In what was a tough decision by the NTPDA Board of Directors the 2021 Nashville Annual Meeting has been cancelled. Over the past several weeks it was becoming more clear that the vast majority of our membership had made the decision to skip the event. This past weekend President Scott and Vice President Trey had some discussions about the numbers and, of course, the bombing which happened just blocks from our hotel.
President Scott sent a note to each Board Member asking for their input and the group voted 8 to 2 to cancel. President Scott did not vote and would have only done so if there had been a tie. We will be holding a Board Meeting Conference Call during the time that we had been scheduled for Nashville to accomplish the business of the Association.
In addition if you had pre-paid your registration we'll be making reimbursements as soon as Kim gets back in the office. If you made room reservations we urge you to call and cancel as soon as possible.
Now your staff is working to make sure we connect with each member who had indicated they were going to go to Nashville. We are also connecting with the hotel, the restaurant, transportation, the Jack Daniel's Distillery and others involved. In addition we're also changing up The Bulletin and removing information about our 2021 event. That issue should be in your hands in the next couple of days.
Now it's on to making plans for our 2021 Summer Meeting which is scheduled for Portland and our 2022 Annual Meeting and Trade Show which is scheduled for California. Our focus will be to create some outstanding events that will help each of our members and their businesses.
On a personal note you need to know that we worked hard to make this happen but in the end it was not to be. You should also know that NTPDA Leadership took on the task to, behind the scenes, continue to keep everybody in the loop. We've had near daily phone calls and text messages. Our thanks to President Scott and the entire Board of Directors for their input and work. Thank you too for being an NTPDA Member...it matters.