Update from the Vice President and Committee - 6th October 2020
Things are beginning to look a little bit better here with positive signs of further easing of the COVID restrictions. As mentioned last month, the Committee has decided that our only option to hold an Annual General Meeting this year is by videoconference / "Zoom". Therefore, the AGM will be held on Wednesday, 18th November at 7.30pm. More information is provided in the Notice of Meeting in the magazine.
The AGM is important to the functioning of the Club and I would encourage you all to attend, in a "virtual" sense. The Committee for this year will be elected at the meeting. I can assure you all that nobody will be coerced into joining the Committee, but if anyone is interested in a Committee position or feels they want to contribute to the running of the Club in any way, please contact myself or any one of the Committee members, or feel free to nominate prior to the meeting.
We have now deferred our fee invoices for as long as we think we can. They will be reissued shortly at the reduced rate of $65. Further detail and background is provided by Juanita in the magazine.
In regional Victoria it is now possible to run a trip, albeit with restrictions: There is a limit of 10 people who can meet outdoors and appropriate hygiene, use of masks and social distancing must be observed. However it is possible to travel and camp, including in State and National Parks with some restrictions. It might be time to dip our toes back in the water!
If anyone is interested in running (or participating in) a trip at any level, Dave Hamann would be pleased to assist. In the first instance this could be as simple as a social run with lunch or a simple overnight camp. Anything to reinitiate a bit of social interaction!
As I keep saying it will be nice when we can all get together in person again. On that note, there is still a glimmer of hope for a Christmas function of some sort, but we will have to wait on that one.