As each of you and your organizations adjust your operations to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, we have also had to make some changes at TxSWANA. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the virus, social distancing orders, and how the event will impact budgets across the state and country, we have decided to cancel the TxSWANA Annual ROAD-E-O that was to be held next month in Austin. While this event is much anticipated by our members and their staff, we had to make the tough decision to cancel it this year because ultimately, the health and safety of everyone is our paramount concern. We are just one of many chapters that have decided to cancel our events this year and as a result, the SWANA International ROAD-E-O, which was to be hosted in El Paso this year, has also been canceled. While this is disappointing, let’s use this time to make sure our employees and families are safe and healthy, our customers continue to receive high-quality services, and our future ROAD-E-O competitors sharpen their skills to be the best of the best!
We certainly hope that we return to a sense of normalcy soon and as we do, we hope you will be able to attend WasteCon, which is still currently planned for December 7-10, 2020 in Grapevine, TX. The theme of that show, which was prophetically decided upon well before the pandemic, is “Embracing Disruption”. I would venture to guess there may be a session or two that talks about this virus and how it has impacted us. TxSWANA is also busy planning our next annual conference which will be held in Lubbock, in April of 2021. As we get closer to that date, we will have more information for you regarding sponsorships and attendance.
Stay safe, stay healthy, as this too shall pass!