January 14, 2005
NEW YORK CITY—The American Guild of Organists (AGO) has entered into an arrangement with Cafépress, an outstanding Internet retailer, enabling AGO members, their friends, and families to purchase a wide assortment of apparel, domestic goods, stationery, calendars, prints, posters, and novelty items. Merchandise carrying the Guild seal and logo, AGO National Convention signature items, and historic photos are available for purchase online.
"Follow the link, www.cafepress.com/agohq to examine the new AGO collection, and get an early start thinking about gifts for friends, family, colleagues, and students; or just pamper yourself with a special gift," declared AGO Executive Director James Thomashower. "The easy-to-use site accepts orders at all hours of the day and night. Visit it often. You will be surprised and delighted by the selection. The AGO teddy bear would make a wonderful gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day!"
The AGO Bookstore, available online at www.agohq.org/store continues to provide educational resources and books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and audio and video recordings in CD, DVD, and VHS formats. Guild members receive a 10% discount when ordering from the AGO Bookstore. Proceeds from both online stores support the operation of the AGO and its educational and outreach programs nationwide. #
The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, it sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The mission of the AGO is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. The Guild currently serves approximately 19,000 members in more than 300 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The American Organist Magazine, the official journal of the AGO and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, reaches an audience of more than 20,000 readers each month.
This information is submitted by F. Anthony Thurman, Director of Development and Communications at the National Headquarters of the American Guild of Organists and The American Organist Magazine. For further information, please contact Dr. Thurman by TEL (212) 870-2310, FAX (212) 870-2163 or E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.