March 22, 2020
After much discussion and deliberation, the Chestertown Lions Club board and I have decided that we will CANCEL the Draw for Sight Bicycle Ride scheduled for Sunday April 26, 2020.
The corona virus (COVID-19) is changing the way we travel, congregate and serve in communities around the world. The pandemic is just within the last few days, starting to have an effect on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Experience from countries infected at a much earlier date than the United States, suggests that infections could continue over a few months.
Our Draw for Sight and Bay to Bay Rides are as source of much needed income to meet the needs of our community and we will certainly be financially impacted at this loss of fundraising opportunity. We care about every member, and the people we serve, which is why we all need to put health and safety first, in this challenging time for the world.
For those cyclists who have pre-registered for this event, we have the following options:
Transfer registration/t-shirt order from Draw for Sight ride to the Bay to Bay ride scheduled June 28, 2020.
Accept contribution of the registration/t-shirt funds with gratitude and provide a tax statement of this as a donation. Chestertown Lions Charities, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt public charity as provided for in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Issue refund of the registration fee and t-shirt order.
Lions International has served the world for the last 100 years and Chestertown Lions since 1940. We want to continue to do that and with your support and understanding, we will!
Lion Kitty Neff
Cycling Events Coordinator
For up to date information: www.chestertownlions.org
Chestertown Lions Charities, Inc.
P. O. Box 265
Chestertown MD 21620