Dear Members and Colleagues,
I hope that everyone is staying safe and well! I know these are different times and we are all working in a not-so-normal environment. Although I do feel the working environment will change and more virtual collaboration and learning will become the new norm, one thing I truly believe is a necessity for business and personal relationships is interfacing with people! I want to be able to smile face to face, shake hands or even give hugs! For now, we have to move on in this virtual world, practicing social distancing for the safety of all.
During the last couple of weeks, the board has been meeting and making decisions on our events for the remaining year. Due to the concerns and unknowns over COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and the safety of all who attend SWSCC events, the board has decided the following:
• SWSCC Suppliers Day (September 17, 2020) – Due to the size of this event and the unknown of when large events will be allowed, we have decided to cancel this event for 2020. As this event takes place every other year, we will resume in 2022!
• SWSCC Golf Tournament – (Date changed to November 11, 2020) – As of this time this event is still in place. Contracts for this event are a bit more flexible and we can make decisions as we get closer to the event. For this event, the venue can also provide each player with a golf cart so we can practice social distancing. If you have already registered for the event and cannot attend due to the date change, please contact me and we will provide you with credit. If you can still attend and have already registered there is no need to register again. We have you in our system.
• SWSCC Holiday Party (December 4th, 2020) – Due to the size of this event and the unknown of when large events will be allowed, we have decided to cancel this event for 2020. We will continue to monitor the state’s requirements pertaining to COVID-19, and hopefully we will have the event next December 2021.
There is a chapter event scheduled for November 10, 2020. At this time, it is still on track. Once we get closer to this event, we will review the state’s policies as to how many people can gather at events.
In the meantime, we are working on putting together virtual chapter meetings (including speakers). Our first one will be towards end of June. We are finalizing the details and will have more information on the website soon.
These decisions were not made lightly, but our main priority is to ensure all attendees are safe from contracting COVID-19. Please everyone stay safe and contact me or any of the board members if you have any questions.
Chair – SWSCC