As we let you know at last week’s meeting, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 virus situation and how it might impact on our programme.
In the past week several members have, understandably, expressed reservations about attending meetings on Wednesday evenings. With social distancing now recommended by the government and with some of our members being in the higher risk category, we have taken the decision that the responsible action is to cancel all meetings up to the end of April when we begin the summer break.
This is immediate and there will not be a meeting this Wednesday 18th March. Hopefully when the Club programme begins in September things will be back to normal and we can once again get together on a weekly basis.
In the interim, the committee are thinking of ways to hold part of the bi-monthly competitions remotely, i.e. judging PDI’s from home and maybe recording comments that can be uploaded to the web. Prints present a different challenge, but possibly we can look at moving them to September and increase the number of entries per member. The Summers walks are under review but it’s unlikely these will go ahead.
Nobody is more disappointed than we are at having to make this tough decision, but we hope you understand and agree that it’s the best course of action in the exceptional circumstances the World finds itself in at present.
Judith Baron, President.
Bill Pilkington, Programme Secretary / Vice President