Is it over yet? The New Year is almost here and 2020 will be a thing of the past and one for the record books. In our lifetime, we have never seen anything like it. I keep waiting for the locusts to descend. I don't even want my ophthalmologist to tell me I have 20/20 vision.
But enough about the past year, let's look to the future and 2021. MWI is doing well, thanks to you, Polly (our Zoom Maven) and that wonderful article about us in Newsday. If you never read it, here is the link...https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/zoom-helps-meadowbrook-initiative-members-fight-lockdown-loneliness-1.49055057
What do we have to look forward to now that the election is behind us and the year is almost over? Hopefully, we will all be able to meet person to person in 2021 and attend a few events. Let's keep our fingers crossed...maybe we should cross our toes too.
At this time I want to wish you and yours a very happy Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year! May 2021 be everything you want it to be.
An article in Newday is a big deal if you live on Long Island, and all I had to do was make the suggestion to Linda Susman, our publicity spokesperson, and the Newday writer and editor agreed to just go with the story. So, my dear ladies, MWI once again became famous on September 13, 2020 with the cover story in Act 2...all about our Zoom meetings and the improved state of mind those meetings have given us during this pandemic. In addition, the online version featured Addy Kalsmith as spokeswoman, speaking so positively about MWI, as only Addy can. My intention was to spread the word about our organization in order to boost membership and welcome those new members who have joined us in this unusual year.
My idea to host the first ever MWI Open Mic/Talent Show in October, expertly coordinated by Judy Fischman, brought the highest attendance ever at one of our Zoom meetings, and most importantly, gave 25 of our members the chance to perform in a two minute slot, and know the confidence to know that they can actually present on Zoom.
Moving ahead into December, we will have a holiday slideshow featuring our members during the pandemic. Without any events this year, my intent is to show what our members are up to and where we may find them. I hope all our members will be included.
More and more of our members are stepping up to share their expertise and knowledge on Zoom. I continue to thank all for their support and participation, and hope to see all of our members in our Zoom meetings.