116th Explorers Club Annual Dinner Postponed

Dear Members,

Amid growing concerns over the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Explorers Club with health guidance from the US Center for Disease Control, and local New York City health authorities, has decided to postpone The 116th Explorers Club Annual Dinner until October 10th.

As explorers and expedition leaders, sometimes we must make unpopular and difficult decisions in an effort to protect the health and safety of our members. Even Ernest Shackleton turned back against tremendous odds to protect his team. Like Shackleton, the decision is clear — the safety risk is too great to move forward with ECAD under such tenuous and potentially dangerous circumstances.

For those who have already purchased tickets, please note that your ticket is not cancelled and there are three options we can offer:

  • Unless we hear from you about an option below, your ticket will automatically transfer to the newly scheduled date of October 10, 2020 (this way, your seat is secured for what is likely to be another sold-out event)
  • You may offer your ticket to someone else
  • You may take a 100% deduction for your contribution

This decision was not made lightly. ECAD is the Club’s most significant fundraiser and the Club relies heavily on the funds raised to operate during the year. That being said, our top priority is the well-being of our membership, and we hope that you’ll work with us during this trying time.

Regarding ECAD weekend activities – The annual meeting will still take place, but via world-wide teleconference. We will be releasing further details shortly.  All other weekend activities are postponed to the new date.

The Club has a small, but dedicated staff who many of you know work day and night to provide the best possible service to our members. We ask that you please be patient as they finalize updates.

They will communicate with you about additional ECAD details as soon as they are finalized.

Warm Regards,

Richard Wiese
President, The Explorers Club

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The Explorers Club Saint Louis
c/o Marguerite Perkins Garrik
886 Queen Anne Place
St. Louis, Missouri 63122

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