We keep moving forward. We are looking forward to our Fall events and continuing Study Groups. The Book and Author luncheon will resume in October after a long hiatus. Of course, the Chanukah party will be in December at the time of the holiday. I totally welcome new ideas from the new leaders who are coming forward. I welcome our new members and thank our longtime members for continuing to support MWI. Please “talk us up!” Encourage your friends to join MWI!
Our study groups continue and we have been able to resume our Film Discussion group. Let’s boost attendance at our Study Groups and support the leaders who work hard at planning the programs. The calendar is on this website and reminders arrive weekly by email. Feel free to wear a mask and sit socially distanced from the group. We strive to keep our meetings safe for everyone.You are welcome at all MWI events and study groups by showing proof of having at least three Covid vaccinations/boosters. Judy and I wish all of you a healthy and safe new year.
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!