We have repeatedly said “hang in there, it’s coming, hang in there” when it comes to the opening of registration for the 2020 rally, and repeatedly we have run into a wall. Our attempt to move to a new ticketing platform (Eventzilla) has proven to be problematic after failing several validation tests – so we need to move to another system. This will delay us, but it is more important to do this RIGHT than FAST – I am sure you would agree (I would certainly hope you would).
There are a few other developments – We are trying to work through a process to help groups get spaces together. We have a rough framework in place, but it will have some caveats – once we have the process pinned down, we will make it available to everyone through the formal channels – email, website, and Facebook.
We have gone through the year-end financials, and we are proud to announce that the total donation we will be making to the Portsmouth Fisher House will in fact be more than we initially thought! We will be donating $19,000 to support their operations, up from the initial estimate of $17.500. We are super excited to be able to increase our donation amount! We have hit a logistical snag – the initial plan was to deliver the donation to them on December 14th, but due to several circumstances, that won’t be possible – so instead of making them wait for us to be able to get the travel worked out, we will be sending the donation to them, and scheduling another date to meet with them down the road. Frankly, it is more important that they have the donations in their hand for the holidays. (On a side note, if you wrote a donation to Fisher House on a personal check, that will be sent to them in that delivery, and a request for a tax receipt will be made then so you will be able to claim it on your taxes).
As always, thank you for your feedback and for your support – we are committed to keeping you up to date with what is going on, but should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reachout!