by Andrew Cortopassi, Secretary, Reaction Research Society
The RRS executive council cancelled the March 13th meeting out of general concerns surrounding COVID-19. The RRS plans to maintain our regular monthly meeting schedule and provide notice of meeting cancellations one at a time on RRS.ORG as time progresses. The RRS monthly meetings have always been and shall always be on the 2nd Friday of each calendar month. We will also continue to meet at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center at 7:30 pm unless prior change notification is posted on RRS.ORG.
The Ken Nakaoka Community Center has given the RRS notice that they will be closed for all events out to April 30, 2020, for concerns regarding COVID-19. This will include our next monthly meeting, April 10th, 2020. At this time, according to our next monthly meeting will be May 8th, 2020.
Given the closure of the Ken Nakaoka Community Center, the 2020 RRS symposium scheduled for April 18th is also cancelled. Our symposium coordinator and society VP, Frank Miuccio, is working on rescheduling sometime in September or October with a new date to be announced as soon as we can.
Testing at the RRS MTA will continue during this time if this can be done in small groups. All testing at the RRS MTA is done by appointment and scheduled with the RRS president which is the same policy we have always had. Please contact the RRS president for questions about the use of the RRS MTA.
We wish everyone to be well as the world moves through these extraordinary challenges. Be safe, be well, and look after each other.