With the rapidly developing situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a lot of unexpected changes this year! It has been heartbreaking to cancel the long-anticipated 2020 annual banquet, but we thank each of our members for their patience, understanding and support. We value the health and safety of each of our members, and are grateful for every one of you.
We have received an excellent response from many of you already. Many individuals have chosen to keep their registration open for next year's banquet, and several have even asked us to simply consider their registration a donation to Outdoor Buddies. To all those who have selflessly supported Outdoor Buddies in these trying times, we cannot thank you enough!
As a non-profit organization, Outdoor Buddies relies on its annual banquet to finance our programs. We never charge our members for our activities, and this is the way it will always be. In addition to all of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, Outdoor Buddies will be in a difficult position this year with our biggest fundraiser being canceled.
Please remember that, although we will not be having our banquet,
we will still be drawing for our raffle ticket prizes on April 18th! The best thing that you can do to help Outdoor Buddies at this time is to continue buying raffle tickets. We understand that these are lean times for us all, and your generosity and compassion at this time is greatly respected and appreciated!
On behalf of all of our members, volunteers, and the board of directors, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting and caring for Outdoor Buddies. Our hearts are with each of you in your challenging and unique circumstances--we are in this together!