Just a note to let you all know that the Board has unanimously decided to (regretfully)cancel the conference this year. There has been little improvement on things returning to normal, which was the standard we were hoping for. Since it is obvious this will not be the case anytime soon, this is the only logical decision, based primarily on our member’s safety and health.
Our featured speakers have been notified and, hopefully will agree to be at the 2021 Conference. The 2021conference will be in the same time frame as 2020, which means either July 15-18, or July 22-25. The date will be announced in due time.
Since we can’t attend the conference, we (the Board) are discussing alternative programs, like a monthly mini panel, or class, presented thru Zoom. More info will be forthcoming.
We are planning a Zoom meeting for June for Barbara Hodges to announce the writing contest winners. If you are familiar with Zoom, it is a very easy program to use. If you aren’t, and would like to be, please let the board know and someone can walk you through it. The awards will also be posted on the PSWA website, and sent out via the email blast and the listserve.
It is, personally, a disappointment to have to do this, but I know it is the right decision.
Remember- you have the options of requesting a full refund of your registration fees, or rolling them over to the 2021 conference. Don’t forget to cancel your room reservation, if you made one. We will be notifying the Orleans of the conference cancellation, and the reason why, so there should be no problem getting a refund.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please ask! See you all in 2021!!