From our President
During discussions with the executive officers of the club, the 2020 Annual tournament held in August has been canceled. There is a lot going on in 2020 including a pandemic, COVID 19 that seems to adversely affect African Americans, among others, with no vaccine or treatment in sight. It was our opinion since other clubs have canceled (not all) we should too. In addition, our tournament director will not be available to guide this operation.
In addition, because of the major protests springing up around the country the potential for this virus to spread is great. Most of us are in the vulnerable group. To increase that risk doesn’t make a lot of sense.
My heart hurts because we break a string of tournaments dating back 90 years. We are/were the longest-running consecutive tournaments in the country.
I regret this action but I believe for the safety of the club and our friends we should cancel this event. The other officers of the club agree. If you have questions or concerns contact any of us: Joe Adams,VP, Larry Andrews, Tourney Director, Willard Rice, Secretary, or Max Mullen, Treasurer.
George Kolb, President