Sad News

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that former NGC President, Sandra H. Robinson passed away today, March 22, 2021. Sandy served as President of National Garden Clubs, Inc. from 2015-2017 with a theme of “Leap Into Action”. Sandy may have been small in stature but had a heart as big as the outdoors. She was quick to share a smile from ear to ear and a story. She lived and loved the garden clubs, and never met a garden club member she did not like or miss an opportunity to promote NGC to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. She was the best traveling companion throughout the United States and abroad. Sandy held a special place in her heart for the IAs and never could believe the lavish attention and admiration they showered on her. She truly did “Leap into Action” before, during and after her administration. Give her a job, ask her to enter a flower, or travel less than 24 hours after returning from an International WAFA show to judge a flower show, hoping she could get someone else to drive so she could catnap, but look totally refreshed and engaging when arriving at her destination. Sandy was game for any experience, as long as it didn’t involve chicken or shellfish. She was a mentor to many people, helping solve problems of all sorts. Truly, she was a “rock” to her friends and family, someone you could always count on. She was a longtime and dedicated member of NGC and the Garden Club of Kentucky State President from 2001-2003. Sandy was a 5-Star member, having completed all four NGC schools and reached the highest level in each. (This photo was taken when she came to visit the Utah garden clubs in 2017. She was an absolutely delightful person, and it was my privilege to show her the sights of Salt Lake City before she spoke at our spring convention.) Many lives have been enriched by her friendship. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.