The following was received on Monday, March 16, 2020, from the President of the Tampa Bay AHC, host club for Conclave 2020:

Dear Conclave registrant,

As events have continued to unfold regarding the Covid-19 virus, we now find that the most prudent course available to us is to cancel Conclave 2020. I regret that this is the case because I know how much the Healey faithful look forward to our annual gathering, and I also know first-hand how hard many members of the Tampa Bay AHC have worked to plan for what would have been an outstanding Conclave. Unfortunately, Florida weather combined with the existing schedule of other Healey-related events precludes us from postponing and rescheduling Conclave 2020.

I engaged the AHCA leadership in making this decision. As I said in my email last week, the safety of our membership must be the priority and it was the leading factor contributing to the cancellation. While I know many of you will be disappointed, and some may even disagree, I hope that all will recognize that we have reached this decision with the health and well being of our registrants in mind.

We have not yet worked out the details of how we will make refunds, but we will do so in short order and then be back in touch with you. I ask for your patience and cooperation as we work through this. I would suggest that you go ahead and contact the Plantation on Crystal River to cancel lodging reservations you may have made. They may be reached at 800-632-6262.

Bill Borja


Tampa Bay AHC

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A follow-up email was received regarding cancellation of the Conclave hotel reservations. As stated below attendees should refrain from calling the hotel unless they do not receive a cancellation notice in the next few days.

Dear registrant,

We have been in touch with the Plantation on Crystal River regarding Conclave 2020 lodging reservations and they have agreed to cancel the reservations in a block and send confirmation emails to individuals. This eliminates the need for registrant telephone calls unless you do not receive a cancellation confirmation withing the next several days. I trust that you will find this helpful.

Bill Borja


Tampa Bay AHC


The following was received on Saturday, March 14, 2020:

Dear Healey Enthusiasts:

We regret to inform you that it has been necessary to postpone Texas Healey Roundup 40 scheduled for April 3-5, 2020, in Granbury, Texas due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We have many elderly members and others at high risk so we felt this was the prudent thing to do.

The hotel and other venues in Granbury are available for the weekend of September 18-20, so that is the new date, Same Place - Same Location!

The committee has been hard at work on Roundup and we have already paid out deposits for a number of things but we will refund your registration fee if you so desire, otherwise, we will hold your deposit for the September event. If you wish to request a refund please contact the Roundup Registrar, Barbie Bucy, at
Again, we are sorry we have to postpone Roundup but we felt it was the best thing to do. We hope to see all of you in September.

Best wishes,
Karen Gilleland
Texas Healey Roundup 40

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Information for reserving hotel rooms for September 18-20:

Karen Gilleland, Chair of Texas Healey RoundUp 40 has asked that this notice go out to all who have a hotel room booked with Best Western Granbury Inn & Suites. Karen and the Hotel Management have come to an agreement on handling the “TEXAS HEALEY ROUNDUP” group. Our Group Rate is still $85.00.

Below explains what YOU NEED TO DO to cancel the current room and book your room for September Dates.

1. You will have to call the Hotel direct at (817)573-4239 and cancel your room reservation that you had for the April dates. Please have your confirmation# if possible.
2. When you have cancelled that April reservation while on the phone with clerk MAKE YOUR NEW RESERVATION FOR THE SEPTEMBER DATES THAT YOU WANT.
3. Get your September Hotel Confirmation # from the hotel clerk.

Look forward to seeing y’all at the 40th Anniversary of Texas Healey RoundUp!
Karen Gilleland, Chair

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