Dear Society Members,
About now we should be holding our AGM, having a few drinks and nibbles and setting ourselves up for the forthcoming seasonal festivities. We all know why this is not happening and it will be a while before we can meet again. Your Committee are keeping abreast of the ever changing situation and as soon as physically and healthily possible we will recommence our programme of speakers. In the meantime enjoy Christmas as much as you can within the rules and stay safe. Hopefully the Spring will bring better fortunes for us all. Until then best wishes.
The Society has set itself a target date of Monday 29th March 2021 for the resumption of meetings at Avonway.
Debbie Merry our Programme Secretary has stood down the booked speakers for January and February next year as it seems that it would be overly optimistic to meet during these two winter months.
We will only be able to meet in March if it is safe for us to do so, complying at all times with Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions applicable at that time.
There must be a certain amount of optimism in setting this target, which will be reviewed periodically as time progresses.
Meanwhile we will continue to keep in contact with all members by email or personally delivered newsletters and this website will be updated to set out the situation for meeting up in March 2021.
At a meeting of the committee on 8th September a decision was taken to cancel our AGM planned for 30th November due to the continuing uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although we have a full programme of events arranged for next year, we do not know yet when it well be safe to resume our meetings . At present we need to err on the side of caution when it comes to meeting in a large gathering.
It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of our meetings originally planned to take place at Avonway on 28th September and 26th October 2020.
The Committee is planning to meet in September and a decision will then be taken regarding the AGM on 30th November.
Today we should have had a coach full of members and friends visiting Abbotsbury Gardens where many would be looking forward to having a splendid lunch!
Susan’s hard work in organising a trip that couldn’t go ahead because of Covid-19 prohibitions can be appreciated by looking at the Garden Visits website https://www.gardenvisit.com/gardens/abbotsbury_gardens
Do take a look – it’s well worth it!