2020 BSA Reunion is Canceled

Dear Big Safari Family and Friends,

As I reported last week, in light of the COVID-19 national emergency, the BSA Board met to discuss the Reunion scheduled for next month.  Since that meeting, we have been working with the Hilton La Jolla to cancel/postpone our current contract.  Fortunately, we have come to an agreement that will, without financial penalty, allow us to cancel our current contract.  There will be NO Reunion in April of 2020.

That said, we do not yet have details on the when and where of the next reunion.  As soon as we have the new place and time, we will get the announcement out to the Association.  I am sorry that we are forced to postpone our 2020 Reunion, but I’m even more sorry about the circumstances, facing our country and the world, that made this decision necessary.  

Please be safe. I ask that you take a few minutes as soon as possible to cancel your personal room reservations with the Hilton La Jolla hotel. Reunion registrations will be refunded but may a few days as we work through the process to process all the refunds.

Finally, I want to thank our great planning team for everything they did for us for the planned reunion in San Diego.  Sue McKechnie, Brian Raduenz, Kimberly Kochergen, Paul Stewart and Ian Young have been terrific, and had planned a great Reunion for us.  I can’t thank them enough.  

We are lucky to have such generous people!

Again, be safe, and all the very best,

Mike Meermans

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Mike Meermans

USAF 1973 - 1995, Retired CMSGT; Linguist - crewmember RC-135, Comfy Levi, EC-130 Compass Call, and Creek Hound/Fury/Flush programs; 13 years as Professional Staff Member of Congress, Budget Director and Staff Director on the House Intelligence Committee; Sierra Nevada Corporation Strategic VP, Legislative Affairs