As I write this message, I hope that all our members, their families, friends and extended families are healthy. I am inspired how the SRWC has stepped up during this difficult time.
A call went out to our members with a request to sew emergency masks for St. Charles Hospice and our members “stepped up”. Approximately 60+ masks will go to St. Charles Hospice. Thank you, Marilyn Daggett, for getting this project started.
After receiving emails from members on how the SRWC could help during this difficult time, the Board approved the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund. Our initial goal is $5,000 and SRWC members are responding generously. Please read more about this Emergency Fund in the article below. Thank you to Cheryl Storm, Debbie Baker, Kris Besson, Shirley Olson, Ann Juttelstad, Linda Rico and Corinne Gentner for their hard work on this project.
We also asked our members to help in a variety of ways during this difficult time. Our members responded as I have heard of members picking up groceries for others, administering Facebook groups to help the southern Deschutes County community, inviting members to go for a walk (practicing social distancing), checking on other members by sending emails or making phone calls and ordering takeout from our local restaurants and the latest—sewing emergency masks and donating to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. I’m always so proud of our members. Because of all this, I have changed our motto for this year to:
“SRWC Steppin’ Up During this Difficult Time”
All of us, including the SRWC, have been affected by the coronavirus. However, the most important thing is that everyone stays healthy, practices social distancing, washes hands and stays in place. My mom always told me when I was having a difficult time, “this too shall pass”.
All April events have been canceled. Under our Bylaws, we must hold our Annual Meeting in April to vote on the proposed slate of officers. This year we will hold our Annual Meeting via email. Look for an email around April 5 with the proposed slate of officers and instructions on how to vote plus a “Year in Review” of the SRWC.
As always, if you need anything, please personally reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy!