April 27, 2020
Dear GWRRA Friends and Family,
After weeks of carefully monitoring the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to cancel Wing Ding 42, scheduled to be held June 30 through July 4, in Springfield, Missouri.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association has been committed to observing the recommendations put forth by public health officials since the beginning of this unprecedented situation. The most current information released by government and health care officials continue with the recommendations to consider postponing meetings and limiting attendance. Therefore, the current environment makes it impossible for us to hold a safe and enjoyable event for our attendees and exhibitors.
We are all truly disappointed by having to make this decision, but the latest guidance from public officials, and continued uncertainty with the current situation makes it clear that the most responsible decision is to put the safety and well-being of our members, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, staff and service providers above anything else. We want to thank our members, exhibitors, sponsors, service providers, and the city of Springfield for their commitment and support during these challenging weeks. We will continue to collaborate with the city of Springfield and our service providers through this situation.
In the coming days we will be reaching out to all those who have registered for the event with further details. Please hold off on requesting refunds as we hope to have information on next year’s Wing Ding soon and will give you the option to just transfer your registration to 2021. The CVB will be processing all room cancellations at one time. You should receive an email from them soon. If you do not please contact Carrie Chavez at 417-799-0408. Understand that she is working remote so please be patient. She will get back to each one of you as soon as she possibly can.
We thank all of you for your support and patience through all of these changes and uncertain times.
Stay safe and Safe Riding,
Gold Wing Road Riders Association