March 16, 2020
Dear WVASFAA Members,
As I am sure everyone is aware, we are living in a time of uncertainty concerning the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All of our schools and communities are being directly impacted to varying degrees.
Based on the directives being given by both state and federal authorities, WVASFAA is officially cancelling the Spring conference scheduled for April 21-23 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. The CORE training by HEPC scheduled for April 20 has also been cancelled.
On an emotional level this was a difficult decision, but ultimately the safety of our members, business partners, and families had to be the overriding factor.
Thanks to the conference committee for all of the hard work already done to create the agenda and confirm the site arrangements. Thank you, too, to everyone who had registered or agreed to participate in the conference.
If you have already registered you will be contacted very soon to make refund arrangements. If you have made hotel reservations, please contact the hotel to cancel your rooms directly.
My theme this year, based on the world of Harry Potter, has been
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times
If one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Our times look pretty dark right now, but moments of light are shining through and we will get through this together. I look forward to seeing everyone at the conference in October!
Peace and be safe!
Lake Tackett, 2019-20 WVASFAA President