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T-shirts for 2021

The Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society has had a tradition of designing tees for our members to wear for annual shows and sales for the past 13 years. Although we did not have the ability to do a show and sale for the past year and will have to forego the event for this year, as well, we still have the opportunity to do a shirt for 2021. We need to have a firm commitment from at least 24 members to purchase shirts to make the project essentially pay for itself.

The usual rotation for designs is to alternate between cacti and other non-cactus succulents. This year would be the turn for a non-cactus as the featured plant. One suggestion for the design is to depict a large succulent in natural habitat, similar to the approach used on the 2020 saguaro tee.

As usual, there would be a gamut of shirt colors from which to choose, and we would offer ladies’ crew and v-neck styles, as well as standard men’s in the size range from extra small to 3XL, extra large.

We need to have all members who would like to have a tee for year 2021 send an e-mail to Joe Merkelbach at or to register your desire so he can determine the size of the order. Again, we will need at least 24 orders to justify the project.