It is with sadness that I have to tell you that due to the Governor’s announcement yesterday afternoon that schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year due to COVID19 that Technosphere 2020 has now been cancelled. Here is what you need to know in regards to your hotel rooms.
Regarding the guestroom blocks at the Embassy Suites, it is asked that you call to cancel your own individual reservations. Please know that they will not be enforcing a cancellation penalty.
Holiday Inn Express – They have cancelled the block and all reservations. If you need a cancellation number, you can call the hotel.
Hilton Garden Inn – It is asked that you call to cancel your own reservations.
Springhill Suites – It is asked that you call to cancel your own reservations.
Hyatt Place Hampton – It is asked that you call to cancel your own reservations.
No cancellation of a hotel room at any of the five locations will have a penalty.
The Virginia TSA 2019 Leadership Academy was held at Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Keezletown in November. It was a great weekend for all the Virginia TSA members who attended. There were leadership sessions provided by the Virginia TSA State Officer team throughout the weekend which included some competitions that culminated with prizes for the winning leadership teams. Teams were chosen from members of all the schools that were in attendance from the state. This allowed for a lot of communication from students across the state. The student members got to work with students from their own school as well as others from schools across the state in the leadership activities. After the opening session on Friday night, all members went outside to a campfire where they made smores. The members who attended also were involved in team bonding outside activities during the day on Saturday that included a climbing wall, archery and a nature trail to name a few. All students got a lot out of the weekend and a had a great time in the process. Virginia TSA members, if you did not attend leadership academy this year, you definitely want to be a part next year. It is an experience that you will not forget.