|CHAMBER DAY 2020 IS CHANGING DUE TO CORONAVIRUS|
Posted by Chamber Day 2020 on March 17, 2020 at 17:28:18:|
The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is dedicated to diver safety and as such, we put the well-being of anyone, diver or non-diver first. This includes our fund-raising efforts. While the need for public funding of our Chamber is very real and ongoing, it cannot override our responsibility to safety and the mitigation of risk.
The CDC has issued guidelines requesting no gathering of groups larger than 50 for a period extending through at least May 9. Since Chamber Day 2020 is scheduled for May 6, that includes us.
Accordingly, and in our commitment to keep people safe, aspects of Chamber Day that require
The four primary aspects of Chamber Day are:
The Chamber Day dives and the Chamber Evening dinner are being eliminated. That being said, we will continue with the Flying Dutchman and the Chamber Challenge. We will also continue to take orders on-line for t-shirts and we are working on a plan on how to deal with the raffles (and how you will be able to buy extra tickets). Here is the plan moving forward:
IF YOU ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR CHAMBER DAY
IF YOU ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR CHAMBER EVE
IF YOU PLANNED ON DOING THE DUTCHMAN BUT HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET
IF YOU PLANNED ON DOING CHAMBER EVE BUT HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET
IF YOU WILL DONATE TO THE CHALLENGE BUT HAVEN’T DONE SO YET
For a number of reasons, it’s impractical for us to postpone this event to another date. By the same token, the money raised from this event is needed in a timely fashion to cover on-going Chamber expenses. To delay the event would severely impact the Chamber’s cash flow and might affect the availability of our Chamber. So we think this is the best possible alternative.
In reality, the only thing that really changes is that some of you won’t be able to do a few dives and some of you won’t be able to mingle at Scuba Prom (aka the Chamber Eve dinner). But we sincerely hope you won’t abandon our Chamber in the same spirit that your Chamber won’t abandon you.
The need for financial support from the diving community is real and even more urgent this year with everything else that’s going on. Chamber Day 2020 is NOT being cancelled, it’s merely being altered to conform to the new realities which we all need to cope with. We hope you’ll understand and, as importantly, we hope you’ll still have our backs with your continued financial support.
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