Celebrating 80 years!
Celebrating 80 years!
June 8, 2020
Welcome to the 2020-21 Season of the Garden Club of Inverness! Your former and current Boards have been hard at work re-imagining our treasured Club under the restrictions posed by COVID-19. Plans for the year are a work in progress, but there has been plenty of progress.
I am delighted to share with you ideas that have been percolating with the Board for some time, and now we are ready to roll with them. This letter is a case in point. Typically, you would not hear from the President until August. But we are hopping and popping with plans and just can’t wait to get the season started.
But first, it pains me to say that we will not be holding our Holiday Luncheon this year. It is especially sad that we are unable to cap off our 80th Anniversary with our favorite event. Unfortunately, we have more questions than answers as to what will be allowed and what will be safe in December of this cataclysmic year. We will indeed resume the party once it is prudent to do so. Meanwhile, Melodie and Shirley will devote their energy and creativity to inventing a social-distancing friendly holiday activity that everyone can enjoy.
You will see three more attachments to this email. The first two are handy resources until our Yearbook comes out in September. Yes, there will be a Yearbook, but it will look a little different than past editions. For one thing, we cannot present the year’s worth of programs and special events because, frankly, that is a future we just can’t predict right now. We are also exploring ways to make this a picture directory, allowing you to connect names and faces for the months during which our smiles might be hiding behind masks.
The second attachment is your 2020-21 Board of Directors. The third is a list of everyone that has paid dues for the coming year. It may be helpful if you print these out for future reference. The fourth attachment is a letter from our Programs Co-Vice Presidents. Print this one, too. Mary Kay and Pam have conjured up a novel way for GCI members to connect this summer. There is an invitation, with steps to follow if you wish to participate.
Thus begins what we hope will be a rewarding and enjoyable celebration of our 80th year of existence. Bear with us as we continue to iron out details and stay tuned! There are many good things to come.
Nancy Kaye President