May 14, 2020
First and foremost, I hope you and yours are well. Please continue to do your part to protect yourself, the ones you love and your fellow man during this difficult time. The TOGA Board of Directors met on May 13th to discuss how our 2020 Reunion could proceed. It is still a go but we have a number of hurdles to negotiate before a final decision can be made. We know how much you look forward to our time together and with our Regiment at Ft Myer. We will do all we can to make it happen but we have to know we can do it safely and within our financial constraints.
The Board has determined that we must have a minimum of 100 attendees registered and paid by midnight June 5th in order to proceed. In order to assist you with this important decision, the Board wants to assure you that full refunds will be made if the Reunion is cancelled.
Click here now to register https://www.oldguard.org/2020-toga-reunion/ . You can also reserve your room at the Sheraton Pentagon City when you register for the Reunion.
Please know that the Army Museum has cancelled our day trip due to construction delays brought on by the Covid19 virus. We are hopeful that will change as we get closer to the time. We are actively looking into alternatives to that trip and in conversation with both the Navy Museum and the Spy Museum. I think you’ll find both to be entertaining and informative if we’re unable to reschedule with the Army Museum.
Please register before June 5th. We can’t proceed if we don’t have 100 people signed up. Call your friends and make sure they know about the deadline too. You’re covered if we have to cancel. We’ll refund your money. Spread the word and be safe.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Flip Godfrey, President
April 18, 2020
Fellow Members, Family and Friends,
I’ve got couple of important things to pass along to you today.
Important thing first. Please click here to review a proposal to amend our By Laws. As you may know, only TOGA members can change the By Laws. We’ll discuss the proposal and hold the vote at our 2020 Annual General Meeting of TOGA. In a nutshell, this proposal opens up TOGA associate membership just slightly to include U.S. military veterans and family of Old Guard veterans.
I’m very happy to tell you that we’ve just implemented a new member benefit, a 10% discount on all TOGA merchandise in our Quartermaster store for current members of TOGA. All you need to do is go to www.oldguard.org and login. Click on the store after you login and you will automatically receive the discount on everything in the store. Check it out and pick up a couple things to show your pride in your service in our Regiment.
I hope all of you are paying attention to the Covid issues, keeping your distance and staying safe. The Board of Directors is hopeful that the concerns will subside so we can hold our reunion September 16-19. As of today, we’re still a go. Check www.oldguard.org often for updates and any changes to that plan.
Philip (Flip) Godfrey, President