Well what a horrific past three months we have had since my last letter, I just hope all of you are keeping well and staying safe and I am sure soon we will see an end to this pandemic. Even then when we are all COVID-19 free I fear we will have to adapt to the “new normal” for the foreseeable future.
So, I felt now was a good time to write just to give an update on the current situation of the association and to confirm what we have discussed on the council. First up all the way back in April we should have had our annual dinner which we did consider postponing but we have now sadly agreed to cancel until next year, any member that had booked & paid should by now have received a refund from Mr. Kibler. Soon after the dinner we of course should have all gone to Church to listen to your president do a reading, from discussions with the Church this has also been cancelled until next year.
We should by now have had our golf clubs out and spent the day in glorious sunshine at the Leeds Golf Club but with the current situation in mind our Golf Secretary Mr. Stacey and the Golf Club have agreed to suspend our Golf day
booking until a later date, we can only assume until 2021. Mr. Stacey I am sure will have contacted any member that had made a booking and will keep you updated individually on the Golf Day situation.
Our AGM has now been postponed until the next convenient time, more than likely to be next session and it was unanimously agreed that each council member will retain their positions for a further year.
The current lockdown measures in place also meant we missed our annual Summer Solstice walk & Pub Quiz – Always an enjoyable event (even though I missed the last one!). So, I hope you all had a good Saturday evening wherever you were.
The council has also agreed to a year’s free membership for all, as a gesture for the lack of events, lectures & visits and going forward into next session we still have a handful of bookings which we will of course confirm and publish to the members but this is all dependant on the Governments lockdown and social distancing rules and guidelines they will have in place come September.
Should you have any concerns please contact any council member.
Please continue to stay safe & keep well.
President – Leeds Association of Engineers