National Meeting 2020 National Meeting is still on schedule for Dayton

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  1. Tom McIntyre

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    Some members were confused by the cancellation of the Southern Ohio Regional and thought the notice was about the National Meeting in Dayton.

    The 2020 National Convention is still scheduled for the end of June and we are all hopeful that the Covid-19 crisis will be in the past by then.
     
  2. Al Dodson

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    Hello Tom, I posted this on another thread you are not watching. Perhaps you might have something to add or an update on the National.

    It would be impossible to reschedule a meeting of this size. I can almost guarantee you the convention venue is book up for a year ahead. There are many other factors in play also. Generally the host will have made a substantial deposit on the facility; there may or may not be a cutoff date to cancel the event and receive a refund of the deposit. Because most contracts have a disaster cancellation clause, it may be possible this will be in effect for a period giving some leeway to the time frame. While it may be a bit early to cancel, the host committee and the venue should have a firm date for when a decision must be made AND the members should be informed that a decision will be made on that day or sooner.

    I can tell you that I will not be attending because I must protect my partners health as well as mine. I am very unhappy that I will miss the National if it does occur; I suspect many others will stay home for the same reason. We must take into account the advanced age of the vast majority of our members.

    As co-Chair of the Mid East Regional, I can tell you this is not an easy task in the best of times. I hope this gives everyone some idea of what is involved in scheduling these meetings.
     
  3. Tom McIntyre

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    The 2020 National Committee has regular phone conferences each month and will be assessing the situation this month. I agree that if it cannot be held on schedule due to meeting size restrictions or any other factors it would be cancelled rather than held later. It is too big an operation to move.
     
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    The members of the 2020 National Committee received this email from Rich Newman the Chair of the BOD Sunday morning. Rich asked me to post it here as a heads up for the members. Please pass it on to your friends.

     

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