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Postponing Workshops and Events through May

Dear Supporters of The Stone Trust,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Stone Trust is postponing all workshops and events at least through the end of May. We will reschedule as much as possible from June or July through the end of the year, prioritizing 1) workshops for which there is a high level of interest and 2) workshops that support people in successfully completing certification tests scheduled for September 18. After consultation with our instructors, we will publicize a revised 2020 course schedule on or before April 1.

We are happy to refund your workshop tuition or to credit towards future workshops. If you are able to consider the latter option, we would very much appreciate it. This kind of situation can have significant short- and longer-term repercussions for a small nonprofit. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like us to process a refund or hold a credit. Participants who have already registered in spring workshops will be receiving an email with similar information.

Many of you are members of The Stone Trust. Thank you for expressing the value of our work to you through your membership. Your membership fee helps provide reliable income that we depend on to keep The Stone Trust operating. We feel especially grateful for the funding you provide as we negotiate this challenging time.

This morning, we heard from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain that “the DSWA Trustee Board has cancelled all events, activities, etc both at branch and national level until the end of June, which is disappointing but probably necessary.” Let us all weather the disappointments and embrace the opportunities the situation presents. Most importantly, may we all support each other in keeping well and secure.

With good wishes,

Amy-Louise