Well this whole business of COVID-19 has certainly made for a very difficult and challenging 2020 and this has been the case for all of us individually and as a community.
So I thought I would just try and give you an update on where our club is placed at this time.
OK, so when this COVID-19 started the Board took the stance that we would suspend all club activities and events and hope that we would get back to some sort of normal relatively quickly, the only activity that continued was our monthly Board Meetings.  But that was not to be the case and in fact we twice thought we were about to have face to face meetings again but the outbreak got worse and our lock down became tighter and tighter.
During this time period the Board approved contributing to a global drive to raise funds for the purchase for medical supplies and equipment to help combat COVID-19 in Pune  in India and our contribution along with others has meant that they gained a grant of over  us$100,000.
We are now having official club meetings via zoom and have been for some time now.  Invites are sent out for us to meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and we have an agenda that we follow.  On the other Tuesday night's throughout the month there is a social catch up via zoom which is not an official club meeting but does give everyone a chance to socialize.
We still have not scheduled any activities or events as we are all fully aware of the sever lock down we are currently under but we do hold out some hope that the restrictions will be eased soon.
In the meantime the Board has agreed that we will proceed with the Annual Grade 6 Awards as we feel that it is important to recognize what these school children have been through this year.
Our annual Christmas Trailer raffle will not be happening and instead we will conduct an Easter Trailer raffle next year, and will do the draw of the raffle at our annual Car Show, COVID-19 restrictions permitting.
We are presently trying to determine what sort of activities we will undertake to not only celebrate the 60th anniversary of our club but also the 100 years of Rotary in Australia.
We are all hoping that we can get back to some sort of normal life relatively soon and can get back to a true Rotary Club doing various activities and raising funds to help the community be it local, regional or global.
The Club's AGM is currently scheduled for the 24th of November and is planned to be conducted via Zoom so watch out for the formal notification coming soon.
So lets all stay safe and well and hopefully it will not be too much longer and we will be out of these restrictions and able to get back to being a normal rotary club.