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New Date: TBD
Dear Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Members and Running Community Friends,
As an organization, we are in unprecedented times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) was determined to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization and both federal and state governments have declared a state of emergency. Although last week's Executive Order mandate was for cancellation of events larger than 250, many local community organizations have discontinued in-person gatherings in a concerted effort to protect the people they serve, and the community as a whole.
Kalamazoo Area Runners will be following guidance from federal, state and local authorities, as well as the practices of similar organizations to do our part in helping to control the spread of COVID-19.
The Kalamazoo Area Runners (Board) and several members of the Battle Creek Subcommittee held an emergency meeting on Saturday, March 14, and have decided to postpone the KAR Annual Banquet & Membership meeting. Current board members with expiring terms will be extended until the date the banquet is rescheduled.
A new date has not yet been selected. As we continue to receive updated information, we will evaluate the best option for a future date.
The 2020 Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Fetzer Center at WMU (registration and check in, 6:15 - 6:30pm). The evening's events will be presented in two parts. Part I will begin with dinner at 6:30pm and a presentation by our special guest speaker, Josh Sanders. There is a charge ($20 Adult KAR Member/$25 Adult Non-KAR Member/$10 Children ages 3 - 10) for dinner and the presentation. Please note that we'll have a cash bar available this year!
Part II will begin at 7:40pm and will include our Runner Recognition Awards, Annual Business Meeting and Election, and Door Prize Drawing. Part II attendance only is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 5:00pm on Friday, March 21st.
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