Reunion moved to 2022!
9/17/20 Reunion Update from Incident Commander/Chair Nancy Gibson
I am greatly looking forward to the next National Forest Service Retirees Reunion, but due to concerns surrounding large group gatherings amidst a pandemic, I am pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with Harrah’s Lake Tahoe to postpone the Reunion for one year, to August 29-September 2, 2022.
Thanks to all of you who responded to our survey and let us know how concerned you were about the Coronavirus continuing to affect travel plans until we have an effective vaccine. This reinforced the Planning Team’s concerns about the uncertainty related to the virus.
The health and safety of Reunion participants is paramount. We heard you, through the recent survey and other contacts, and have rescheduled the National Forest Service Retirees Reunion to 2022.
We were not sure that we could hold a reunion that would be both safe and enjoyable as soon as next September, with registration set to open in January. In light of the pandemic, Harrah’s has been very helpful in allowing us to change dates without incurring any penalties or fee increases.
Some respondents to the survey were surprised at the decision to hold the Reunion in a casino. After an extensive search for locations at Lake Tahoe that could accommodate a large group with both lodging and meeting facilities, Harrah’s was the only venue that met our needs at a reasonable cost. It is possible to access the hotel and meeting rooms without walking through the casino area.
Harrah’s is in a great location just a few blocks from the south shore of Lake Tahoe, within walking distance of an array of shops, restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment.
We are looking forward to seeing you in 2022! Visit our website at 2021fsreunions.org
Any questions? Let us know via Facebook (National Forest Service Retirees Reunion) or by email to PSW2021FSReunion@gmail.com.