TO: THE KINGSWAY WOMEN’S CLUB (KWC) MEMBERSHIP
FROM: BARBARA NAWROCKI, PRESIDENT; KWC EXECUTIVE
Hello Everyone –
It is trite to say that we are living in unprecedented times that call for strong leadership and decisive action to ensure the health and safety of our many communities. As your Executive, we hope that you are well and taking all necessary steps to ensure your continued good health and that of your family.
We mentioned at the March meeting that we would monitor developments at the federal, provincial and municipal levels with a view to determining whether to proceed in April with the Annual General Meeting. Since then, many businesses have closed including Markland Wood Golf Club, many events have been cancelled, and we are all advised to take this situation very seriously and practice “social distancing”. All of this is with a view to “flattening” or “planking” the curve. Hopefully, we will be in a better situation in the not too distant future but it appears that this may take many months.
We are, therefore, cancelling our April Meeting and will hold the Annual General Meeting at a future date to be determined, when hopefully we will be able to resume normal lives and schedules. This means that we will address at that time the required voting on the 2020/2021 Executive Slate of Candidates and the revised Constitution and By-Laws. Should you have questions on the Constitution, however, please do not hesitate to contact either myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jo Shapiro, Treasurer/Membership Convenor, (email@example.com) .
Social distancing is a concept supported by our medical community and infectious disease specialists. We hear about this every day in breaking news bulletins. We are facing much uncertainty and new challenges, unseen since perhaps the second World War. At the same time, social caring is important – to take good care of ourselves, to extend a helping hand wherever we safely can in our community, while all the time maintaining a sense of humour.
From time to time, we will be posting helpful information on the website (www.kingswaywomensclub.wordpress.com) – for example, information on different places to arrange grocery delivery or free pickup.
Until we are able to resume meetings at Markland, please take good care of yourselves. Among the many things we may be doing at home, i.e. spending more time with family, decluttering, cleaning the garden, etc., we have an opportunity now to read all those books we always wanted to read – imagine what our first book exchange will look like when we return to Markland!!
On behalf of the KWC Executive, we wish you only the best as we navigate these uncharted waters together – take care and stay healthy.
March 26, 2020