Coronavirus and Club Meetings

The following email was sent to members on 15th March 2020:

Dear Members– in view of the constantly changing situation regarding the current pandemic that is affecting the world, even our own little world, I checked with Committee Members yesterday to see what their feelings were regarding our meetings, given the current age profile of many of our members.

The unanimous view was that we should suspend our club meetings until after Easter and April 20th at the very least, in order to minimise the risks we all face.

It is therefore the case that our AV and Where have you been meeting tomorrow evening 16th March will not now take place and we will review the situation later next month.  It may be that the rest of the year’s programme will go by the wayside, and the May 18th AGM deferred till September.  So a further decision will be made around April 19th/20th.  We will talk to Chenderit School about premises fees.

I have already this afternoon cancelled the judge for next week, and I am now asking Steve Gold to cancel the next speaker.

I  have also been advised that the planned CACC  Championship Day at Amersham on March 19th will go ahead but with no members attending – behind closed doors so to speak to use a good football analogy!   No members anticipating attendance at that event will be admitted, unless they are involved with the organisation of the day.

Also potentially at risk will be the Battle vs. Stratford PS on Tuesday 21st April, at Stratford PS meeting place.  However a decisions will be made on that nearer the time.

I am sorry to bring you such news, and at such short notice, but being one of those potentially  to be in (self-)imposed isolation for several weeks, if not months, I feel it is the best decision for us to make.  Please get in touch with me if you need to, or have any questions or comments.

Sincerely
Ian Draper
Chairman and Joint Programme Secretary
Banbury Camera Club