2020 Pub League is Cancelled
I hope you’re doing well. If this year was a normal year we’d be done with our Pub League season and many of our athletes would be training for Nationals at this time. Unfortunately this hasn’t been a normal year and it looks like we are going to have to sit tight for a while until things get closer to normal. Last week our board “met” to discuss the plans for the rest of the year and we determined that it is best to pull the cord and cancel Pub League. If things change and we are able to comfortably host any games in the fall we will try to do so, but at this time we do not anticipate any games for 2020.
The Annual Awards Banquet is Cancelled
The board also made the tough call of cancelling our annual banquet. We would love to host an event to get everyone together but we don’t know what things will be like in the months to come. We also won’t have a season to reflect on and acknowledge outstanding efforts on and off the field, so we determined it was best to preserve our resources and cancel the event. I would still like to nominate Tim Cabeen for the broken hurley award. I know he looks forward to that every year. I also think we can agree that Liam Bonner takes the cake for this year’s “fastest to respond on Slack” award.
On the bright side we have received our O’Neills jerseys! I am 100% sure that these are the cleanest Pub League jerseys in an August of all time. To get yours we are hosting a jersey pick booth at Hotel Tango on August 22nd starting at 4:30 (more details to come). Depending on the turnout we will host additional jersey pick up events to ensure that everyone gets their jersey to social distance in style.
An Update on Dues
We understand that Indy GAA was not able to provide the season and the competition that you expected this year. For this reason we are offering the opportunity to refund your membership if you would like one. If you are not interested in a refund and would like to donate your membership to the club the Indy GAA would greatly appreciate it. Any donations will help ensure that our club will be around for years to come and that we can cover any costs later this year and early next year. We hope to be back up and running as soon as we are able to do so safely and comfortably.
Please understand that the club incurred some costs that need to be paid so we are taking that into consideration for the refunds. The biggest cost was the jerseys that we purchased for the season in February. In a typical year our jerseys are funded through sponsorships. Since our sponsors have been impacted so hard by the COVID pandemic we will not be requesting sponsorship money from most of our sponsors. To cover the cost of the jerseys the board determined that the best and most fair way to refund our members is to take out the cost of jerseys in each member’s refund.
For example if a recurring member requests a refund they would be reimbursed $150 minus the cost of a jersey. If a member signed up late and was not included in the initial jersey order they may be reimbursed in full. The board also agreed that any new members that paid the new membership fees for this year would be able register again next year as a new member.
To let us know if you’d like to donate your dues, or request a refund, please complete this form.
If we have not heard from you by September 25th we will consider your dues as a donation.
This year has been filled with tough decisions and our board has been doing what we feel is best for our club and community. I want to thank the board for their hard work this year and all of our club members for working with us as we navigated through these unprecedented times.
The AGM will still take place in November, and we will share more info about that when we have it.