LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
FIRST QUARTER of 2020

Hello TRSC family. Well, who would have guessed our fantastic, crowded Sunday night dances and party events for the almost total first quarter of 2020 would have come to such an abrupt halt! Truly, none of us could have ever seen anything like this coming, or expected it to be lasting for so long. I am sure, many of you, like me, are having shag withdrawals! Not to mention seeing and talking to all my shagging friends!

Well, no matter how difficult this is for all of us, we must continue to pray, and put it in God's hands, and know He is in charge. We must all be diligent in helping to be a part of fighting this invisible force that has taken and continues to take so many lives. As hard as this is for me to write, at the current time I cannot tell you when we will be able to get back to our beloved dance. As you all are aware, we are under Executive Order 121 to Stay at Home, effective March 30, 2020. This order shall remain in effect for thirty (30) days from that date unless repealed, replaced, or rescinded by another applicable Executive order. Therefore, we cannot set a certain date to get back to dancing just yet. But please know, I will jump like Paul Revere when the time is right, and notify you all, "THE DANCING IS COMING!!"

This has hit us all hard in many different ways. But we as the TRSC family must not forget our club, Attitudes. The directive from the governor which keeps restaurants from serving food in their establishments is really hitting small businesses hard. So please do your part, when Claude and Kathy are selling plates on Saturday evenings, and support them. Let your friends, family and neighbors know too!

As you all know, SOS is cancelled. I received the following email from Robin Morley, the ACSC Chairman. I will share the main body of her email below;

"I hope this finds each of you healthy and following the status of COVID-19. As you all know, SOS is cancelled and that certainly was the best and only decision we could make. As it turns out, none of us could have realized the severity of this pandemic. Of course, we have lots of questions floating around concerning Fall SOS and what events will occur. The leadership of NMB is working around the clock to protect their citizens, providing them with updates, and mandating updated rules and regulations. We will be working with them in the near future to plan 10 days of fun filled activities. The number one (1) question is, are we going to have the parade in the Fall? My answer to you at this time is, we certainly hope so and will be working our best for this to occur."

As you can read from Robin's email, ACSC is working diligently to have Fall SOS, but until things get closer, and they can get solid direction from the town of NMB, and governor of South Carolina, nothing is confirmed.

We have been advertising on Beach Boogie and Blues radio station with Justin Rouse for more than two years now. However, we had to make the decision to stop our advertising until we get back to dancing. As soon as we get back to our scheduled dances and parties, we will resume with the advertising. Beach Boogie and Blues radio station has had one Party at Home music night so far, and is planning another in the near future. You all probably heard TRSC was one of the sponsors for the first night. The board voted unanimously to sponsor the show and the cost was minimal for the advertising minutes we received. Here again, TRSC trying to support the folks that have and continue to support us. Having said that, let's plan to support them on the next one. This keeps our club name out there helping local businesses.

You probably remember at our last meeting, we were discussing our planned parties for 2020. Well 'ole CORONA VIRUS has already cancelled one event, and the second is cancelled as well. So please be thinking of ideas for parties and fundraisers which will help the club and others in their time of need. You can run your ideas by Lynette Rigsbee for parties and Raymond Rigsbee for fundraiser events. I have already had one suggestion for a "Kiss My A$$ Virus Party"!

So we have started out another great year for TRSC, even though we are temporarily on hold. I feel certain once we are able to get back to our lives, and the new normal, we will pick up where we left off. With all the great minds we have in our club, we will come up with new ways to help bring in revenue, in order to meet our budget goals. But until that time comes, please all stay safe, follow the social distancing rules, and take care of your families and each other. We are a family, so check on each other from time to time. Feel free to contact me, should you have any questions or concerns about TRSC. During these difficult times of sitting at home away from friends and family, think about this quote from Muhammad Ali, "Don't count the days, make the days count".

Thank you,

Greg




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