A Word from the President - May 2020
Members, I want to offer my gratitude and sincere thanks to you for your cooperation during this period of “shelter in place” and social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are living in uncertain times that require some difficult decisions. This pandemic has caused us to adapt and make many changes in our professional and personal lives. We have adjusted to remote working from home, while overseeing school work and creating recreational activities to keep everyone busy and occupied. We have dealt with cancellation of events, programs and the inability to meet with our families, if they do not reside with us. The most difficult experience some of us have had to face is the passing of friends and family members without being able to be with them and the inability to gather together and comfortable each other. But we are meeting the challenge and with God’s help, we will survive this extraordinary period of our lives.
I want to applaud the Executive Board members as they work with their committees to plan activities and virtual meetings and more. We ask each of you to work with us as we navigate through these uncharted waters. We hope to plan conferences that will take care of our NCNW business and offer insight into the work accomplished in each committee. I have had the pleasure to attend many outstanding virtual programs.
I have learned quite a lot that I hope to bring to the Section they were outstanding; entertaining and informative. We have used this unprecedented time to increase our knowledge and expertise in presenting information to our members and the general public via social media.
I want to caution each of you to please continue to adhere to the CDC directives and to stay safe. I know that wearing a mask and practicing social distancing can be mentally and physically challenging, but we must keep ourselves and our family members safe from this deadly virus. Please read the “Shelter in Place Blues” article and remember that we are all in this together and He will give us strength, patience and the ability to endure.
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans: 15:13
Humbly SubmittedSheri A Marshall, President