Well, this certainly isn’t what we had planned for 2020, is it. Life has changed for everyone, whether you are working or staying at home, and whether you are alone or caring for your family and friends. Quite simply, this new reality we are in is a big change for all of us.
Our Executive met twice using ZOOM, and it was a very effective way to interact, as long as we didn’t all try to talk at once! Many thanks go to Cheryl Laine for hosting the meetings on line. Speaking of ZOOM, Cheryl, Leann and I sat in on a large meeting with representatives from other guilds in Ontario to learn more about how to stay in touch with our members. While newsletters are great, of course, now these on-line meetings are being used extensively. We are investigating the cost of purchasing the app to allow us to meet as a large group. Messenger Rooms is another platform that we are checking out. If anyone has any suggestions, we would love to hear from you! My email is in the membership booklet.
I am so thankful for all the masks that were dropped off at my home. They have been delivered to The Boris Clinic (McMaster University Medical Centre) and are provided to patients who arrive for treatment and don’t have a mask. Thank you to each of you. We are making one last drop-off next weekend, so if you aren’t totally tired of making them, they are still looking for more.
I hope you all can get out and enjoy the outdoors; bask in the sunshine, tend your gardens and breathe the fresh air - it’s essential for our health! Keep quilting and please upload photos to our private Facebook group. Just search for the Halton Quilters Guild Members and ask to join. More than 32 members have joined at this point. If you’d like us to send you an invitation, just let me know and I’ll take care of that.
As soon as we know it is safe to reconvene, we will make plans to do so. Until then, please stay safe, smile and take care of you and yours!
Darla Youldon - President, Halton Quilters Guild