Message to Members About 43rd Annual Meeting

24 Apr 2020 10:38 AM | Lynette Pitt (Administrator)

Message to Members:  43rd Annual Meeting Cancellation Notice

From:  Lach Zemp, President, and Sara Lincoln Sara Lincoln, Executive Vice President

With a heavy heart we are letting you know that the NCADA Officers and Board of Directors have made the decision to forego a gathering of our members in person for our Annual Meeting and Spring program due to the health and financial impacts of COVID19. While we are confident that the event would have been wildly successful and enjoyed by all, our primary focus is on the health, safety, and wellbeing of our members. As North Carolina and the entire United States struggles through this transition, we were faced with a lot of uncertainty that prevented us from confidently moving forward with this live and in-person program.

Keeping in mind that our focus is on you, our members, we are planning a virtual Annual Meeting and Summer Program. In addition to valuable CLE and the opportunity to interact with your fellow NCADA members, we are planning to proceed with the judicial candidates forum, having the candidates speak to us virtually. We are working on a stellar plan to bring us all together virtually in June. The format we are working on will offer flexibility to attend great CLE while still being able to balance the other demands of life in this “new normal.” This programming will include a virtual Annual Meeting where the new slate of Officers and Directors will be voted upon. We hope that you will participate in this virtual programming and will provide registration details in the near future.

If you did already register for our program here are some details on how the cancellation will be addressed:

  • If you have made a reservation at the Omni Hilton, that reservation will automatically be cancelled by the hotel as part of our event cancellation. However, you will want to confirm that cancellation in a few weeks if you do not receive a notice from the Omni Hilton.
  • If you have already completed and paid your registration to the NCADA, you have two options: 1) Apply your payment as a credit to future NCADA programming. Spouse or Guest fees, extra Saturday dinners, and Thursday Judicial dinner fees will automatically be refunded.  2) Receive a full refund.

As social distancing restrictions ease and group gathering sizes are lifted we will be looking for ways to renew our personal relationships and connections with each other. We continue to move forward in planning our annual Fall Seminar on Friday, October 2nd, in Greensboro where we will be at the Sheraton Koury Center. We are hopeful that this program will move forward as currently structured.

Our Annual Meeting and other programming offer exceptional opportunities for personal and professional relationship building and networking, professional development, and R&R time for you and your families. We hope you will continue to explore opportunities to network online with fellow members from across the state at upcoming virtual events. And we will see you in person – maybe 6 feet apart - in the near future.

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