Executive Director's Message
Wanda Ruffo Twigg
2020 Annual Business Meeting and the Corona Virus
Just as much of our regular life has been affected by COVID-19, our MRSPA Annual Business Meeting is also impacted.
The 75th Anniversary, 2020 Annual Business Meeting that was scheduled for May 13, 2020 at Camelot by Martin’s in Upper Marlboro will not take place as planned, but it will take place!
Because of the need for 6 feet of social distancing between attendees and many of our delegates being over age 60, and being most at risk for catching the virus, the meeting will take place by conference call/electronically. This is allowable under the MRSPA Bylaws.
The MRSPA Board of Directors and Local Presidents have been informed of the change to the Annual Business Meeting. Local association delegates will still be needed. The 2020-2021 Proposed Budget, included in this newsletter, will need to be approved. The MRSPA Vice President, Secretary and Non-Board members on the Nominating Committee, will need to be elected. The Scholarship Raffle winners will be drawn and the prizes will be mailed or delivered in person.
All registered delegates to the 2020 Annual Business Meeting will receive their meeting materials through the US Mail. The ABM program book, that contains the agenda, officers, and local and committee reports for the meeting will be mailed along with the 2020 Memorial Book of our deceased members.
Additionally, ballots for the election of officers and non-board members of the MRSPA Nominating Committee will be included in the mailing. Ballots to approve the Proposed 2020-2021 Budget will also be included. A self-addressed stamped envelope and directions how to complete and return both ballots will be included for prompt return to MRSPA.
This is not the way we wanted to celebrate our 75th Anniversary, however, it is prudent as we all abide by directives to stay safe from the new virus. We will hold our celebration in May of 2021, when we are all able to meet again!
Delegates to the Annual Business Meeting are asked to watch your mail in coming weeks for a package of information about the meeting and to return your ballots as soon as possible after receiving them.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work through these unforeseen circumstances. Please take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Wanda Ruffo Twigg
MRSPA Executive Director