The Androsace Group of the AGS
The Androsace Group was a Specialist Group of the Alpine Garden Society for all members with an interest in the genus Androsace.
As of October 2011: The Androsace Group is in the process of being wound down.
A final newsletter was distributed to members in September 2011 and included the following:
The Androsace Group will be changing in the autumn of 2011 to become an 'on-line' group and part of the Alpine Garden Society's web Forum.
With the help of the AGS, The Androsace Group will appear as a ‘discussion topic’ entitled 'Androsace' so it can continue to act as a resource of the Group's newsletters and publications but also as a picture gallery and a discussion site for matters concerning the cultivation of 'ANDROSACE'.
The transfer of the existing printed material may take a bit longer, but I hope that the Androsace topic will become active this coming autumn and spring.
The need for the change is simply that no one comes forward to share the task of running the group, and the Treasurer, Editor, Membership Secretary and Seed Manager need a rest. Repeated appeals for help have not been answered. We hope that the Forum approach will mean that Androsace discussion and comment can continue and perhaps be an easier way to contribute.
There will no longer be a membership fee - members will only need to register with the AGS Web Site.
Thank you to all contributors of written articles, conversations and seed over the years.
Members are now requested to send their Androsace seed to the Alpine Garden Society Seed Exchange.
Once the changeover has been completed, the Group's accounts will be finalised and all residual monies will be handed over to the Alpine Garden Society.
The final NewsLetter in full: Androsace Group Newsletter, July 2011 (285Kb)
Androsace Discussion Pages: http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/discussion/Androsace