The year 2020 has been unlike no other, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting and changing things like we’ve never seen before or couldn’t have imagined. With all of the health and travel restrictions imposed amid a second surge of cases in the north it is even more important to social distance and keep our circles small.
Please continue to reach out to each other, check in, see if help is needed and say hello, not just within our club, but others that may need a hand.
With the future still being unsettled due to Covid-19 our members unanimously passed moving forward with all club meetings and events being cancelled for 2020/2021 until the Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, the overall situation becomes more clearer and it becomes safe for our members, spouses and families to gather together again.
We did not have our Installation this year and will be keeping the status quo with our officers and directors until further notice. Also, our members did NOT want to hold meetings via ZOOM (on-line) though that could be discussed again depending on how things unfold in 2021.
The following activities were still done or will be done by our club n the 4th quarter of 2020:
- Made a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 250 in memory of Ken Minifie.
- Purchased a wreath for the Remembrance Day Ceremony.
- Replaced the lights on the Gyro Community Christmas Tree.
- Will be making a donation to the Kitimat Food Bank to help out during the Christmas period.
We now know that current restrictions in British Columbia will go into the new year and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic will go well into 2021 until COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. Like all of you, I am looking forward to being able to see each other again. In the meantime I would encourage you to support any District IV initiatives to help Gyro’s stay connected despite the pandemic.
Stay safe my Gyro friends and have happy holiday season.
President, Kitimat Gyro Club