ARRA 2020 Semi-Annual Meeting Postponed
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The past two months have been interesting to say the least, unprecedented for sure and uncertain at times too. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the routines of our daily lives and our normal course of business. There is a new normal now that has brought change to our communities and our countries. In many jurisdictions worldwide, our industry has been deemed essential which may lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses but does not leave us immune to its effects.
Over the past two months, your association; the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) has been evaluating the situation developing our next steps to continue to deliver value to our members now and in the future. After careful consideration, ARRA has made the decision to postpone the 2020 ARRA Semi-Annual Meeting to October 4-7, 2021 in Charleston, South Carolina. Please know, this decision was a hard one to make after the tremendous success from recent Semi-Annual Meetings in Auburn, Minneapolis, Norfolk, and Monterey. In fact it is because of the success of our past four meetings and our knowledge that Charleston would build off of this momentum that this decision was made. By postponing our ARRA Semi-Annual Meeting in Charleston to 2021, we know we will be able to deliver the on-site, in-person semi-annual meeting experience you have come to expect.
That said, an ARRA meeting, “by ARRA, for ARRA,” is still extremely important to us and our membership. This meeting has earned the reputation of delivering timely presentations and information that our members look forward to. Technology allows us to bring a part of that experience into the workplaces of our ARRA members so please mark your calendars today for October 27, 28, and 29, 2020 as the ARRA Semi-Annual Meeting goes virtual! We will be hosting a Lunch & Learn each day from 11:45am to 1:15pm EST where members will hear from industry leaders focusing on ARRA’s disciplines. It is an opportunity to bring your teams together to learn about industry leading best practices, the latest innovations and technology being used and developed for and by our industry. More information will become available over the next couple of months but what is important now is to please get these dates and times into your calendars.
ARRA represents “Responsible Renewal. Reliable Results.” by servicing our nations’ increasing infrastructure deficits. Cost effective, engineered solutions to last while meeting ever increasing demands of being socially and environmentally accountable. With this at the forefront, we know ARRA will deliver a very successful virtual Semi-Annual Meeting in October 2020 and prepare us to all meet again in Charleston in 2021.
ARRA Semi-Annual Program Chair