A Letter from the President
We are pleased to launch the Society’s new website. I apologize, though, the message is less positive than what it might have been during a year of normal events and activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions have dramatically curtailed the activities of the Society … we are very disappointed our 2 signature annual events have had to be cancelled. Likewise, the 2020 New Brunswick Highland Games were also cancelled for this year
St. Andrew's Dinner and Celebration November 28, 2020:
Due to the ongoing and revised COVID-19 restrictions, the Annual Saint Andrew’s Dinner & Celebration for 2020 is cancelled. This will be reviewed later next year for the 2021 event.
Burn's Day and Celebration January 23, 2021:
Likewise, due to the ongoing and revised COVID-19 restrictions, the Annual Burns Day Dinner & Celebration for 2021 is cancelled. This will be reviewed later next year for the 2022 event
SASSJ Scholarship UNB-Saint John:
The scholarship monies for the upcoming year have been paid to UNB Saint John. We are awaiting notification of the recipient.
Membership Dues for upcoming 2020/21 year:
Annual member dues for the upcoming year will be reduced to $20 from the regular $40 … for this year only … at this time.
All regular quarterly members meetings are suspended until COVID-19 restrictions are modified or lifted entirely.
The 2020 Annual General Meeting is cancelled.
Election of the new Board, Executive and Officers is suspended until the next AGM.
In the absence of an AGM and election, our existing Board will stay in place during the interim period.
Possible Member Visitations / Telephone Calls:
Again, due to prevailing COVID-19 restrictions member visitations will be suspended.
We sincerely hope you are well and keeping safe in these unprecedented times. I truly hope the restrictions can be safely removed or modified to some extent next year.
Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh!
(Good health and every good blessing to you!)
John S. Buchanan