Croeso! Welcome!

Notice to Members and Friends from our President,

In a normal year, we would begin August making plans for the annual garden party. The garden is ready but Covid-19 is interfering once again by prohibiting us to meet in person. We can wash our hands, wear masks, stay home if we are sick and gather outdoors but social distancing would be impossible unless we restrict the number to a maximum of 10. This sadly defeats the purpose of the garden party, which is for all of us to enjoy one another’s company in an informal, spontaneous way.

The Cambrian Hall has never been so quiet for such a long and that in itself is really sad. Thanks to Wynford Owen and Jackie Chapman who brave the silence to ensure that the hall is safe and secure. As fall approaches and as it is obvious that Covid-19 is with us for the foreseeable future, we can anticipate that fall activities such as the annual Anniversary Dinner to celebrate the 91st ‘birthday of the Cambrian Hall and the Welsh weekend normally held in early November will also be cancelled. I have heard several ideas how we could celebrate these events virtually but would love to hear more. Please share your ideas with any member of the Executive or Social Committee.

Please note that The Book Club are still holding virtual meetings via ZOOM. Please contact Gillian via mail@WelshSociety.com if you would like to join the virtual meeting of The Book Club.

Again, if you have any ideas of activities or meetings that you think we could do virtually, please email Lynn at puffin49@telus.net.

It is important that we stay connected.  In the meantime, as Dr. Bonnie Henry reminds us, “it is our time to be kind, to be calm and to be safe” That is to say “Mae’n amser i ni fod yn garedig, i gadw yn dawel ac i gadw’n ddiogel”.

Croeso yn Gymraeg.