Saturday, March 21, 2020

The virus

It will come as no surprise that Merseyside branch has taken the sad decision to cancel the NWRDay. I saw this mentioned on the NWR Pages so have written to Vicky , current Chair at Merseyside to send my "sympathies" and support. We in Bolton must feel their sadness as its not long ago since we hosted a similar day. Vicky attended our meeting fairly recently, with members of her branch, The good news is that it is not actually cancelled, just postponed. The LACE centre will honour the booking and it will go ahead on 24 April 2021. There are implications for Glossop branch who offered to host 2021 but will hopefully be able to move to 2022. I am awaiting similar news from HQ regarding the National AGM. If you peruse the HQ site you will find the Minutes etc and a proposal to raise fees. This would have been voted for on the day so wonder if we might receive proxy votes? I have two European holidays that are very unlikely and I also think summer school might fold. Very worrying times for us all but we can keep in touch. Brenda has extended the Facebook connection so you are never "alone" The only positive is the time that we have gained to STITCH. get out all those UFOs and photograph the end results. Val

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