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From Jane Wills

We had an excellent turn out for our March Branch meeting via Microsoft Teams; there were a few hiccoughs as expected, with members trying to join the meeting and, of course, people being on mute.

It is reassuring to know that our Branch membership has remained strong throughout the pandemic, which shows the absolute dedication of our members and the support they give the Branch.

Discussion was held around how things have changed for the catering teams during the pandemic, and how they were coping with these changes. Of course, some of the changes were easier to handle than others.

Anna Warman has been circulating a Branch newsletter to keep members amused with stories and photographs of what members have been doing to occupy their time, along with any news from the Branch.

We are now in the position to look forward and are counting down the days until we are all able to meet up face to face for a meeting and social event. Until then, plans are afoot to organise a quiz and cocktail evening via Microsoft Teams – this should be an interesting evening!

Meeting dates for 2021

Thursday 15 July: Subject to prevailing circumstances, this will be the Branch’s first (socially distanced) face-to-face meeting for well over a year. A very exciting prospect.

Thursday 7 October: again, hopefully a face-to-face meeting.

Thursday 9 December: AGM and Christmas social.

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