Updated February 25, 2021
Dear NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates,
It is with great reluctance that I advise you of the decision to cancel our planned in-person Annual Meeting for 2021. I know many of you have expressed your own concerns regarding the advisability of holding the Annual Meeting in April 2021 given the recent COVID-19 pandemic resurgences, and it saddens me to be the bearer of such disappointing news. I am heartened that NASBP and its many members continue to be engaged, albeit virtually, but I miss, and I know you miss, being together in person to share greetings, ideas, and professional fellowship. We will be together again, just not this coming April. We will be hosting a virtual meeting in April to continue our tradition of celebrating surety, announcing new leadership and NASBP award winners.
NASBP is planning several other virtual events to take place early next year, and, of course, everyone will be invited. Together with the Surety and Fidelity Association of America, NASBP will be hosting a first-ever virtual federal legislative fly-in on March 25, as we will need to connect with our federally elected congressional leaders in the new Congress to extol the merits and virtues of surety bonding, please visit the Virtual Fly-in Website for more information and to register.
I would also like to announce the April 28th Virtual Annual Meeting Event which will include remarks from the NASBP Leadership followed by the announcement of the 2021 Bruce T. Wallace Award and John “Jack” J. Curtin, Jr. President’s Award winners. Then, we will hear two special sessions focused on the future and conclude with the announcement of the 2021-2022 NASBP Leadership and an address from the incoming 2021-2022 NASBP President Tracy Tucker. NASBP will also hold the NASBP Virtual Board of Directors Meeting on April 27, the day prior to the NASBP Virtual Annual Meeting Event. All NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates are invited to participate. No fee is required to participate in the Virtual Annual Meeting Event or the Virtual Board of Directors Meeting.
I am confident that I will see you in person at an NASBP event in 2021, just not as early as we wish. When we're together again, I and the other NASBP officers plan to make that an occasion to remember. In the meantime, please know you have my sincerest wishes for your personal health and safety and your professional success.
All the best,