Members of the Société Guilhem IX are invited to attend the annual Dutch-treat dinner at The Wine Loft in Kalamazoo, MI, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening 7 May 2020. We will have an upper room and, this year, will order from a prix fixe menu with separate checks.

If you would like to attend the dinner, please e-mail me by Monday 4 May 2020 at heller.64@osu.edu. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

We ask volunteer drivers on the one hand, and prospective passengers on the other, to identify themselves as such at the time when they request their reservations, and to congregate at the 5:15 p.m. Membership Meeting in Bernhard 209.

The Wine Loft is located at 161 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, tel. [269] 343-9227). For directions and menu, see the The Wine Loft website.

Cordially,

Sarah-Grace Heller
President
Société Guilhem IX


55th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS CANCELLED

On March 17, 2020, the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University made the following announcement:

“The health and safety of our attendees and our community are our first priority. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the most recent recommendations of the CDC and the WHO regarding social distancing and public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020).”

Visit the Web site of the Congress for a statement on refunds of registration fees, on-campus housing costs, and meal tickets, plus contact information for local hotels.