I hope this letter finds everyone safe and healthy! As we are all in different parts of the country and in Canada, we face slightly differing situations with staying home, quarantining, being safe and healthy, which is and should be our focus right now. Things related to that are changing daily, everyone is hoping that Covid-19 is relaxing its grip on us and will allow us to renew our economies.
Your International Council along with the 2020 International Convention Committee is working together. Knowing that we are living in an uncertain time right now, we are going to have to move on with the planning and hosting of our International Convention. We have an obligation to the Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri and they are very willing to work with us on having our Convention. Now, we know there is still a possibility the event will be cancelled due to the State of Missouri continuing its ban on groups larger than 50 from gathering. It is very clear that this is out of our control and it won’t be decided until much closer to the event. Lambda Province must move forward to plan the event; they cannot wait. We are asking you to send in your registrations for International Convention if you think you will plan on attending if the travel bans and group restrictions are relaxed. Only this way will Lambda Province have a clear picture to move forward in negotiating with the hotel. Please know your registrations will be refunded if indeed the Convention is cancelled.
The International Council is considering the consequences of cancelling and believe we have the beginning of a good plan in that event.