March 23, 2020
Dear Delegates, Leaders and Staff of our summer programs:
With a heavy heart, we regretfully announce that the CISV USA Board of Directors has unanimously voted to cancel all summer programs. This includes those being hosted (like our Step Up in July) and travel delegations/individual delegates to programs around the country and the world this June through August.
Although it is not known when the current restrictions will end in each state and the many countries around the world impacted by this global pandemic, the Board felt that even the most optimistic forecast did not provide Chapters with an appropriate amount of time to move forward with hosting or sending delegations safely in accordance with the high standards expected of our organization. We also do not believe it is appropriate to ask our volunteers to prioritize CISV program planning and preparation at a time when many other personal and professional concerns related to the pandemic are dominating your lives. The safety of our membership has always been our top priority.
Please allow Finance Chairman Dave Armstrong time to process any program refunds. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We will update you with any further relevant information as we are notified.
With the utmost care and respect for each of you, we hope that you and your families stay safe and stay healthy.
Northeast Ohio Chapter