This season of new beginnings seems to have brought us hope for a better tomorrow. As of this writing, Covid restrictions are being relaxed and we are all feeling better about being out and about. We surely hope the trend will continue.
We are planning several events in the months to come...the MWI General Meeting in May, the Philanthropy luncheon and Installation of the MWI board in June, the Card Party in August, and the Book and Author Luncheon in October. Our study groups continue to have more attendees each week. We hope all of you will come out to a study group and meet other MWI women there. You may want to join us for a bite afterwards when we all are invited to the diner!
Of special mention: Arlene Sheflin and Sandie Wasley have gracioiusly stepped up to be our new VPs of Study Groups. Let's give them our support as they become acquainted with their new task.
I think we can take a deep breath and sigh of relief and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done with MWI. Judy and I personally thank all of you who have worked with us to bring MWI back!
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT
The mission of our organization is philanthropy, giving back to the community, sometimes learning new ways to look at old things, and making friends along the way. That statement says it all. That is the nature of our members. As an organization we are proof that our members live up to our mission. This past year has been horrendous for all of us. We have gone through the Covid pandemic and survived. We survived by seeing each other, mostly on zoom, and sometimes, weather permitting, we were able to meet at a park. Not only did we manage to stay together, we were able to provide support to Island Harvest with donations of close to $30,000 as well. Since we had no fund raisers, our money came from our member’s dues. Our members are always there to lend support in good and bad times. That is the nature of MWI women.
However, nothing happens unless we nurture. We have all just survived a most difficult time in our lives. Now we are able to meet once again at face-to-face meetings. In order to keep MWI the viable organization it is, it is time to nurture each other. Please help us to grow and keep our future as impressive as our past. It is up to all of us to support our events, as well as our study groups. It is at our study groups that we usually find it an easy time to start and grow relationships. Don’t forget the all-important lunch after each meeting. Please consider becoming a presenter at our study groups.
It is time for new thoughts and new ideas. Everyone is welcome and will be listened to. All ideas or suggestions are worth exploring. Hopefully this virus will be a thing of the past in the not-too-distant future. Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!