The introduction of the Lockdown has had significant impact on every person in the UK and beyond. It was very clear from the outset that it would be impossible to continue to meet in the church hall during the restrictions. The decision was taken to try to continue to meet using online technology. After a few minor hiccups we have now managed to hold an online meeting on every Wednesday since the 8th April.
These Zoom meetings have allowed the Club to fulfil so much of what we were able to do previously. Of course, we miss meeting in the hall, but we have still been able to connect with one another. There has always been time for a chat and catch up on members’ news before turning to the evening’s objective.
We have had external speakers from further afield than usual; we ran two Lockdown PDI challenges; reinstated the formal PDI competitions, including the PDI Photographer of the Year; and we’ve even had a Club quiz.
More details on those evenings are in this Newsletter (CCC Newsletter June 2020), so please read on to learn more about what we’ve achieved and what we have arranged for the next few weeks.
I also want to thank all members who have participated on Zoom, with particular thanks to those who have adapted the programme, implemented and managed the technology, and contributed to the content. Well done!
I hope you agree that we’ve really responded positively in these challenging times – all from the comfort of our own chairs and not those ones at the hall!