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From the President

Steve Kirby  | Published on 5/1/2021

Hello all you Healeyphiles, Conclave 2021 has been dominating my time recently. There seems to be no end to the details that need attention and challenges that need to be overcome.

 

Whoever said “this will just be like running another California Healey Week” was nuts (and I think it was me!).

 

Fortunately, your Club (with some help from Golden Gate and San Diego) has really stepped up on this one. Last week we had eighteen committee members back in Big Bear again for three days of intensive work.

 

Even though we have been working on Conclave for eighteen months, I think we all came away saying, “boy we really needed that meeting...so many details needed attention”.

 

I am happy to report that some giant hurdles, particularly pertaining to the organization of events at the hotel, have been overcome and I think we have the best plan of all in place now. Some things will be a little different due to staffing shortages, like buffet meal services, but overall, our event should be a great one.

 

Frankly, after informing all the registrants about some of the challenges we faced putting on an event such as this in these challenging times, I expected a wave of cancellations. It did not happen. We have had the usual few, mostly for health reasons, which is understandable as we are all aging.

 

But we still have a strong crowd....164 Registrants, 325 People.

 

Finally, don’t forget the Regalia Store (www.conclave2021-regalia.com). We will not have any sized items for sale at Conclave, you must order in advance. And even if you are not attending, you are welcome to order.

 

NOTE: ITEMS ORDERED FROM MAY 1 ONWARD WILL BE DELIVERED BY MAIL, AFTER CONCLAVE CONCLUDES.

 

Hope to see you on the road!