CALBO ABM in Indian Wells – POSTPONED Until Further Notice
Dear CALBO Colleague,
Like you, CALBO has been intently following the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Governor Newsom has called a state of emergency and requested that all groups, 250 or more, not congregate at this time. This applies to CALBO, and we will comply with the executive order, which means, our April 5-9, 2020 Annual Business Meeting cannot be held as scheduled.
As background, CALBO has been working on options for our Annual Business Meeting for nearly two weeks. Cancellation, postponement, virtual options and modification have all been considered. We have sought the advice of legal counsel and we have acted accordingly. The CALBO Board met in emergency session to consider all options and decided that a postponement is the best solution.
Rest assured, CALBO is planning to hold an ABM in 2020. CALBO is committed to a simple, seamless transition to another set of dates (and perhaps venue) so that all attendees, guests, sponsors and exhibitors will not be inconvenienced or encumbered. We want to answer any and all questions that will come from our membership and ABM attendees; however, we don’t have the full plan as of yet.
We thank you for your continued patience and the plan is coming. At this time, CALBO is attempting to move the ABM in its current format into the summer, and we are finalizing those details as we speak. Given the many questions and comments currently circulating, we wanted you to hear from CALBO.
Within the next week, you will hear the CALBO plan for the 58th Annual Business Meeting. We ask that you give us this last bit of time to finalize a workable, feasible and financially responsible plan, prior to sending out the details. Please do not reach out to cancel your attendance at the ABM, or your hotel room, quite yet. When we release the plan and schedule, we will address and seek to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability.
The wellbeing and safety of our membership is paramount to CALBO, and we thank you for your patience and support. CALBO will be in touch.