2021 Evergreen District Fall Convention is canceled.
John Rettenmayer explains:
As you may have seen in this space or heard from other sources, on March 13th the Evergreen Board of Directors reluctantly, but unanimously, voted to cancel the 2021 District Convention in Federal Way. However, we want Evergreen members to know that the District Board and Operations Team are working on regional events in lieu of the convention.
The motion to cancel the convention followed presentations by Director of Events Rob Macdonald and Convention General Chair Jim Burbidge. The main points of those presentations were that Canadian choruses responded to an inquiry by Macdonald that they would not have time to prepare for a contest, primarily because the Covid-19 vaccination schedule is not expected to conclude before the end of September; other U.S. choruses that normally attend the district convention responded that they were not planning to do so this year. Convention chair Burbidge ran the likely attendance numbers against the budget and concluded that it was extremely unlikely that the convention could be financially viable.
Immediately upon casting that vote the Board, together with the Operations Team, began exploring various alternative festival-type in-person gatherings of barbershoppers who feel comfortable enough to do so. The Board and OT will meet again on Saturday, March 20, to continue discussion of the ideas that were proposed at the March 13 meeting and others that are made this week. We know that we are all anxious to hear those wonderful barbershop chords and are working to provide opportunities for you to share your voice with other Evergreen members.
If you have ideas for making these potential regional events the most exciting and enjoyable return to barbershopping, please convey them to a member of the board or operations team. You can send an email to any of them simply by going to https://evgsings.org/leaders and click on one of the names.
On 01 March 2021 By Allen Crowley
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