UPDATE: Anni Event Cancelled

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UPDATE: ANNI EVENT CANCELLED
[Cross-Posted to Site Announcements and North America - Chattanooga]

Summary
Thank you all for your feedback and patience as the event team evaluated our options for the 2020 Anniversary Event. The health and safety of our members is paramount, and for that reason we must regretfully cancel this year's event in Chattanooga. We will refocus on how to create a 20th anniversary event that will enable our community to reconnect in a safe environment. We are incredibly disappointed that we won't be able to gather together this year, and understand that you're disappointed too, but that you understand the sacrifices we're all making to keep each other safe.

Details
  • Payments: All payments submitted for this year's Anni will by default be saved and applied to the next event you attend. If you would prefer to donate your payment to help cover the costs of the tower (deposits for the site/caterer, etc.), or if you would prefer a refund, please send a request to events@tarvalon.net, naevents@tarvalon.net, and shatayan@tarvalon.net
  • Amyrlin & Keeper Raisings: The official investiture ceremonies will move to the 20th anniversary event. It's an important tradition for our community that we want to preserve. We may make adjustments to recognize the special circumstances, and we'll reevaluate as the next event is being planned.
  • Virtual Gathering: Thanks to several of you for encouraging the suggestion of hosting a virtual toast or some sort of digital event during the weekend of October 24th. We'll work to create some kind of plans so we can all connect and celebrate the time we had reserved to spend together.
  • Additional Information: Please contact both events@tarvalon.net and naevents@tarvalon.net with any questions or special circumstances
 

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aww man, so sorry everyone! :( I know this is for the best though! Thank you for the decision!
 

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While this is disappointing, it was 100% the right decision to make in the interest of health and safety of our members.
 

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This was the right decision without a doubt. Still sorry on behalf of everyone who was going :hug
 
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It was the best solution under the circumstances. Looking forward to when we are able to get together.
 

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Thank you for doing the right thing. I hate that it isn't going to happen but there just wasn't a way to do it safely this year. Thank you all for your hard work trying to make this happen.
 

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I know it was a hard decision to make, but it was a hard decision to call for as well. We'd much rather be safe than congregate, and I'm proud of our community for coming together to make that statement, and I'm proud of our leadership for making this decision.

I won't be able to make the 2021 event, because of major changes in my life, but I love all of you. :grouphug
 

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It's sad but it was the right thing to do. We've been through a lot as a community and especially recently, so though we'll miss each other it's better than risking each other's lives and that of our families :grouphug
 

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It is sad to see but definitely the responsible thing to cancel. Thanks for updating us.

If you would prefer to donate your payment to help cover the costs of the tower (deposits for the site/caterer, etc.)
Would it be possible to know how much the site is out for deposits? Some people who weren’t going (or like me, who already got a refund due to the initial rescheduling) might also be interesting in donating towards covering those costs. Having a mini-fundraiser toward that goal might be a cool thing as well, depending on the amount.
 

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We’re not sure how much we will get back from our deposits yet, so I can’t give you a solid number. I can say that we are financially able to absorb the loss so no one should feel pressured to donate, it’s a “this will help” more than an emergency.
 

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Got it, I was just curious. Thanks for the info Cassie. :pleased-1:
 

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Safest option for sure. And who wanted to go to Tennessee anyway? :look:
 

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I did :cry lol
 

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We are gonna have one hell of a party next year!! :omg:ha

Thanks for making the right decision, but sorry to everyone who will miss the event :( it's such a shame, but glad you'll all be safe :D
 

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:( stooooopid virus
 
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