March 19, 2020 at 11:11 am #78764James LindnerParticipant
As the spread of the coronavirus starts to affect our lives, the leadership of Tigers East/Alpines East (TEAE) has been monitoring the situation and is concerned how it might impact United 39 scheduled for Greensboro, NC 27-30 Aug 2020. Fortunately, we have time to evaluate whether the measures implemented by government and private organizations will mitigate the spread of the virus and, hopefully, improve the situation in the coming months.
On March 15, 2020 the TEAE Board of Directors held a Special Web Conference and unanimously voted to delay our decision on the United until June 1 . At that time we will evaluate the situation.
Right now it is our intention to hold the event as planned and we will continue to get ready for an August event. We will also continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation. If you have planned to attend, please continue to do so; and I urge you to register before June 1st. If we do cancel those who have registered will receive a full refund.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we grapple with the effects of this crisis.
June 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm #80204James LindnerParticipant
UNITED 39 27-30 Aug 2020 in Greensboro, NC is Canceled.
The following is a copy of the email that went to all members on June 2, 2020.
On May 30, 2020 our Board of Directors held a special web conference and after reviewing all the facts and figures, unanimously voted to cancel United 39 in Greensboro, NC 27-30 Aug 2020. As our Flagship event, the United provides that one time each year when we can all gather to enjoy each other’s company and share the passion for our cars. I know I look forward to it and have worked hard to try to make this year the best United ever. The Board weighed a variety of options, but what matters most is the safety and health of our members, their families and loved ones.
Many, if not a majority of our members, are squarely in the high risk group and among the most vulnerable to this disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) specifically recommends that any large gatherings of high risk individuals be cancelled. Moreover, the Executive Order issued by the State of North Carolina on 20 May 2020 prohibits the gathering of more than ten people inside and twenty-five people outside. Our host hotel has reopened, but with limited services. North Carolina restaurants are limited to 50% capacity, if open, and the museums we planned to visit are closed. Conditions might improve but, as they currently exist, successfully planning for and executing the United is problematic, if not impossible. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to many wonderful United events in the years ahead.
All those who have registered will receive a refund in full. For those that have already made hotel reservations, you MUST call the hotel to cancel your room reservation since it is being held with your credit card. The hotel telephone is (336) 294-1800…ask for reservations. I just canceled mine and it was pretty painless. It helps if you have the reservation number, although last and first name will also work. If for some reason you run into major problems canceling, you can send an email to our hotel representative, KJ Morgan. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org She will forward your email to reservations and you will get an email confirmation back once it is canceled. Please be patient with the hotel as they are just starting to open up again after being closed for two months.
Please send me an email at President@teae.org once you have cancelled your hotel reservation.
Thank you. Stay safe and healthy.
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