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April 2020 NRG News

April 15, 2020 2:17 PM | David Eddy (Administrator)

THE 2020 CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED – RESCHEDULED FOR 2021

The Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 Conference to be held at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard, CA in October. We have rescheduled it for October 2021 at the same venue.

The Board felt that attendance would be much less than normal because of the uncertainty of safe travel secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PLEASE HELP US DURING THE STAY AT HOME PERIOD

We are asking our members who are renewing their membership during this time to stay at home and complete their renewals online through the NRG store or by phone to the NRG Office. Renewing with a credit card is secure and avoids the transfer of the COVID-19 virus with checks and envelopes. Please do your part to help avoid transmitting the virus to our office manager, Mary, and her family.

To renew online, see our Help page on memberships for details on the renewal process. 

To renew by phone please call between 9 AM to 3 PM CDT, M-F at 585-968-8111. If it is difficult for you to call during our regular business hours, send an email to the office and we can schedule a mutually convenient time for you to call.

IF YOU ORDER PRODUCTS FROM THE NRG

For the duration of the stay at home orders in Illinois, we will be shipping products only once per week in order to minimize our exposure. Orders for countries other than US and Canada are being held by the postal service due to limited international flights so tracking may show packages sitting in Chicago for considerable times. Depending on what we see with tracking of prior orders, we may temporarily suspend shipping some overseas orders rather than have the completed orders sit at the airport for extended periods of time risking loss or damage. You will be contacted if this is necessary and you will be given the option of cancelling the order. Thanks for understanding during these difficult times.

ANNUAL WI MARITIME MUSEUM CONTEST (aka - MANITOWOC) IS CANCELLED FOR 2020.

The contest and show scheduled for May 15-17 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. The show/contest will be held as usual next year. The dates will be May 14-16, 2021.

ANNUAL NORTHEAST SHIP MODEL CONFERENCE CANCELLED FOR 2020

The Conference scheduled for April 25 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. The Conference will be held as usual in 2021.

PHIL ROACH – RESIGNATION

Phil Roach resigned as a Director in February. Phil served as a director for just under six years. The Board wishes to thank him for his service. 

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