President's Message: April
Before writing this April report, I was having a look at what was written in the March report and was amazed how much has changed in just one month due to the Corona virus.
All the events which we were looking forward to last month have all been cancelled and the club meetings have also been suspended.
Our 43rd Birthday celebrations were cancelled, as too was the District Conference, our Bunnings Sausage Sizzles + Shine on Awards.
Business Excellence Awards was cancelled.
Our Primary School Speech competitions have also been cancelled.
We will though, continue with Pride of Workmanship Awards, but in a modified form.
No one knows how long this situation is going to last, but once it is over, we intend to double up on our celebrations.
However, we are still planning for the Manningham Family Festival which is on November 15th, 2020.
To keep our club active, we have initiated a weekly meeting newsletter that is based on how our weekly meetings are run.
Our first email meeting newsletter went out to members a few weeks ago.
It started with a virtual toast to RI and the people of Australia, (hope that you all had your glasses filled for that) and then continued with health and welfare, reports, golden moments and announcements.
It was a great read and is one of the ways members can stay in contact with one another.
We will also be looking at other ways to stay in touch with one another.
Our Board meetings will be by video-conferencing that will be set up by Felix.
During this corona crisis we also need to be aware of others and Rosina has put in an urgent request from Doncare to help supply some key staple food items:
- Canned Tuna
- Pasta sauce
- Long life milk
- Cereal Tinned Tomatoes
If you can help, please call Doncare on 9856 1500 or contact Rosina.
So, to everyone, keep yourselves fit and healthy, take care of others with social distancing and be generous to those in need.