This year has been among the most challenging in the 87-year history of Associated Garden Clubs. AGC events were disrupted, if not cancelled, along with every aspect of our members’ lives. We hope you, your friends, and families are finding ways to make the most of this unusual summer. Since we haven’t seen you as much as we’d like, we wanted to give you an update on the status of AGC programs.
AGC redesigned our major fundraiser – the 2020 Annual Spring Plant Sale – as an appointment-only event to accommodate social distancing guidelines required at the time. Many of our loyal customers, as well as many new supporters, raised $10,000 to support garden-related projects in the Spokane community! Due to the circumstances, AGC also had surplus plants which were donated to various charitable organizations after the sale.
AGC continues to gaze into our crystal ball as we look ahead. At this point, it seems likely the 2021 Annual Plant Sale will also be by appointment and that we’ll again pause the Lilac Luncheon until 2022. We may, or may not, be allowed to hold general membership meetings, but we’ll keep you informed as information becomes available.
In closing, we want to inform you that Norma Gavin has left AGC to pursue other interests. The AGC Board thanks her for her many years of service as Plant Sale Coordinator and Board Member. Norma provided countless hours of service, laughter and coffee breaks. AGC wishes her luck in her new endeavors.
We will see you in 2021!