From GFWC’s International President
My Dearest Members,
It is with much sadness that I have to inform you that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and regard for your well-being and safety, the Executive Committee was forced to vote to cancel the 2020 GFWC Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27–July 1, 2020. GFWC Georgia has been working long and hard on the many details that would have made this Convention a memorable and beautiful event, and I thank them, but know that they also want only the well-being of members to be the first concern.
All registrants will receive a full refund of their monies paid to GFWC. As our Headquarters Building is closed to comply with government restrictions, please allow some time to process these refunds. I urge you to also cancel your hotel reservations to avoid any penalty, as well as your travel reservations.
As you can imagine, we are strangers in this new land of government restrictions and social distancing, so bear with us as we work to finalize plans as to how we will proceed. Please watch for future messages in News & Notes.
I know we were all so looking forward to the Convention. The 2020 GFWC Annual Convention was about celebrating with joy the work of the present Administration and welcoming with excitement the plans for the next Administration. So perhaps on June 30, at 6 pm EDT, we can all lift a glass of whatever you wish—milk, soda, wine or champagne—and offer the toast “Here’s to Us.”
I send my best wishes for the health of you and your loved ones with this message. In the words of Dr. Seuss: “When it rains I look for rainbows, when it is dark I look for stars.” Keep looking for rainbows and stars!
Mary Ellen Brock
GFWC International President