Friday, March 4, 2016
It is with great regret that I am writing to inform you that we are officially cancelling the Gold Good Citizenship Medal Gala previously scheduled at Belle Haven for March 26th.
Following Justice Scalia’s passing, our leadership team – and Mike Elston in particular – worked to make arrangements to have an alternate Justice or a member of the Scalia family present to receive the award on the 26th. Unfortunately, we were not successful. We are now hoping to pull something together for one of the Fall Chapter meetings, so please stand by for further information as the summer goes by.
For those of you who had already submitted your reservations and payment, Treasurer Ernie Coggins will begin contacting you to return those payments.
The Gold Medal Gala also served as our March Chapter meeting. Given the short notice, the Board of Managers has decided not to attempt to replace the Gala with a regular March Chapter meeting. Our next meeting will be the regularly scheduled meeting on April 9th. Please keep an eye out for the reservation form in the upcoming March newsletter.
I would also like to take this opportunity to again express my appreciation for Mike Elston’s incredible efforts in securing Justice Scalia as a Gold Medal recipient, and to thank all of you for your patience as this situation unfolded.
Gregory O. Bodge
President, George Washington Chapter