Dukeries

Message from the Chair

Newsletter July 2020

Hello again to all of you
Once again, I am sitting in my conservatory writing this letter for our July newsletter. I find it hard to believe that we haven’t actually had a face-to-face meeting since February! I’m sure, like me, you’re all looking forward to the easing of the lockdown, although I’m sure you’ll all agree that we still need to be mindful of Government advice and continue to take care to avoid contact with the virus. With that in mind, although we’ve discussed possible ways forward in our zoom committee meetings, we have made no definitive plans to start meeting again…. (although we may have to run a virtual AGM before long, depending on National instructions so look out for a possible email about this!)
We certainly don’t want to end up with another outbreak causing us to be in lockdown through the winter months. Certainly, the warmer weather has made having to stay in a lot more bearable, and I feel lucky to live in such a pleasant area with so many green spaces to enjoy. There are people coping in a lot more difficult circumstances, and my thoughts and sympathies are with them
It’s great that people are still contributing to “Staying Connected”, and our huge thanks go out once again to John Harris for all the time and effort he spends putting it all together for us all to enjoy. Also, thanks again to our membership secretary, Marie and other committee members who have made calls to many members to make sure they’re ok.
As I say in every missive, please get in touch if you have any problems, ideas, feedback or just want a chat. I really miss seeing you all, and just hope that the new normal won’t be too far removed from our lives before Covid.
Stay safe all (And if you haven’t seen it, and want a chuckle, look up Michael McIntyre’s visit to a fortune teller on Youtube to get the irony of that sign off)
Best Wishes

Sheila. XX