Article V, Section I of the Bylaws of The Garden Club of Alabama, Inc. state "The annual dues of GCA shall be $6.00 per capita due May 1, delinquent July 15th..." Any change in the Bylaws must be voted on by the voting membership.
I know many clubs have not met in over a month and probably will not meet again until September. At the August Board Meeting, or at our next scheduled membership meeting, I plan to make a recommendation that in state emergencies, or with board recommendations, the delinquent date be extended to September 30 or as other deemed appropriate by the board. At this time, no action will be taken to delay receipt of the Hortensia or drop clubs from membership in GCA until a vote can be made by voting membership.
As of August 7 the Summer GCA Board meeting (August 26) has been cancelled and the October District Meetings are cancelled.
We are hoping the December 4, 2020 Every light a Prayer for Peace in Montgomery and the Winter Board meeting January 12, 2021) in Birmingham can be held.
We are also hoping the combined Deep South/GCA Conventions (March 21-25, 2021) at the Huntsville Marriott will be held as planned.
I hope you are all well and staying safe.
October 9-18 – Montgomery Federation Annual Flower Show at Garrett Coliseum – Look under the District VI menu for Botanical Arts Photography Contests rules and registration forms for both adult and youth divisions
January 12, 2021 GCA Winter Board Meeting at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens