Good day to all Vanners
It has been about a month since the last bit of info was posted
and unfortunately, we need to do a U-turn on the idea of an in-person
Council of Councils event for 2022.
The majority of the reason is to keep all of us safe during this
ongoing pandemic. The latest variant is spreading like wildfire
and the numbers are rising in leaps and bounds, some places doubling
the report cases in as little as a week.
It does not appear to be a situation that will resolve in a months
time. Today the hotel is reporting that they are open and California
is not locking down at this time, this could change tomorrow
for all any of us can predict.
Based on only a third of the rooms of the block being reserved
it seems a lot of you were not anticipating attending. only one
ad was sold for the bible to our knowledge. The hosting group
has experienced some other hurdles like the original hotel going
bankrupt and their spokesperson having personal challenges but
Covid is the Camel that broke the straws back!
The hosts should not be forced to continue with what looks to
be a limited attendance event which could also, in the next few
weeks, be prevented from happening due to Covid precautions for
gatherings and traveling in general.
Based on all of this and MUCH discussion, the Council for Council
board feels it is in the best interest of all of our Vanning
family that we cancel the live version of Council of Councils
We are looking into organizing a virtual meeting on the same
date, Saturday, February 26th. Please stay tuned to this site
for more info as it becomes available.
The hotel agreement states that if you cancel more than 48 hours
before that there is no penalty.
Hoping that those who have booked flights will be able to get
a full refund or a travel voucher for 2023.
So far only 1 bid has been submitted and their dates are for
the first weekend in February of 2023.
We apologize for this very necessary decision and have tried
to be time-sensitive and not wait until it is too late and not
pull the plug too early!
May the 2023 Vanning season be full of lots of events to go to
in the warmer weather!
On behalf of the Council of Councils board.
Member Council of Councils Board