1ST.SEPTEMBER - MESSAGE UPDATE No. 5 FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN:
Well, slowly, slowly things are gradually improving. It has however in some instances been a case of one foot forward, back half a pace, and move forward again. July saw the start of the easing regarding shops and hospitality with the opportunity to meet up with family, at a distance, or even an informal run out with like-minded friends. August then brought further relaxation and the introduction of limited socially distanced events. With the opening of more museums and public attractions our Facebook pages show several breakout trips being organised or attended. In addition Harold Payne, at Anglia Motel, had an ‘open house’ over the VJ weekend plus the Mucklebugh Collection organised a similar event the following weekend much to the enjoyment of those wishing to get those wheels moving again. However as we go into the autumn months we should not anticipate any ‘formal’ Group rally events, or meeting activities, as we continue to follow Government advice regarding the safety of our members and the public.
Regarding Group Monthly Meetings our Secretary has been in contact with Easton College and our meeting room could be available again from the start of the September term. However the Committee consider, given the current limitations on gatherings plus the social distancing requirements, that it is unfortunately still not practical given our normal attendance levels. As soon as the situation improves we will notify the membership via our Website, Facebook pages and possibly personal email.
There will be an Autumn Newsletter, due out towards the end of next week, and I thank the few stalwart members for their contributions. As with the Summer Newsletter this will be available in our Members Only Area so you can just read it, or print it should you so wish AND PLEASE print off a copy for any member you know who cannot obtain a copy via this route. However as we go into the doldrums of the pre-Christmas months please remember it’s YOUR Newsletter, not mine, so if you wish to see a December issue I will need some articles and photos please.
As with previous updates the important thing for us all is to remain positive during these strange times and continue to observe the rules, however confusing. Stay safe, and hopefully we will all meet again on the other side.