PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - July/August 2020

            Happy belated fourth of July and Independence Day of our beloved country. By the time you are reading this I am hoping that the summer of COVID is over and we are discussing this note face-to-face at our monthly lunch. However, as you know better than most, hope is not a method. luckily, we are “plan for the worst hope for the best” type of folks and whatever this world throws at us we are “seasoned” enough to weather the storm with a smile.
 
On the COVID front I am as disappointed as you to continually postpone our face to face lunches and meetings. We have a great crew in our chapter and it has already been too long since we broke bread together. I am truly looking forward to our next get together and I ask everyone to continue being patient. On a positive note I am tracking that everyone is being safe and smart and that no member has gotten sick. If we have anyone or if you know of anyone who needs help or assistance do not hesitate to shoot off a red star cluster and we will send the cavalry! 

Unfortunately, COVID is also having a negative impact on our funding. It has been a few months since we have taken in any revenue and it looks like our traditional day of giving is going to be postponed. If anyone has a bright idea to make up for the reduced revenue come up on the net and we will discuss it at our July board meeting. The more money we have in the pot the more options we have as an organization. It is not panic time but it is time to look at some options to keep revenue flowing for both the chapter and the foundation.  
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