It’s getting close to our first event of the season, but alas, we have no idea as to whether or not we can have Spring Fling this year. Here’s a letter from the Co-Chairs of the event explaining it all, for now!
As you all aware, your ACBS Spring Fling and Annual Meeting Committee had planned a fun weekend for having an event in Murphy’s California and very much centered around activities at Ironstone Vineyards reminiscent of events of many years ago.
At this time, we do not have any information from International as to when events can be planned and sanctioned and without their sanction we cannot plan any events in detail, pay deposits, etc.
Back story: One of the main reasons we were returning to Murphys was to enjoy, as we had in years’ past, all the amenities at Ironstone Vineyards. With the owners being long time ACBS members and great friends of Don and Sylvia, we were assured of very special individual attention. At this time the winery is not even open for events and not sure when that will happen.
Another issue that has us very concerned is when and if the vaccines will be available and when most of us, in a bit of advanced age, will be able to get both doses of the vaccine in time to enjoy activities planned. And Spring Fling not being a boating event, makes it even more difficult to plan social distancing events and staying safe.
So we have decided, rather than do haphazard planning at the last minute, to reserve Murphys and Ironstone for our November Annual Meeting, weekend and dinner. Hopefully by then we can plan and enjoy all the special activities we would like to bring to the membership.
In the meantime, many of us have rooms reserved for April in Murphys. Hopefully you can once again change them for November. So far, our hotel has been very accommodating. Or you can plan on going to Murphys in April and enjoying a little getaway. We may do that.
Here are the dates and the information of the hotel in case you do have reservations and wish to change. We do have 20 rooms blocked for the membership for November, 12th and 13th, 2021.
Murphys Suites, 134 Highway 4, Murphys, CA. 209.728.2121 or 877.728.2121
fax number, 209.728.9442
Iren Jenny, co chair, any questions call. 925.899.9708
Sylvia, Leutz, co chair, any questions, call 916.681.4751