Notice of Meeting

Thursday September 16, 2021 at 6:30-8:00 pm

Kingston Seniors Centre - 56 Francis Street

Dear Club Members,

The pandemic continues to be very difficult for all of us. We are currently paused in Stage 3 of Reopening and may have indoor gatherings of up to 25 people. Within Stage 3, your club has been attempting to create a return to club meetings. We were informed last Wednesday that Ongwanada would remain closed to rentals for the foreseeable future. Your executive has been trying to secure a suitable alternative venue for our meetings. A number of sites were reviewed recognizing that the site must be able to safely accommodate members, be accessible and affordable. We are fortunate to have secured a suitable rental at the Seniors Centre 56 Francis St. We have the use of John A and B room which is one of the larger rentals and will be able to successfully accommodate our first meeting in 19 months!

Please note that we will meet on Thursday September 16th from 6:30 to 8pm. We could not secure space on Mondays but are able to have this time slot on Thursdays. Based on the membership response, the Club will initiate further meetings on Thursdays during the second and fourth weeks of the month until the situation with Ongwanada is resolved.

Our first meeting will be a sale night with very minimal business items. In Stage 3 we will need to follow public health expectations including the following:

  1. Limiting the total number of members not to exceed 25.
  2. Members to sign in to ensure contract tracing.
  3. Hand sanitizers to be used.
  4. Members need to use face masks.
  5. Members to adhere to social distancing expectations.
  6. In addition, members must be fully vaccinated.

This will not be like our pre- pandemic meetings. We will expect members to enjoy our first night together, complete their sales and purchases and leave the site shortly afterward. Since we are limited to 25 in the room if the total number of participants is above this number an entrance can only occur once members leave the site.

Since this is our first meeting that will hopefully get us back to a consistent schedule we would ask to pay your annual dues. Don Mann is out of the country, so please see our Treasurer, Jim Gould, with respect to dues.

Finally, to ensure a successful night I would ask you to please notify me if you intent to participate in our first club meeting. I can be reached at bandjgardner@cogeco.ca or 613-389-9587.

Thank you for all of your patience and support over the past months and I look forward to seeing many of you at our club meetings.

Bob Gardner
President Kingston Stamp Club