2020 MÂCHÉ Convention Pre-Registration Compensation Request
Dear Partners of MÂCHÉ,
As you know, the 2020 MÂCHÉ Convention has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic that has broken out across the world. As a result of this outbreak, the Mayo Civic Center and the city of Rochester made the decision to cancel all events at the Mayo Civic Center through the end of April 2020 - including the 2020 MÂCHÉ Convention.
Putting on a convention of this magnitude is a time consuming and costly venture, and takes many volunteers to make it a success. But it is time and money well spent when we hear how the convention has blessed the lives of homeschooling families!
MÂCHÉ relies on the income from the convention as the largest part of its annual revenue stream. That revenue, in addition to memberships and donations, provides the capital needed to continue operation throughout the year to serve homeschooling families. The blizzards of 2018 and 2019 caused low convention registrations; and coupled with a decrease in memberships, MÂCHÉ experienced lost revenue in excess of $120,000. At the end of 2019, our emergency reserves were very low.
Going into 2020, we recognized that a third year with a loss of such great magnitude would be crippling to MÂCHÉ. Blizzards cannot be predicted a year ahead of time, nor could we have ever predicted the forced cancellation of the convention due to the Coronavirus. The revenue lost this time has put MÂCHÉ into a financial emergency and has threatened our ability to continue to inspire, equip, and protect Minnesota homeschool families. We wish the best for you and your family. Stay safe, and we hope we will have the chance to come together in 2021, to learn and share in the name of faith, family, and education.
We are trusting the God of the universe who is in control of everything to encourage His people to help us through these challenging financial times, and provide a way where there seems to be no way! Will you please prayerfully consider making a donation?
We need your help! Please partner with us so we can continue to inspire, equip, and protect your rights as Minnesota homeschool families.
Ways you can help today –
- If you are currently pre-registered for the 2020 MÂCHÉ Convention, please prayerfully consider donating your convention pre-registration funds. We have created a form to process 2020 Convention Pre-Registration Compensation requests below.
- Donate to MÂCHÉ by clicking here.