Recent and upcoming events
With all the cancellations and facility restrictions enacted to protect against the spread of the Corona Virus, the VGA calendar is in a state of flux. We have cancelled our annual Veteran’s Day Event, originally scheduled for November 9. Banquet facilities remain closed and the golf course is not offering shotgun starts so it would not have been possible to host this event.
Rene Gill has been working with Sewailo Golf Club to come up with an alternate event. It will strictly be a golf event with no prize money or banquet following but at least will provide an opportunity to get back on the course. Sewailo has a minimum participant requirement so you would need to commit to Rene as soon as possible for this event to happen. The proposed date is Tuesday, November 10, with an 8 AM shotgun start (Sewailo has resumed group activities with certain restrictions: masks in start area, social distancing etc.). Cost is expected to be $65 with 18 holes of golf, cart, practice balls and a $10 card to be used in the casino. This can only happen if Rene gets enough players so email him (firstname.lastname@example.org) so he can add you to the roster. A cut off date of Friday, October 23 has been established to finalize the contract and insure the event can take place.
Battle of the Branches
Hopefully, this virus will be under control by March, 2021 so we can resume our normal charity events. The Battle of the Branches will be scheduled as soon as we know things are somewhat back to normal.
Rene will continue to work with area courses to provide additional opportunities for QCVGA outings and details will be announced here and via email to the membership.
The virus hasn’t stopped the need for deserving veterans who require assistance during these difficult times. Our charity committee continues to work with support groups like Women Warriors to provide help. Our fundraising has been curtailed by restrictions put in place to control the spread of COVID. Fortunately, we had some funds in reserve and were able to provide requested help with a check for $1,000.00 to this group back in early September.
We hope to get back to hosting events in 2021 so that we can continue our mission of assisting these support groups to the degree that we have always done in the past.