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|President's Message - Megan Pluviose, April 27, 2020|
Boston Chapter ALA
Dear Chapter Members:
As we all work through adjusting to this new normal, the health and wellbeing of our Members and Business Partners is our top priority, along with our continued commitment to provide the valuable networking opportunities that allow us all to build and maintain strong relationships. While many of our scheduled events in the first half of 2020 are being rescheduled, we are actively developing new opportunities for remote learning and networking.
Following the guidelines of local government leaders and health experts, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Silver Summer Social at Fenway Park, and our June Quarterly Event featuring John Ratzenberger. However, we recently hosted our first weekly Member Roundtable via Zoom with great success, and have planned a virtual replacement of the Coffee Connection - with a twist. We hope you will join fellow Chapter Members and Business Partners on Wednesday, May 6, at 4 PM for a Coffee (or Cocktail!) Connection via Zoom. We also hope to see you at the Member Roundtable, next occurring on Friday, May 1, at 12 PM. Registration for these events can be found on the Chapter website, and invitations for each will be sent by email early this week. Please keep your eye out for more events!
In addition, because we have received so much helpful information from our valued Business Partners in response to this global emergency, we are going to develop a place for our Business Partners to share their “COVID-19 Response” resources with Members and fellow Business Partners. Coming soon is a new page on the Chapter’s website where each of us can access important information and resources available from our Chapter Business Partners.
Please keep in mind the importance of interacting with our Business Partners, and the value that they add to the Chapter in so many ways. Please continue to engage with them – take their calls, respond to emails, and attend virtual learning opportunities they are offering. It is more important than ever to nurture these relationships and to help see one another through this challenging time.
As always, we remain extremely grateful for the continued support of our Chapter Members, and we look forward to finding new ways to connect and engage with you.