We know that the Covid pandemic has affected us individually in a variety of ways. To a lesser degree the same can be said for the Green Mountain Region (GMR). One particular effect has been the inability to hold our New Member meeting since early 2019. As a result, we have a substantial number of new members -- including those who transferred to GMR from other PCA regions since May 2019 -- who have not been formally welcomed. Believe it or not that number is over 80 new members to GMR.
On Saturday, June 12 the GMR will host the 2021 New Member Welcome meeting at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. There is no organized tour for this event: members may draw up their own interesting drive to and from South Burlington! (Note: the hotel is offering a discounted rate if you wish to stay overnight the night before, June 11 at $119. Mention you want the "Burlington Business Rate.")
In recent years this annual event has drawn upwards of 70 attendees consisting of “newbies” as well as established members. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic resulting in the unprecedented number of new GMR members to welcome in 2021. We are pleased to be able to schedule an in-person event for this year. However, the State of Vermont’s Covid restrictions compel us to limit the number of attendees to no more than 100 participants.
While we expect to have a good showing of new members, this event is open to all members. A breakfast buffet will be provided at no charge to you, and will be followed by an informal meeting to update members on club activities and opportunities, as well as the chance to visit among the members.
Event: New Member Meeting (no tour)
Date: June 12, 2021
Location: Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
Time: 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (The breakfast buffet will be served at 10.00 a.m.)
Attendees: Limited to the first 100 registrants. This includes members and their spouses/partners.
See you in South Burlington!
Alessandro [Al] Iuppa
President, Green Mountain Region PCA