"It ain't easy"... but we do keep trying and are addressing each new challenge. Judy and I have been diligently trying to move our study groups back to "in person." What seemed like a sure thing this past June has become anything but that. Only about 50% of our previous venues are taking requests for meeting rooms, so nothing is a sure thing. This requires patience from everyone. So, how can you help as an MWI member? Please support us and try to attend as many study groups as possible. Please wear you mask whenever we are inside. Please be flexible if times and venues change. Most of all please, update your email accounts and start using Gmail to insure that you receive our emails so you know what's going on.
We hope everyone gets their booster shot and flu shot so that we continue to stay well. We are always looking forward, so maybe this winter will be better than last year, and hopefully 2022 will bring back our fund raising events, and shared fun times.
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 about to be 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!