A Message From Club Presidents Brown and Christensen Concerning the Cancellation of the 2020 CLC Grand National
Well we were all thinking about this but now it’s official, the Grand National for 2020, planned to be hosted by the Missouri Valley Region, our club, has been cancelled. Too bad, it was going to be a fun time. But with all the concern with the Covid-19 pandemic the GN too has been affected. Certainly sorry to have to inform you of this, but if this is the worst we face, that will be OK. Thank you for your interest in the Kansas City Grand National, and we look forward extending an invitation for you to visit us at a later date. Steve Christensen, president Missouri Valley Region
Dear CLC Members:
Well, the COVID-19 crisis has completely upended our plans. This is the message I did not want to have to send, and you did not want to receive.
The Club has reluctantly decided to cancel our 2020 Grand National meet we planned to hold in Kansas City in June.
Given all of the issues and uncertainty surrounding the impact of the COVID-19 virus, and the demographics of our Club, we felt we had no choice. The local county where the meet was to be held, had already cancelled all events exceeding 10 people currently ending only two weeks before our event. The State of Kansas has cancelled school until the end of August. It wasn’t looking good for our being able to proceed as planned. We were already receiving requests to cancel registrations, and the number was beginning to grow. As of today, I understand some of you are in areas that are currently minimally impacted by the virus crisis. However, many of us are, and some are in areas that are unfortunately, severely impacted now; and, your situation may change between now and June 9th.
Given the Club’s potential liability under the event contracts, the potential for member disillusionment by our holding a less than stellar, poorly attended event, and the most important, the potential health risk to our members, I determined cancellation was warranted.
This is not what we planned, and not what we wanted to do. But, it is a necessity given the world we currently live in. Hopefully, this pandemic will subside soon and we can all safely get back to our lives, and automotive pursuits.
We’ll be back next July in Albuquerque. It’s going to be a great event, hope to see you there.
Until then, stay safe.
HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK?
First, and most important, DO NOT CALL THE REGISTRAR about refunds!
The 2020 Kansas City Grand National registration refund process will begin very soon. We will verify member information and audit the registration to assure the accuracy of the amount of the refund due to you.
For those of you who charged your registration, we will issue credits to the original card used to secure your registration. You should see a credit appear on your card’s statement per your bank’s policies. If your card is unable to accept a credit transaction, or if it is rejected by your banking institution, a check will then be sent to you by mail.
If you paid by check, you will receive a refund check by mail.
If you paid by card and by check because of an automobile registration, you will receive both types of refunds. Our goal is to return everyone’s registration fees as soon as we are able.
Please allow us time to complete this process in a timely manner. We estimate everyone should have received their refund by April 15th. It is our hope to be concluded before that date, and we will do our best to accomplish that task.
Hotel Reservation Cancellation and Deposit Refunds:
The hotel has decided that each reservation be cancelled individually. This can be done by telephone to the hotel- 913-451-8000. Or, you should be able to do so, through the Marriott website- www.Marriott.com or their reservation number 800-228-9290Hotel Reservation Cancellation Update
The hotel has updated its position on cancellation of room reservations. They have decided to do a global room cancellation for those who registered within the block. If you registered outside the block, that is using points, or at other than the CLC rate, you still need to cancel your reservation yourself. This can be done by telephone to the hotel- 913-451-8000. Or, you should be able to do so, through the Marriott website www.Marriott.com or their reservation number 800-228-9290. If you used a third party reservation service, you will need to contact them directly.