For the first time in 11 years, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a Global Pandemic which is the worldwide spread of a new disease. For the first time, we are witnessing several large events being cancelled, Universities temporarily shutting down campuses and communities under lock-down. When faced with such uncertainty or a crisis of such potential magnitude, making responsible and informed decisions based on key sources of information, is vital. To that end, with the growing uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 virus and mounting global concerns, we have been tasked with making some very difficult decisions.
As part of our commitment and in an attempt to take reasonable yet appropriate action, while fully supporting our member’s needs and regulatory requirements, we have made the following difficult decision. It is with deepest regret that we must announce the cancellation of our AGM and Dinner event at our traditional venue on April 17th at the Holiday Inn and instead opt for a Virtual meeting only. The date will be 15 May 2020.
Please note that the AGM is not being cancelled in its entirety, but rather scaled back appropriately in order to meet regulatory requirements and help protect our members, staff and volunteers as much as possible.
We realize that many of you enjoyed the comradery of the event, including the festivities, prizes and food. However, in the interest of protecting our members, staff and volunteers from the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have consciously chosen to streamline the event to a virtual meeting only event in May 2020.
We, like many others, have not anticipated such a global event and regret any inconvenience this may cause you, even though we have tried our best to inform you all as soon as possible of this decision. We thank you for understanding the matter.
The Energy Credit Union