Forego collecting any membership dues for 2020
We trust that you are doing well during these "interesting" times and that all is well with you. It was recently suggested that our Club should forego collecting membership dues for the 2020 year because we have been unable to hold any events during the pandemic lock-down. We put this question to the Board and took an email vote on the issue. The Board voted unanimously to forego collecting any membership dues for 2020 and those members that have already paid their membership dues for 2020 will have that money automatically applied to their 2021 membership dues. The same applies to our newsletter advertisers. Any advertisers that have paid their fees for 2020 will have that money applied to pay their 2021 newsletter advertising fees. No action on your part is required. If you have already paid your dues for 2020, Vibeke Sandberg will simply note that your 2021 dues are paid.
At this point in time, we are uncertain about holding any activities or events for the rest of the year. We are hopeful that we can get back to "normal" before too long and hold some events but as you are no doubt aware, the future is still uncertain in that regard. It would be great to get together and see everyone again but we will follow the Provincial Health guidelines on that. The Board plans to meet again in September to examine the situation at that time and make some decisions on the Harvest Party and possibly the other events for the remainder of 2020. Keep your fingers crossed!
As you probably know, the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada cancelled their Conference & AGM that was scheduled for May 21 - 24 this year in Nanaimo but they have re-scheduled this event for May 27 - 30, 2021 also in Nanaimo. This is a new revised date that was previously set for May 20 - 23 but they later realized that their dates conflicted with the Victoria Day long weekend so they have moved it ahead a week. Our Host Committee had all of the plans in place for this event so we are hoping that re-activating all of those plans should be a simple and easy task when the time comes in the new year. So please make a note for 2021 to circle May 27 -30 for the Federation Conference and AGM in Nanaimo.
Stay safe and have a great summer!
Cheers, Tom Hedekar
Van. Is. Danish Canadian Club