Happy Spring! My daffodils are blooming and our sprinklers have been turned on, which tells me it is Spring. However, this is not the Spring that any of us anticipated; social distancing, face masks, Zoom meetings and take-out food are the “new normal”. I hope that all our members, their families, friends and extended families have continued to stay healthy.
Our “Celebration of Giving” luncheon scheduled for May 19 has been cancelled. This was formerly our “Giving Luncheon” but the Board wanted to take it in a new direction where we celebrate not only our sponsors, but our amazing volunteers, philanthropy recipients and community members that make the SRWC the outstanding organization that it is. I was looking forward to introducing our 2020-2021 Board of Directors, Board Assistants, Committee Chairs and Activity Chairs.
What started as a conversation as to what the SRWC could do during this pandemic, turned into the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund, which has raised over $15,000 and continues to raise money for nonprofits in south Deschutes County. Thank you to our members, community members and local organizations who have graciously donated.
As always, our members are “steppin’ up during this difficult time” by making face masks, checking on and picking up groceries for friends and neighbors, dropping off treats for friends, supporting local restaurants with take-out orders, practicing social distancing and wearing face masks.
Please continue to read this newsletter for details on all SRWC events. For the most current information, please check our website or email blasts.
As always, if you need anything, please reach out to me at (925) 708-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy!