06 Oct LEAGUE CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETING RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19
Things are looking a little different everywhere this year and the League is no exception. The conference and annual meeting, usually held at the same time in the same place, will have separate dates this year. The annual meeting will continue as planned on Thursday, November 5, but the event will be virtual. The conference will be postponed to next spring. A virtual annual meeting will respect the state’s current safety regulations for large-group gatherings in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual meeting will use Zoom as an online platform to host members, stakeholders, and speakers. For now, next spring’s conference is planned to be held in-person. Organizers want the annual meeting and conference to be productive, memorable occasions, and to that end, plans continue as if it were a normal year. The agenda for the annual meeting will include board elections, recognition of Project champions, a membership vote on an update to the League’s Bylaws (see article), and a keynote speaker.
Speakers are also still being recruited for the conference next spring. Stay tuned to the League’s Facebook page and e-blasts for more news regarding agendas and registration. During the Annual Meeting the league will be honoring new recipients of the Honorary Life Member and the Perseverance award. Honorary Life Membership goes to those who have demonstrated their support of the Columbia Basin Project and its future development with tireless and significant dedication to efforts that advance the Project, regardless of whether they are involved with the League.
The Perseverance Award goes to those who show the ability to carry on until you complete the task regardless of its difficulty.
Recipients demonstrate the desire and capacity to fight on, regardless of the odds.