Hello OMQG Members and Retreat Attendees,
After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel some upcoming OMQG events in an effort to "flatten the curve," or reduce transmission of coronavirus in our community as much as possible. Our March Sew Day this Saturday, 3/14, is canceled, as well as our upcoming general meeting on Tuesday, 4/7, and April Sew Day, on 4/11.
We are working to secure a virtual meeting on Wednesday, 4/7, through the MQG website and will update you as we have details. Now might be a good time to ensure you have access to the MQG website, and perhaps take some of this stay-at-home time to explore the many great resources available to you on the MQG website! The sale of Tula Pink event tickets will be postponed until further notice.
We have also decided to cancel this year's spring retreat. This is due in part to additional withdrawal requests that put us right at our minimum number, but also the evolving nature of other cancellations in the community. While our gathering would have been small and lower risk, with the frequent community health updates and activities being canceled that affect family, kids, and work schedules, we want to ensure we can offer everyone their money back given the potential of additional changes over the next couple of weeks. We would like to thank Calvin Crest for refunding our deposit given the extenuating circumstances, and look forward to planning a retreat there in the future. We will also use this opportunity to plan an even better Fall retreat, which we hope you will all be able to make! Retreat attendees: we will be working with Alex to issue refunds of the retreat fees you have paid. Look for an email communicating the details in the next week.
Our most valuable resource is you, our members, and we want to keep you all in good health! Our plan is to resume normal activities in May. We will touch base with you well before then.
Janelle Vogler, OMQG Co-President on behalf of the OMQG Executive Board and Retreat Committee