on FedEx, CalFlowers can help direct you to customized solutions and pricing.  FedEx Freight is an excellent option when your shipments call for pallets. Interested members should contact Chris Johnson at [email protected] for more information.

We would also like to remind members to stay current with their FedEx Express shipping invoices. FedEx’s payment terms are 15 days.  All members shipping on FedEx Express are expected to stay within the FedEx payment terms.  To obtain your invoice details and payment options, please contact FedEx Customer Service.

Reminder: CalFlowers members thinking of using FedEx to ship wine and spirits (alcohol), FedEx requires special documentation and permitting.  Shipping alcohol without this documentation is not allowed and strictly enforced.  For more information please visit

GSO is now a part of the GLS Group.  GSO is Proud to be a Part of the GLS Group. We are excited to combine our decades of experience with GLS's expertise as a top-rated European parcel delivery provider. Over the last year, we have become known as GSO | a GLS company, and we are in the process of gradually transitioning our website, supplies, vehicles, communications, uniforms, and facilities to the GLS brand. And for those of you based in the Northwest, we have introduced GLS branded vehicles, facilities, and driver uniforms.  Click Here to learn more about GLS.

For members shipping pallets on GSO|GLS, please be advised that there will be a $50 fee for deliveries to RESIDENTIAL areas. GSO|GLS states this fee is due to the fact that these deliveries require special lift gate vehicles.

The CalFlowers GSO|GLS program is one of our most value-priced offerings.  GSO|GLS provides door to door services to CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA NM and ID.  Members who want to ship on GSO|GLS must sign up in advance. It’s easy to do and just takes a few minutes.  Please contact Chris Johnson for more details (760) 533-5580 or [email protected].    

OnTrac has a very nice “Time and Transit Map” under Zip Tools on their website.  This handy map loaded from YOUR zip code helps you understand OnTrac’s overnight commitment areas.  To download your map, please visit:


Check out our updated airline contact website page, a handy reference offering contact information for our California Air Cargo representatives.  Members must be logged into the CalFlowers website to access the list.  Please visit 

If you haven’t yet heard about the new CalFlowers/Alaska Airlines shipping program, this exclusive offer is now available for CalFlowers members.  These new Priority Rates are the best we have seen in years and with the Virgin merger completed, Alaska Airlines has an extensive network servicing major popular destination all across the U.S. To get linked to this exceptional program, interested members must sign up.  Please contact Chris Johnson to get started
(760) 533-5580 or [email protected].

NOTE: Transportation Rate information and documents are viewable/downloadable as PDFs on the CalFlowers Members Only site. Please note that these documents are considered sensitive material and are available to the primary contacts for Ag Buddy, Associate Floral, Associate Grower, and Floral members.

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