April 2020

Oh my, what a change from a month ago!!!  I hope all of you are safe and well.  

At the beginning of March, we canceled our 100th Birthday Celebration which was to beheld on March 29.  This has been rescheduled to June 14.  But, in these uncertain times, we are not sure that our world will return to enough normality, so stay tuned.  

We postponed our Lunch with League for March 19 with hopes for holding a live event on April 16.  As our shelter-in-place order continues until May 3, so let’s hope we can hold it in June.

We are planning to hold our first Zoom board meeting next week and we will discuss how to continue our mission in these new times.  Shall we try to produce a “virtual” Lunch with League? How will we hold our Annual Meeting? Should we hold online discussions with our members?  

Our world has changed and may never be the same. I’m worried about so many people who don’t have savings and have lost jobs or income because of this huge economic contraction.  Let’s hope it is short.  

I want to look for silver linings.  No one knows what our world will be like at the time of the November election: it may be unlike any we have known before.  Is this time a good opportunity to compare the world we knew to the world we would prefer?

Will this open up the opportunity for vibrant discussions about the importance and responsibility of government at various levels? Should the federal government have been better prepared? If so, why wasn’t it?  What kind of a health care system should we have? Do we need a better safety net for people in the event of another pandemic or effects of global climate change?  

We all could use this opportunity to get to know our neighbors better, even in this time of physical distancing. Take care of yourself and your family and friends.  If you wish, please send me or another of your League friends an email about how you are doing and your thoughts about these times. We want to support our members.  

Wash your hands and stay healthy!!!


Carol Watts, President

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