Hey folks !!!
Welcome to Twenty Twenty-One …
We are working this out in the background although you're not seeing much activity at this moment.
In eMail and other notifications, there are shows and rallies still being cancelled across the US. (not only RV rallies) In a recent mail, you should see the disclaimer that the FMCA is sending out. They are going to hold the convention in Perry in March but you almost have to sign away your 1st born child.
Joking aside, this is one of our primary concerns and it's one where a crystal ball would help but absent being able to see what's going to happen 9 or 10 months down the road with a pandemic in progress is tough. Our first concern is everyone's safety. Secondarily is that some folks travelling from state to state or Canada to the US require quarantine, that's really a hard thing to figure out. If we do have an event, were probably "still" going to have to screen all folks coming in to make sure they can pass temperature screening, medical history, recent travel questions and have in use PPE. We are going to have to install sanitizing stations just about everywhere. The catering personnel are going to have to socially distance folks sitting for dinner and I'm sure there are other worries such as sanitizing surfaces as well as other considerations that are not immediately on the radar screen. If we play a Gotcha Tournament, we're probably only going to be able to sit 4 people per table (maybe only 2).
On a personal note, I'm getting my 1st vaccine next week so I do see progress and a path towards closure on Covid-19. Hopefully, other folks will take advantage of the opportunity however (probably for good reason) there are folks that will resist the vaccine.
We have invitations from a couple of resorts in good locations that we are looking at and we are going to fully develop those opportunities before making a decision. Of course the main decision maker is Andy and he's going to have to go thumbs up on the event if all of our ducks are in a row. Unfortunately there exists an opportunity for really serious litigation in the event one of the attendees becomes sick and heaven forbid something more serious occurs.
In recent news, it was reported that the Tampa Supershow was only down in attendance by 25% and that a number of the vendor attendees report that they had a good show. I understand that they had controls in place where foot traffic was only allowed to flow in one direction but none the less the event was well attended.
Hopefully there's light at the end of the tunnel and we can all get back to our traditional routines.
We did not forget about you guys. We're doing the best that we can to figure this out. Hang in there.