April 2020 Zoom Show of Dreams Meeting Notes:
Thank you to the SOD committee members and High Hopes representative, Tracy Dionne-Carlen for taking the time to join the Zoom meeting along with a cocktail or two to discuss a very important Show of Dreams question.
The COVID-19 virus has disrupted everyone’s life with changes none of us could have possibly anticipated. The fact that we, as a club and a very social group, with family and extended family all over New England and the US cannot spend time together as we have for many years has caused a great deal of anxiety and concern.
With that thought expressed, the question concerning the presentation of the 2020 Show of Dreams had to be asked. We have received notification of several annual car shows being cancelled for the 2020 spring and summer season. Having this information in hand, presented a basis for our own discussion. So with heavy hearts and a big dose of let’s play it safe for everyone who plans, participates with a car, a vendor tent or as a spectator, the committee has decided to “Cancel the 2020 BCNH Show of Dreams”.
All of you may ask: What to do with the registration fees, Flushingham Palace raffle funds and sponsor dollars received to date? In light of the current financial situation so many New Hampshire families are finding themselves in, the only thing we can and must do with the Show of Dreams funds is to donate to the New Hampshire Food Bank to help as many families as we can. With Tracy from High Hopes attending the meeting, the vote to donate only to Food Bank was unanimous. Norma will contact all the show registrants to let them know their registration fees and tee shirt money will be donated. Each registrant will be granted free registration for the 2021, 25th Annual Show of Dreams. Diana will contact all the sponsors and vendors to discuss our decision to cancel and as their permission donate their funds.
We are asking all club members, friends and family to “Stay Tuned”. The committee is working on a plan to hold a virtual Show of Dreams with details to be announced as soon as we can.
The 2021, 25th Annual Show of Dreams will keep Triumph Stag, Triumph TR7 & Triumph TR8 as the featured Marques. Remember the 25th is a milestone year for the Show of Dreams so once, all this virus craziness is over and we have our lives as close to normal as possible, we need to pull all of our thoughts together to make 2021 the best show ever.