Public Announcements

COVID-19 Announcement - GCSC Meeting Cancellations

Dear Garden Club Members,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety and well being of our entire federation family of members, the following decisions have been made by the GCSC Executive Committee to cancel all garden club events requiring attendance until further notice: 

SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION MEETING CANCELLED - The SAR Meeting scheduled in Greenville this week has been cancelled. All registrants have been notified by the SAR committee and refunds are pending. Please contact Margaret Graham or Becky Crow with any questions. 

MARCH DISTRICT MEETINGS CANCELLED- The West Sandhills, East Sandhills and East Piedmont District Meetings scheduled for the remainder of March have been cancelled. You will receive an email with further instructions and details from your district director this week. 

YOUTH SYMPOSIUM 2020 CANCELLED - All parents and students will be notified today and awards and gift certificates will be sent by US mail. 

90th STATE MEETING AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION APRIL 22-23, 2020 CANCELLED - These meetings have been cancelled. Barring any extended recommendations for quaratine, we will hold a board of directors meeting in early summer and plan to see each of you at the SUMMER EXPO August 1, 2020 at Midlands Technical College. We will celebrate our 90th anniversary at our installation convention next spring and will display all archives at that event. If you have already registered for the meeting, a refund is pending. Contact Betty Jackson at 803-275-2664 with any questions. 

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW TRIP CANCELLED - As of this morning, the Chelsea Flower Show 2020 has been cancelled. Therefore, our trip to England will also be cancelled. All $300.00 donations to GCSC from this trip will be refunded asap. Please cancel your flight as soon as possible to avoid penalties. A separate email will be issued to all travelers from the tour company this week. 

And now for some LEMONADE...

NEWPORT TOUR - As of today, this trip is still more than 90 days away and we remain hopeful to proceed with this trip and possibly expand seating on the trip.  A separate email will be sent to all travelers directly from our garden tour chair, Joyce Moore

GARDEN CLUB MEETING GOOD NEWS - To assist our membership and clubs in conducting necessary garden club business, we are offering to host conference call meetings on your behalf. These are simliar to our FIRST FRIDAY CONFERENCE CALLS and will be offered to our clubs as needed (schedules permitting) at no cost to you. Please contact Trish Bender

MORE GOOD NEWS - Effective starting today, GCSC will begin posting educational videos on our facebook page to help you keep up with your gardening education. 

Happy Gardening Dear Members!  

Trish