May 6, 2020
I had hoped that this letter would be an invite to our
annual fundraising golf outing
at Waccabuc Country Club. Unfortunately, because of the unsettled situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, holding the outing at this time of uncertainty just isn't practical.
This has not been an easy decision. Our golf outing is our only major fundraising activity during the entire year. It is also an opportunity to honor our doctors, dentists, nurses, speech pathologists and technicians for their unswerving commitment to our surgical/dental missions. This year we planned to dedicate our dinner recognition to our own physicians, nurses and technicians who are on the front lines around the country, working long hours under difficult and trying circumstances, risking their lives, trying to save others through this crisis.
We actually got off to a good start in 2020, with surgical missions to Ethiopia, Bolivia and Colombia. Reluctantly, we had to postpone planned trips to Colombia, Peru and Chennai, India. (We are still trying to get Avianca and Latam airlines to return our volunteer's airfare - so far not successfully.) We hope to reschedule these trips when conditions permit.
Our outing is also a fun way to say thanks to you, our many friends and supporters throughout the year. We appreciate everything you do for us. We could not exist without your support. We cherish you!!
It's impossible to say now if we will be able to reschedule the outing for a later date this year. If it can happen, we will get back to you, although I'm not optimistic.
Should you be inclined to consider supporting HTCNE in the interim, we would be extremely grateful. Our address is below.
We look forward to our country coming out of this pandemic, and that we can once again all get back together and share golf, dinner and good times together.
Please stay safe and be well!