IMPERIAL SOVEREIGN GEM COURTS OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
It is after long discussions and careful consideration that this letter is drafted on behalf of the Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho. Considering the current situation with COVID-19 the Board along with the support of numerous past monarchs of the ISGCI have created a plan that we feel best serves the community as well as the integrity of the ISGCI. It is paramount that we join in solidarity “all efforts” to first and foremost do what is best to keep people safe and healthy. With that thought in mind we have come to the following decisions.
As of 3/23/2020 All events thru 6/30/2020 are hereby CANCELLED. We decided on this time frame hoping that things will settle nationally before the end of June but wanted to give time for the “proverbial dust” to settle. After this period of “pause”, it is our hopes to get right back to doing what we do best with the great fundraising efforts we are known for.
Coronation 2020 is CANCELLED. We did not come to this decision easily or lightly. We feel considering courts across the country are trying to postpone their coronations we wanted to not pose a conflict to our brothers and sisters and felt cancellation was the perfect option. We also, unanimously, feel that if a situation of this magnitude must be, there is no group of people better suited for the task. We have asked that Empress Veronica Miles and Princess Dani Blue remain in reign along with all officers and position holders at this time to which they have all generously agreed. The court of ISGCI will stand together in unison, as we have, to assure that both years with them on the throne are successfully “one for the record books”. Furthermore, ALL DECADE MONARCHS for 2020 will be celebrated to their fullest honor and right along with ALL DECADE MONARCHS for 2021 during Coronation 2021.
We have suspended scholarship awards for the year 2020 as due to the above schedule our scholarship events have been cancelled. Scholarships awards will continue in 2021.
With the above mentioned please know that we are still fully functional in every other aspect possible. We continue to operate The Jerry Sweat Fund, The Jimmy Moore Fund, The MAE Fund along with the Prince and Princess Food Pantry.
Please know that we are first and foremost here for the community that lets us serve them. Your health and care is paramount to everything in our mission and with that in mind have led us to the fore mentioned decisions. Should you require additional information please feel free to reach out to any member of ISGCI.
Thank you for you understanding and your efforts in overcoming this pandemic that is proof we are all the same people.
With love and respect,
Gem Empress 27
ISGCI Board President
Gem Empress 28
ISGCI Dean of the College