As most of you have probably heard by now the EANGUS 49th Annual National Conference in Little Rock has been cancelled. The EANGUS 50th Anniversary Conference will be held 8-11 August 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Little Rock, Arkansas was approved as the host of the conference in 2022, with Rochester, Minnesota to follow in 2023. As each state works with Hotels and Convention Centers those exact dates for each of those years will be announced later. We are truly in unchartered territory. We have never canceled a National Conference. I hope everyone is staying safe and is not going completely stir crazy as we sit through the stay at home orders. Here in Iowa as with most states, the National Guard has Soldiers and Airmen on duty to help with the pandemic. Therefore, the Post Exchange is still open and serving the “Best Customers in the World”. We are following all the precautions to keep our employees and our customers safe during the day. Some days I would much rather be home, but I do love my customers.
I have called an Emergency Executive Council Meeting for next week. We will discuss how this Pandemic and National Emergency will affect the Auxiliary. Once we work through that and have more details, we will pass them along to everyone. I am sure everyone has questions which we should have answers to after that meeting. Please get with your Area Director and/or myself prior to Sunday with your questions so we can research answers prior to our meeting. That will help prepare us to continue to run this organization without any delays.
I have participated with the EANGUS Executive Council emergency meetings over the last couple of weeks and have been a part of the discussions on their plans. They will continue to have their 2020 Scholarships, Publications, and Awards programs this summer. They
recently extended the deadlines for each of those programs. An email was sent out on the EANGUS side explaining the details. A copy of that information is on page 6-8 of this Signal. Those details are also available on the EANGUS web page. Please pass this information along to your families letting them know they can still apply this year.
As always, please continue to keep all of our Soldiers, our Airmen & their families currently serving & those who have served in our thoughts & prayers! God Bless You & God Bless America!
Proudly Standing Side by Side,
EANGUS Auxiliary President.