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Revision Date 10/14/2020

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What's new:

We have resumed our meeting at Sunnyside Up Cafe again, as our summer hiatus is over, and the Governor has opened up indoor dining to 25%.

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Newsletters updated under Members section.
Our October 14th. meeting will be in-person at Sunnyside Up Cafe.

       Our meeting is Wednesday, October 14th, for those who feel comfortable enough to venture out and attend. The room should be available by 11:00 and orders placed by 11:30 when the meeting is scheduled to begin. Masks are encouraged but optional and no one will take offence at whatever your choice is after you are in our meeting room. September's meeting went well with 6 of us in attendance. The staff at Sunnyside rearranged the tables for social distancing which allowed the meeting room to hold 20 people. Our official meeting was shorter, adjourning at 12:30 instead of 1:00 so those who wanted to hang around informally and catchup with one another could. Tom did not do a presentation, but this first meeting showed that we could resume in-person meetings again. I expect this meeting to be normal length but understand if people need to leave early for whatever reason.

A reminder that we still need nominations and have an election for the 2020 - 2022 term of Chapter officers but the voting can wait until we are meeting in strength again. The current officers will continue in their capacity until such a time as this. Please give or email your nominations to one of the nominating committee members: Bob Hull (, Dick Skelton (, or Sue Murphy ( Members currently serving in office are eligible for re-election to their current position or election to a new position. Only paid members are allowed to vote and serve in elected positions, and Richard Sullivan is accepting your $25.00 dues for 2021 if you have not already paid.

The following positions are open for election:
Vice President

Also, flu season is soon upon us so I would encourage us to get our shots in a timely manner. Apparently there is a large percentage of people heading this as many places have run out of stock for the stronger shots needed by seniors, so keep checking with your healthcare professionals or Pharmacies on stock expectations if you haven't already addressed this. Remember, be smart and stay safe.

October's Speaker: Tom Dyble

Topic: Tom has been following the situation in Belarus and may give a short presentation about it, or on another subject as he did not present last month.

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Looking forwarded to this virus crisis being over so we can all meet again with no concerns.

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