Southeast Foundation Cancels July 17-19, 2020 Summer Retreat & Other Updates
After much prayer and discussion, the Southeast Foundation Board has decided to cancel the July 17-19, 2020 Summer Retreat that was scheduled to take place at the Solomon Episcopal Retreat Center near Loranger, Louisiana. This decision followed the June 22 request received from the retreat co-leaders, John and Susan Yates of Falls Church, Virginia, to be excused from attending due to the more recent reports about COVID-19 that have followed for many states after transitioning to Phase II. We also took into account Governor Edwards’ June 22 announcement of the extension of Phase II in Louisiana until at least July 24. While our other co-leaders, Beau and Kristina Crosetto, remained willing to participate in the Summer Retreat and the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center remains open for such events, the SEF Board believes that the prudent course is to cancel the event.
The Southeast Foundation Board made this decision very reluctantly because there are particularly compelling needs and reasons for fellowship, sharing, prayer and reflection in the times in which we all find ourselves now. The Southeast Foundation is committed to again starting up the monthly lunches in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Mandeville as soon as possible, hopefully within the next few months. We are also planning on having another event with a featured guest speaker at the Walden Clubhouse in Baton Rouge in October or November 2020. We are likewise planning on holding the annual dinner in January or February 2021. An announcement will be sent once those dates are finalized. We have also reserved future dates for the Men’s Retreats (April 9-11, 2021 and April 22-24, 2022) and the Labor Day Retreats (September 3-5, 2021 and September 2-4, 2022) at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center.
More information is available on the SEF website: https://southeastfoundation.org/
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