I want to start by thanking all who continue to support my decisions regarding the cancellations of our events in order to keep our members healthy, I appreciate it very much. I will always put the health and safety of our members as my number one priority. Just be patient, we will be partying safely together again hopefully later this year.
We recently tried something new, well new to me, and that we had two virtual meetings last week. The Wednesday evening Social hour, on April 22nd, was well attended with a total of 17 people including 2 prospective members which was great. It was fun to see some of the group and catch up with what everyone has been doing to pass the time during this “stay at home” order. We may do this again sometime in May.
Because our By-laws require a General Membership meeting once a year, and has always been part of the April party, I had the idea to also take advantage of today’s technology of Zoom, to be able to hold the meeting even though we weren’t able to have an actual party. This allowed us to take care of HHH business now, so we can party later. I was pleased that we had 7 out of 9 Board Members attend and 7 non-Board members which included the same 2 prospective members that attended the Wednesday night social, which was great. I want to thank everyone who participated in this unique way of having a meeting, it is very much appreciated. The meeting got off to a slow start due to some technical difficulties, which was not unexpected, but once we got going, we were able to hold the meeting without any further delays. I tried my best to only hit the highlights of the officer’s reports, discuss the nominees for our election of Board members and discuss the main reason I had proposed some By-law changes in an effort to keep the meeting time to a reasonable time period. By the time you read this, you should have received your email ballot from Tracy. Please respond by the date indicated on her email.
I will keep you all posted as to when the earliest we can get together again either at Emerald Lake, or when we can have our next house party.
Meanwhile, Stay Safe!!