A Chairde,

Canceling the much anticipated 2020 North American Convention in April was heartbreaking but unavoidable due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Almost three years of planning, organizing and fundraising came to an abrupt ending when the mandated shelter in place was announced in mid-March.

Due in the most part to the extreme generosity of our local sponsors and donors we are happy to announce that we are hosting the 2022 Convention from April 21st to April 24th 2022 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Foster City. The donors and sponsors who supported us for 2020 graciously allowed us to keep the funds and put them towards a future Convention. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic we decided it was best to forgo hosting in 2021 and opted for 2022 as an alternative.

We are still in the early stages of planning for April 2022 and will keep you updated as planning progresses. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated. We will endeavor to host an amazing weekend of Music, Song, Dance and Irish Language.

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this trying time. Covid-19, along with the recent fires, has made it a challenging year so far. Looking forward to more “normal” days ahead and of course getting back to dancing and socializing.

On another note, please renew your Comhaltas membership for 2021 prior to Mid-November. This is the deadline for us to submit all memberships to Ireland for the year 2021. See detailed information in this edition of the Scéal.

Slán,
Josephine Brennan, Chair