The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association has postponed its annual convention until 2021.
The event had already been rescheduled from its original dates in June 2020 to August, but further discussions around the event led to the postponement. Below is a portion of the FNGLA statement on the event from President Shawn Thomas:
Nonetheless, FNGLA’s hotel room block was just shy of being full! For those who registered and planned to attend, there was always great value in gathering together to share stories, compare notes and show care for one another.
Closely following the protocols and guidance from health officials and government authorities, FNGLA was working with the Embassy Suites hotel team in St. Augustine Beach to design and deliver a safe and responsible event.
However, we became increasingly concerned over the new spike in Florida’s COVID-19 cases. And, we knew a level of unease would get in the way of the FNGLA convention’s time-honored traditions of camaraderie, fun and lasting memories. Thank you for sticking with us, waiting so patiently for this final decision.
If you made hotel room reservations, the Embassy Suites will automatically cancel your reservations, so you don’t need to do anything. And, of course, there is absolutely no penalty. And, no action is needed on your part to receive refunds for your convention registrations.
FNGLA will automatically issue refunds to those of you who already paid your convention registrations.
Special salutes go to our amazing convention sponsors. Thanks to their continuing generosity and unwavering commitment to FNGLA, our convention registration costs are even more affordable for more of our members. And, a special tip of FNGLA’s cap to our Convention Committee members and staff who poured their heart and soul into building what would have been a really fabulous convention.
FNGLA’s volunteer leaders and staff all hope you, your families and employees are faring well and you carry within you a resolute determination that we will prevail through this pandemic.