We have been investigating our options for running the Expo in the current Covid environment – which has changed significantly in the last couple of weeks with the move to the Red Traffic Light setting.
Due to the uncertainty around travel and venue capacity limits we have had a distinct cooling of enthusiasm from sponsors and traders to attend, due to the upfront costs and potential low returns if we can only have small numbers of people coming in the venue.
As a result we have been forced to postpone the event, and will be looking to see when we can re-schedule once we have some certainty after the impending Omicron outbreak.
Disappointing, but due to circumstances out of our control it cannot be avoided.
With the recent move to the Red Traffic Light setting, we thought it would be more prudent to change from an in-person meeting to a Zoom Conference call, as lots of people will be considering whether they need to go out given the Omicron situation.
So to keep everyone safe it makes sense to move to a virtual meeting via Zoom, details are below :
I will start the meeting at 8pm sharp & we can go for 40 minutes & it will then end & we can start it up again with the same link if we need to go longer….
Pre-registration has now closed – to get the printed registration form click HERE
Club Championships – now on Sunday 14 November at the Newlands Community Centre – 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands – note the new date, times & venue!! – we have managed to find a venue on the Sunday at late notice due to a cancellation, hence the last minute notification!!
– we haven’t organised a lunch at this point as the venue has only just become free, but will provide an update on this soon.
– Buy / Sell / Swap space will be available if you have stuff to bring along, just bear with us as its the first time we have used the venue so might take a while to get this area set up!
Schedule • Setup starts at 11am • Registration starts at 11.30am • Registration closes at 12 midday • Judging is between 12-2pm • Models can be removed from 2.30pm • Pack down and vacated by 3pm
For classes & details – see HERE for the full list.
Unfortunately the committee have decided to cancel this event, due to circumstances making the organisation of the event in time not possible, and the likelihood that the event would not be a success if it was attempted without effective planning.
When we have more news on a new event, we will post up an update.